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FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO WELCOMES THE STEVE MILLER BAND WITH SPECIAL GUEST PETER FRAMPTON THIS JUNE
01.30.2017

MASHANTUCKET, CT (January 30, 2017) – Foxwoods® Resort Casino today announced that The Steve Miller Band and special guest Peter Frampton will play the Grand Theater this June as part of the band’s 2017 summer tour.

 

“We’re thrilled to welcome The Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton to Foxwoods this summer, as they are truly living legends who have deeply impacted the face of music over their decades-long careers,” said Monique Sebastian, Vice President of Entertainment and Entertainment Marketing at Foxwoods Resort Casino.  “It’s exciting to offer our guests the opportunity to see such prolific performers while also adding to Foxwoods’ storied entertainment history during our 25th Anniversary year.”

 

Coming off an extraordinary 63 shows in 2016, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Steve Miller and his band look forward to delving into their deep catalogue of hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Joined by Frampton, the tour kicks off in the metro New York area at PNC Bank Arts Center and Jones Beach Theatre (June 15 and 17) and then makes its way across the country before wrapping August 14on the West Coast. The full itinerary can be found here with more dates to be added.

 

“Peter and I first met at Olympic studios in London in the late sixties when we were both just starting our recording careers,” said Miller of Frampton. “He was a wonderful guitarist and songwriter then and he is even more so today. Over the years, we’ve played together in venues from theatres to football stadiums and everything in between. He always sets the musical bar high, his band always knocks me out, and I’m thrilled we are going to spend the summer together doing a great run of concerts. This is the kind of quality and talent we both strive to present and I’m looking forward to a summer of great music, exceptional performances and fun. Peter is a remarkable musician.”

 

Steve Miller was a mainstay of the San Francisco music scene that upended American culture in the late '60s. With albums like Children of the Future, Sailor and Brave New World, Miller perfected a psychedelic blues sound that drew on the deepest sources of American roots music and simultaneously articulated a compelling vision of what music-and society-could be in the years to come.

 

Then, in the '70s, Miller crafted a brand of rock 'n' roll music that was polished, exciting and irresistible, and has dominated radio through today.  Hit followed hit in an endless flow: "The Joker," "Livin' in the USA," "Take the Money and Run," "Rock'n Me," "Fly Like an Eagle," "Jet Airliner," "Jungle Love," and "Abracadabra" among them. To this day, these songs are instantly recognizable when they come on the radio and impossible not to sing along with.

 

Running through Miller's catalogue is a combination of virtuosity and songcraft along with melodic vocals and signature guitar riffs. His parents were jazz aficionados -- Les Paul was his godfather -- so as a budding guitarist and singer, Miller absorbed valuable lessons from their musical tradition. When the family moved to Texas, Miller deepened his education in the blues, meeting T-Bone Walker and learning to sing and play listening to him and Jimmy Reed.  Miller then moved to Chicago where he played with Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Lightnin' Hopkins, Buddy Guy and Paul Butterfield.

 

The Steve Miller Band has played to more than 15 million people in the last 20 years. In addition to touring with his band, Miller is also contributing his time to serving on the welcoming committee of the Department of Musical Instruments of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and as a board member of Jazz at Lincoln Center, where he curates and hosts shows at both institutions celebrating blues, jazz and early American music. In 2016, Miller presented five sold out shows at JALC: “Ma Rainey Meets Miles Davis” and “T Bone Walker – A Bridge From Blues to Jazz.” His 2017 plans for JALC will be announced soon.

 

For the full tour schedule and additional information on The Steve Miller Band, visit www.thestevemillerband.com. Tickets for the Foxwoods show may be purchased online at www.foxwoods.com, or by calling the Foxwoods Box Office at 800-200-2882 or Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. Tickets are also available on site at any Foxwoods Box Office.

 

About Foxwoods Resort Casino

25 Years Proud: Since 1992, Foxwoods Resort Casino has offered guests The Wonder Of It All as the premier resort destination in the Northeast.  As the largest resort casino in North America, Foxwoods offers a vast array of gaming in seven casinos; AAA Four-Diamond hotels, restaurants from gourmet to quick service, world-renowned spas, award-winning golf, state-of-the-art theaters, and exclusive retailers. Foxwoods is owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and was the first full-service casino built on tribal land, pioneering a nationwide movement that now includes more than 400 gaming properties owned and operated by over 200 tribes across the U.S. For more information on Foxwoods and the property’s 25th anniversary celebrations, visit foxwoods.com.