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New Orleans, January 13, 2014 - Call him the Gangster of Love. Call him Maurice. You can even call him the The Joker or Space Cowboy. Everybody knows that Steve Miller speaks the pompitus of love. The Steve Miller Band will play the Saenger Theatre on Thursday, March 6. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, January 17 at noon.
Miller's broad appeal crosses boundaries, from headlining the 2011 opening of the new $2.5 million TV home of "Austin City Limits" to collaborating with country superstar Kenny Chesney on the Country Music Television special, "Crossroads."
His triumphant 2012 return to Europe was highlighted by a smashing, sold out, critically-acclaimed performance at London's historic Roundhouse. After a 2013 tour that hit the US, New Zealand, and Australia, he starts the 2014 touring season in Canada in the spring.
Miller has released not one, but two new albums - the 2010 number one blues album,"Bingo," and its successor, "Let Your Hair Down" - the first new Steve Miller Band records in eighteen years ("cause for celebration," said the Huffington Post). The two albums featured artwork by noted Pink Floyd artist Storm Thorgerson and the final recordings of longtime Steve Miller Band member Norton Buffalo, Miller's "partner in harmony" for thirty-three years, who died from cancer in October 2009.
In 2010, Miller went back to Europe for the first time in more than twenty-five years for a hugely successful round of dates culminating in a sold out Royal Albert Hall concert in London, before rock royalty such as Jimmy Page and David Gilmour, raising demand for his return to Europe in 2012, where Demon Records released new editions in 2011-12 of almost the entire Steve Miller Band album catalog on digipak CDs that won praise from reviewers, bloggers and fans alike.
One of rock music's all-time greats, the Steve Miller Band has sold more than 30 million records in a career spanning more than 40 years. His trademark blues-rock sound made him one of the key artists in classic rock radio. The Steve Miller Band is brand name rock that millions have come to trust.
Tickets for Steve Miller Band go on sale Friday, January 17 at noon. They will be available at the Saenger Theatre Box Office, ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000. The box office, located at 1111 Canal St., is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm.
Ticket prices: $50, $60, $75, $100. All tickets subject to applicable service charges and fees.