The Steve Miller Band will release a new album, <em>Let Your Hair Down</em>, April 19 on Miller’s Space Cowboy Records in partnership with Roadrunner/Loud & Proud Records. The band will kick off the album release with a Spring tour featuring special guest Gregg Allman.
Prior to the release and tour, The Steve Miller Band will celebrate the opening of the new Austin City Limits venue at The Moody Theater with a concert to benefit KRLU-TV, Austin PBS, on February 24, followed by the inaugural live taping on February 26.
<em>Let Your Hair Down</em> features the last recordings by harmonica virtuoso Norton Buffalo, Miller’s "partner in harmony" for 33 years. The cover is by noted album-cover artist Storm Thorgerson.
Miller will make a appearance with jazz guitar greats Jim Hall, Bucky Pizzarelli, and Howard Alden on February 12 in a concert celebrating the opening of the exhibit, "Guitar Heroes: Legendary Craftsmen From Italy To New York," at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Three custom-made archtop guitars by luthier James D’Aquisto from Miller’s personal collection are included in the exhibit.
Prior to the release of <em>Let Your Hair Down</em>, The Steve Miller Band will perform material from the album at a gala concert opening the new multi-million dollar performance facility built for the long-running music TV series, "Austin City Limits," on February 24. Two days later, the band will tape the first show of the coming season in the new theater, while the streets outside are closed off and a huge party and free concert takes place.
Miller also plans a series of theater and small-arena dates in mid April through the South and East Coast with Allman, whose new solo album, <em>Low Country Blues</em>, is one of the best-received releases of his career, a combination that is sure to produce some rip-roaring jams onstage.
The new album caps one of the busiest years of Miller’s accomplished career. In addition to the release last year of the acclaimed first new Steve Miller Band album in 17 years ("cause for celebration," said The Huffington Post), Miller not only led a sold out tour across the United States and Canada, but returned to Europe for the first time in more than twenty-five years for a triumphant round of dates culminating in a sold out Royal Albert Hall concert in London.
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. He is the Gangster of Love. Some people call him Maurice, the Midnight Toker or the Space Cowboy. And, as Let Your Hair Down so aptly demonstrates, Steve "Guitar" Miller still speaks in the pompitus of love.
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