April 20, 2017
Classic rockers play The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa
TULSA, Okla. — For nearly 50 years, America has been a staple of the rock scene. On June 29 the band will perform at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.
Tickets start at $35 and go on sale May 4.
America catapulted to fame with their 1971 self-titled debut that includes the hits “A Horse with No Name” and “I Need You.” The band would go on to win the Best New Artist award at the 15th Annual Grammy Awards.
Overall, America has released 18 studio albums and 45 singles.
Among the band’s biggest hits are “Ventura Highway,” “Don’t Cross the River,” “Tin Man,” “Lonely People” and “Sister Golden Hair.”
America’s most recent release is 2015’s “Lost & Found.” It marks the band’s first album of original material since “Here & Now” was released in 2007.
The band is led by founding members Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell. The third co-founder, Dan Peek, passed away in 2011.
The trio met as teens on a U.S. Air Force Base in London. Within a year of their formation, America signed a deal with Kinney Records and was assigned to the UK Warner Brothers label.
As part of the promotion for their debut release, the trio was named the opening act for a concert bill that included legendary acts The Who and Elton John.
By the mid-70s, America began recording numerous albums with the help of the legendary Beatles producer, George Martin. Among his efforts was the first compilation of hits, “History: America’s Greatest Hits,” which went platinum.
America is a member of the Vocal Group Hall of Fame and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
For more information about America, visit www.VenturaHighway.com.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is located off Interstate 44 at exit 240. Ticket prices and information on upcoming shows are available online in The Joint section of www.hardrockcasinotulsa.com or by calling (918) 384-ROCK. The Joint box office is open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.