Saturday, July 8 | 7:30 p.m.
Reserved $65 | Terrace $45 | Lawn $25
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“ … excellent from start to finish.”
It’s hard to believe that the classic-rock band America had its start in London, England. But that’s exactly where founders Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell (along with former band mate Dan Peek) met in high school during the late 1960s. With the release of the band’s signature 1971 hit “Horse with No Name,” it didn’t take long for America to catapult to the top of the international charts. The band recorded six gold and platinum records and produced a string of unforgettable tunes that still grace the airwaves, among them “Ventura Highway,” “Tin Man” and “Sister Golden Hair,” as well as 1982’s pop toe-tapper “You Can do Magic.”
Today, almost 50 years later, these friends are still making music together, touring the world and thrilling audiences with a distinctive sound that has developed through the years to encompass an ambitious artistic swath, from effects-laden rockers to medleys to soul-bearing ballads.
From their earliest years, America has transcended borders with its uplifting music and positive message. Embracing a rainbow of divergent cultures, the band’s audiences continue to grow, comprising a loyal legion of first-, second- and third- generation fans, all bearing testament to the group’s enduring appeal.