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Steve Winwood announces Spring 2015 tour
Steve Winwood has been on tour, opening for the legendary Tom Petty, during these last few months of 2014. But fear not, fans. Winwood has just announced a spring tour that will have him back in a headlining role and tickets are already on sale.
Winwood will hit the road in the spring of 2015 for at least nine U.S. tour dates across the Midwest and Northeast beginning on April 17 with a stop at the State Theatre in Minneapolis. Additional stops announced on the tour thus far include Chicago Theatre, The Capitol Theater in Port Chester, New York, and a Southern date at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.
Winwood recently received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Gloucestershire for his outstanding contributions to music and the university. He received his award at a graduation ceremony at The Centaur, Cheltenham from Dr. Ben Calvert, Dean of the Faculty of Media, Arts and Technology.
In presenting the award, Dr. Calvert said, "Steve Winwood lives in Gloucestershire and is a patron of the Cheltenham Festival. He has been a performer at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival. Students of the University of Gloucestershire have also benefited from Steve's location in the country. … By any criteria, Winwood may be regarded as a significant contributor to the development of the creative industries in the UK and internationally. He is an ambassador for British rock 'n' roll and for the county of Gloucestershire."
Steve Winwood's 'Nine Lives' (Updated December 19, 2012)
The last few decades have certainly been kind to Steve Winwood. The legendary singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has proven time and again that he hasn't forgotten his roots – a combination of blues, R&B, folk, jazz and rock that pours through the speakers and from the stage at every one of Winwood's live appearances.
It was 1994 when Winwood reunited Traffic for the album "Far From Home." Another solo effort, "Junction Seven," came three years later as he crisscrossed the U.S. and sang with with James Taylor at the VH-1 Honors. And in 1998, he joined with several other musicians to form a band called "Latin Crossings" for a European tour.
Winwood's 'reinvention' continued through the turn of the century, as he released the studio album "About Time" in 2003 and "Nine Lives" in April 2008. That album opened at #12 on the Billboard 200 album chart, his highest US debut ever. It came as he continued to perform with Eric Clapton on the Crossroads Guitar Festival, including three sold-out nights at Madison Square Garden.
The 2012 calendar year has also been kind to Winwood. In June, he was inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville. And on December 3, it was announced he would team up fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Rod Stewart for a 2013 10-city tour called "Live the Life." It will kick off on April 10 in Chicago and sweep through major cities like Boston and New York before wrapping on April 21 in Newark, NJ.
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Steve Winwood has had more musical lives than most rockers. A monumentally talented instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer, Stephen Lawrence Winwood, who was born in 1948 in Birmingham, England, was a force on the music scene at the young age of 15, when he his musician brother Muff joined guitarist Spencer Davis to form the Spencer Davis Group. Winwood's voice was already displaying a soulfulness older than his years, and his keyboard skills were also well-established. The band scored international hits with the singles 'Keep on Running,' 'I'm a Man' and the driving, undeniable smash 'Gimme Some Lovin',' which stands among the era's most iconic hits. But Winwood was a sophisticated musician, and after a few years split with Spencer Davis to form his own group, Traffic, in 1967, joining guitarist Dave Mason. Traffic was a departure in style from the R&B; and Spencer Davis, featuring a more heady, jazzy, psychedelic sound in line with progressive bands of the late 1960s. The debut album, Mr. Fantasy was followed by Traffic in 1968, then the group disbanded while Winwood teamed up with Eric Clapton to form the super group Blind Faith, along with drummer Ginger Baker. Blind Faith recorded only one album, a monster hit, before Winwood reformed Traffic and scored huge hits with the albums John Barleycorn Must Die and The Low Spark of High- Heeled Boys in 1971. Still, after all that success, it was Winwood's solo career, begun modestly in 1977, that has brought him his biggest fame and fortune, especially in the 1980s with his solo effort Arc of a Diver on which he played all the instruments, followed by the even bigger Back in the High Life in 1986, and Roll With It in 1988. These days, Steve Winwood has a lot of material to choose from on stage, and Steve Winwood tickets are a chance to see one of rock's true renaissance men.
Steve Winwood Discography
|Album name||Release date|
|Revolutions: The Very Best of Steve Winwood||2010|
|Live From Madison Square Garden||2009|
|Presence of the Lord (disc 2)||2007|
|Best of Steve Winwood||2001|
|20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Steve Winwood||1999|
|Spy in the House of Love||1997|
|Keep on Running||1996|
|The Finer Things||1995|
|Refugees of the Heart||1992|
|Time Is Running Out||1989|
|Roll With It||1988|
|Back in the High Life||1986|
|Talking Back to the Night||1982|
|Arc of a Diver||1981|
Top 10 Steve Winwood Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|3||Back In The High Life Again||12,442||5,916|
|4||While You See A Chance||9,368||4,300|
|5||The Finer Things||7,992||4,049|
|6||Roll With It||6,923||3,829|
|7||Gimme Some Lovin'||5,466||3,109|
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Steve Winwood Announces 2015 Spring Tour
English multi-instrumentalist rocker Steve Winwood has announced that he’ll be touring the US in the Spring. The former Traffic band member will start off at the State Theatre in Minneapolis on April 17. He’ll then go on to play the Chicago Theatre on April 18, followed by the performances in Milwaukee and Detroit. He’ll play…Read more
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Steve Winwood Tour Dates 2015
date city state venue 04/24/2015 Port Chester NY The Capitol Theatre 04/23/2015 Westbury NY The Space at Westbury 04/21/2015 Detroit MI The Fillmore Detroit 04/19/2015 Milwaukee WI Riverside Theatre 04/18/2015 Chicago IL Chicago Theatre 04/17/2015 Minneapolis MN State Theatre
Steve Winwood Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 10/11/2014 Inglewood CA The Forum 10/10/2014 Inglewood CA The Forum 10/07/2014 Anaheim CA Honda Center 10/05/2014 San Jose CA SAP Center 10/03/2014 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre 10/01/2014 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre 09/30/2014 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre 09/28/2014 Tulsa OK BOK Center 09/26/2014 Dallas TX American Airlines Center 09/25/2014 Houston TX Toyota Center 09/23/2014 Nashville TN Bridgestone Arena 09/21/2014 Tampa FL Amalie Arena 09/20/2014 West Palm Beach FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre 09/18/2014 Raleigh NC PNC Arena 09/16/2014 Allentown PA PPL Center 09/15/2014 Philadelphia PA Wells Fargo Center 09/13/2014 Hartford CT XL Center 09/11/2014 Holmdel NJ PNC Bank Arts Center 09/10/2014 New York NY Madison Square Garden 09/07/2014 Darien Center NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center 09/04/2014 Arrington VA Oak Ridge Estate 09/04/2014 Arrington VA Oak Ridge Farm 08/31/2014 Portland ME Cross Insurance Arena 08/30/2014 Boston MA Fenway Park 08/28/2014 Montreal QC Bell Centre 08/27/2014 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 08/26/2014 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 08/24/2014 Clarkston MI DTE Energy Music Theatre 08/23/2014 Chicago IL United Center 08/21/2014 Winnipeg MB MTS Centre 08/19/2014 Calgary AB Scotiabank Saddledome 08/17/2014 Edmonton AB Rexall Place 08/15/2014 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 08/14/2014 Vancouver BC Rogers Arena 08/12/2014 Portland OR Moda Center at the Rose Quarter 08/09/2014 Santa Rosa CA Wells Fargo Center for the Arts 08/07/2014 Eugene OR Matthew Knight Arena 08/05/2014 Boise ID Taco Bell Arena 08/03/2014 San Diego CA Viejas Arena 06/29/2014 Woodinville WA Chateau Ste Michelle Winery 06/28/2014 Troutdale OR McMenamins Historic Edgefield Manor 06/26/2014 Oakland CA Fox Theater 06/25/2014 Saratoga CA Mountain Winery 06/24/2014 Los Angeles CA Pantages Theatre 06/22/2014 Denver CO Paramount Theatre 06/18/2014 Stockton CA Bob Hope Theatre 06/17/2014 San Diego CA Humphreys Concerts by the Bay 06/14/2014 Las Vegas NV Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas 06/13/2014 Las Vegas NV Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
Steve Winwood Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 12/15/2013 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 12/14/2013 Montreal QC Bell Centre 12/12/2013 Silver Spring MD The Fillmore Silver Spring 12/11/2013 Philadelphia PA Wells Fargo Center 12/09/2013 New York NY Madison Square Garden 12/07/2013 Newark NJ Prudential Center 12/06/2013 Pittsburgh PA Carnegie Music Hall 12/04/2013 Boston MA TD Garden 10/26/2013 Auburn Hills MI The Palace of Auburn Hills 10/25/2013 Indianapolis IN Murat Theatre 10/24/2013 Chicago IL United Center 10/22/2013 Akron OH Akron Civic Theatre 10/21/2013 Louisville KY Louisville Palace 10/19/2013 Atlanta GA Philips Arena 10/17/2013 Greensboro NC Greensboro Coliseum 08/31/2013 Charlotte NC PNC Music Pavilion 08/30/2013 Raleigh NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek 08/28/2013 Saratoga Springs NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center 08/27/2013 Gilford NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook 08/24/2013 Hartford CT Xfinity Theatre 08/23/2013 Darien Center NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center 07/16/2013 Copenhagen Danish Capital Regio Amager Bio 07/14/2013 Nuremberg Bayrischer Rundfunk 07/12/2013 Berlin BE Admiralspalast 07/09/2013 Antwerp Antwerp Openluchttheater Rivierenhof 07/08/2013 Hamburg HH Stadtpark Freilichtbuhne 07/02/2013 Zurich ZH Volkshaus 06/30/2013 Margate Ken Margate Winter Gardens 06/26/2013 Pilton Som Worthy Farm 06/24/2013 Manchester Gtm The Lowry 06/22/2013 Bristol Bst Colston Hall 06/20/2013 London Lnd O2 Shepherds Bush Empire 06/19/2013 Brighton Bnh Brighton Dome 06/17/2013 Cambridge Cambridgeshire Cambridge Corn Exchange 05/10/2013 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre
Steve Winwood Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 11/28/2012 Houston TX Bayou Music Center 11/27/2012 San Antonio TX Majestic Theatre San Antonio 11/25/2012 Austin TX ACL Live at The Moody Theater 11/24/2012 Catoosa OK The Joint - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa 11/23/2012 Thackerville OK WinStar World Casino 11/20/2012 Denver CO Paramount Theatre 11/18/2012 Tucson AZ Fox Tucson Theatre 11/17/2012 Indio CA Fantasy Springs Resort 11/16/2012 Los Angeles CA Greek Theatre 11/14/2012 Portland OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall 11/13/2012 Vancouver BC Orpheum Theatre 11/12/2012 Seattle WA McCaw Hall 11/10/2012 San Francisco CA The Warfield 11/09/2012 Las Vegas NV Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort 06/02/2012 Boston MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion 06/01/2012 Canandaigua NY Constellation Brands Performing Arts Center 05/31/2012 Hunter NY Hunter Mountain 05/30/2012 Glenside PA Keswick Theatre 05/29/2012 Vienna VA Wolf Trap 05/27/2012 Red Bank NJ Count Basie Theatre 05/26/2012 Westbury NY NYCB Theatre at Westbury 05/25/2012 Atlantic City NJ The Borgata Outdoor Entertainment Complex 05/23/2012 New York NY Beacon Theatre 05/22/2012 Portsmouth VA nTelos Wireless Pavilion 05/19/2012 Atlanta GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre 05/18/2012 Nashville TN Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater 05/16/2012 Detroit MI The Fillmore Detroit 05/15/2012 Chicago IL Chicago Theatre 05/12/2012 Minneapolis MN Orpheum Theatre 05/11/2012 Milwaukee WI Riverside Theatre
Steve Winwood Tour Dates 2010
date city state venue 08/01/2010 West Palm Beach FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre 07/31/2010 Vail CO Gerald Ford Amphitheatre 07/29/2010 Atlanta GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre 07/28/2010 Raleigh NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek 07/27/2010 Virginia Beach VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach 07/25/2010 Bristow VA Jiffy Lube Live 07/24/2010 Atlantic City NJ Trump Taj Mahal 07/23/2010 Mansfield MA Xfinity Center 07/21/2010 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena 07/18/2010 Wantagh NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 07/17/2010 Bethel NY Bethel Woods Center For The Arts 07/15/2010 Montreal QC Bell Centre 07/14/2010 Ottawa ON Ottawa Bluesfest 07/11/2010 Toronto ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 07/10/2010 Clarkston MI DTE Energy Music Theatre 07/09/2010 Tinley Park IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 07/07/2010 Noblesville IN Klipsch Music Center 07/06/2010 Cincinnati OH Riverbend Music Center 07/04/2010 Kansas City MO Starlight Theatre 07/01/2010 Milwaukee WI Marcus Amphitheater 06/30/2010 Saint Paul MN Xcel Energy Center 06/26/2010 Bridgeview IL Toyota Park 05/21/2010 London London Wembley Arena 05/20/2010 London London Wembley Arena 02/14/2010 Atlantic City NJ Caesars Atlantic City 02/13/2010 Morristown NJ Mayo Performing Arts Center 02/12/2010 Mashantucket CT The Mgm Grand At Foxwoods 02/10/2010 Red Bank NJ Count Basie Theatre 02/09/2010 Durham NC Durham Performing Arts Center