America’s 50th Anniversary Tour Announced

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Soft rock act America has just announced a 50th-anniversary tour. They are celebrating the anniversary of their 1971 self-titled debut with “A Horse With No Name”, the then-lineup comprised of Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell, and the late Dan Peek.

The tour has just commenced on February 21st at Brookville, New York, and will be making stops in major cities like New Jersey and its Bergen PAC on the 23rd of February, and the Broward Center for Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale on the 24th of March. America will then head onto Europe in July, with the tour concluding in Germany later in the same month.

Dewey Bunnell shared his sentiments in a Q&A session regarding TV shows and movie scenes where their songs were used. “I loved hearing ‘Horse With No Name’ being used in an episode of Breaking Bad as Walter White was literally driving through the desert,” he shared. Gerry Beckley added, “My personal favorite is an episode of the Sopranos where one of the characters was taken out while driving and as the car came crashing to a stop, ‘Sister Golden Hair‘ was playing on the car radio. Excellent.”

Below are the band’s tour dates.

February 21 — Brookville, NY @ Tilles Center for Performing Arts
February 22 — Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
February 23 — Englewood, NJ @ Bergen PAC
February 28 — Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre
February 29 — Wisconsin Dells, WI @ Crystal Grand Theatre
March 5 — Windsor, ON @ Caesars Colosseum
March 6 — Waukegan, IL @ Genessee Theatre
March 7 — Nashville, IN @ Maple Leaf PAC
March 12 — Huntington, WV @ Keith Albee PAC
March 14 — Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theatre
March 15 — Memphis, TN @ Orpheum Theatre
March 17 — Greenville, SC @ Peace Center for Performing Arts
March 19 — Sarasota, FL @ Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
March 20 — Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
March 22 — Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
March 24 — Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Broward Center For Performing Arts
March 25 — Jacksonville, FL @ Florida Theatre
March 28 — Queen Creek, AZ @ Good Life Fest Schnepf Farms
April 2 — Lawton, OK @ Apache Casino Hotel
April 3 — Eureka Springs, AR @ The Auditorium
April 15 — San Antonio, TX @ Tobin Center
April 16 — Waco, TX @ Waco Hall Baylor w/Symphony
April 17 — Hidalgo, TX @ State Farm Arena
April 23 — Sioux Falls, SD @ Washington Pavilion
April 24 — Mahnomen, MN @ Shooting Star Casino
May 1 — Enoch, AB Canada @ River Cree Ent Complex
May 2 — Calgary, AB Canada @ Grey Eagle Event Center
June 27 — North Bethesda, MD @ The Music Center at Strathmore
July 7 — L’Olympia @ Paris, France
July 10 — O2 Empire Shepherds Bush @ London, UK
July 12 — Cornbury Music Festival @ Oxfordshire, UK
July 15 — Musical Dome @ Köln, Germany
July 16 — Capitol Offenbach @ Offenbach, Germany
July 17 — Metropol Theater Bremen @ Bremen, Germany