America - 2014 Concert Schedule
Since exploding onto the folk-rock scene in the early 1970s, America has continued
to impress both long-time and new fans alike in the many concerts performed over the last 40 years. This talented band is
adding new tour dates all of the time, where they will serenade audiences with hits like "Horse With No Name" and "Ventura
Highway." Get your America tour tickets today, to join the countless others who have had the chance to see these folk-rock
legends live. America's tight instrumentals and perfect harmonies will have loyal fans feeling like they're 20 years old again,
while new listeners can relish in the cool tunes from generations past. From California to New York, you will have the chance
to see America live in concert in venues big and small all across the U.S.
America is currently on tour and will be
heading to a town near you. They will be captivating audiences in venues like the Superstar Theater at Resorts Atlantic City
in Atlantic City, NJ, the Segerstrom Center for the Arts CONCERT Hall in Costa Mesa, CA, the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
in New York City, the River City Casino in Saint Louis, MO and many other venues across the US. Don't miss out! Get your tickets
from StubHub today!
Formed in London in 1970 by band members Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell,
and Dan Peek, America made a lasting impression on the American folk-rock scene with their psychedelic lyrics and dreamy tunes.
Combining pop, folk music, and rock together, America had become one of the leading bands in the genre. By 1972, America had
scored many number-one hits and even won a Grammy for Best New Artist. America's folksy, California-rock sounds began to dominate
the airwaves, with famous tunes like "Horse With No Name," "Ventura Highway," "Sister Golden Hair," and "Lonely People." After
years of success, Dan Peek grew tired of the band's fast-paced lifestyle and became a born-again Christian, opting to leave
the group and pursue a solo career instead.
Peek's departure did not deter the band from extending their music career,
as America has since continued on as a duo, enjoying success and still performing shows after several decades since their
inception. In addition to their commercial success, the group was also inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, and they
were given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
America's Breakthrough Album
One can't think of America
without a certain song coming to mind: "A Horse With No Name." This song, which came off of their self-titled debut album,
launched them to the mainstream and established their dominance in the folk-rock scene. Although originally released to modest
sales, they recorded an additional track – "A Horse With No Name" – and rereleased the album, which garnered stellar
success thanks to the smash-hit song.
Their debut album thus went on to enjoy a number-one spot on the Billboard album
chart for five weeks straight, for which they earned a platinum certification. Their second album, Homecoming, also was a
great success, and produced hits like "Ventura Highway," "Don't Cross The River," and "Only In Your Heart." Homecoming's success
also earned a platinum certification, and experimented with more instruments for a rock-oriented, fuller sound. The group
went on to win a Grammy award for Best New Artist in 1972.
Since their debut album, the group has continued to release
a number of records, including Here & Now, which marked their studio comeback, after having not released a major-label
studio album since 1984. Here & Now featured many notable guest musicians including Ben Kweller, Ryan Adams, and members
from Nada Surf and My Morning Jacket.
Do you know how America came up with their band name?
up in the states, the three founding members of the band America were "Air Force brats," meaning, they were all children of
military personnel who happened to be stationed at a U.S. base in London. Attending Central High together, which was an American-style
high school, the group didn't want people to think they were British musicians trying to imitate an American sound, and so
the name "America" was chosen. The trio briefly parted ways after high school, with Peek going to the United States for an
attempt at college, but he soon returned to the UK and the three began making music together as a band.
America live in concert really is a treat for music lovers of any generation. America's impeccable harmonies and instrumentals
are still perfectly in sync after all of these years, and fans will feel like they've been transported back to 1972. With
the haunting "Horse With No Name" and the hit "Sister Golden Hair," not a fan in the venue will be disappointed, as America
churns out hit after hit of pure, folksy gold.
Whether you get to see them at a small, intimate venue or a stadium,
America fans are always left with an unforgettable night full of good music and memories. If you never had a chance to see
America live in concert during their heyday, now's your chance to see them perform all of your favorite songs in person. Be
sure to get your America concert tickets at StubHub soon, to enjoy a true legend from the folk-rock scene of the 70s.