Musical legend Boz Scaggs to bring Out of the Blues Tour 2019 to Green Valley Ranch Resort
Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 8 p.m.
Tickets on sale – Friday, April 12 at 10 a.m.
GRAMMY Award-winning musical legend Boz Scaggs is bringing his Out of the Blues Tour 2019 to the Grand Events Center inside Green Valley Ranch Resort on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 8 p.m. Tickets for Boz Scaggs: Out of the Blues Tour 2019 start at $35 plus tax and applicable fees and go on sale Friday, April 12 at 10 a.m.
It’s appropriate that Boz Scaggs‘ new album is Out of the Blues, since the blues is what first sparked his five-decade musical career. Born William Royce Scaggs in Canton, Ohio on June 8, 1944, he grew up in Oklahoma and Texas, where he spent his teenage years immersed in the blues, R&B and early rock n’ roll. While attending school in Dallas, he played in local combos. After several years as a journeyman musician around Madison, WI and Austin, TX, Scaggs spent time traveling in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, eventually settling in Stockholm where he recorded the album Boz.
Returning to the United States in 1967, Scaggs joined the Steve Miller Band in San Francisco, performing on that group’s albums Children of the Future and Sailor, before launching his solo career with 1968’s seminal Boz Scaggs LP, recorded in Muscle Shoals, AL for Atlantic Records. Scaggs continued to mine a personalized mix of rock, blues and R&B influences, along with a signature style of ballads on such influential 1970s albums as Moments, Boz Scaggs & Band, My Time, Slow Dancer and 1976’s Silk Degrees. The latter release became a massive commercial breakthrough, reaching number two and remaining on the album charts for 115 weeks. It spawned three Top-40 hit singles: “It’s Over,” “Lido Shuffle” and the Grammy-winning “Lowdown.” Subsequently, “We’re All Alone” from that same album, would become a #1 single for Rita Coolidge. Silk Degrees was followed by the albums Down Two Then Left and Middle Man, and such hit singles as “Breakdown Dead Ahead,” “Jo Jo” and “Look What You’ve Done to Me.”
Despite his ’70s successes, Scaggs spent much of the 1980s out of the music-biz spotlight, traveling, opening a family business, fathering young children and founding the San Francisco nightclub, Slim’s, He returned to the studio after an eight-year hiatus and released, Other Roads, Some Change, Dig, the Grammy-nominated Come on Home, the unplugged Fade Into Light, the in-concert retrospective Greatest Hits Live as well as a stint touring with Donald Fagen’s New York Rock & Soul Review; all while continuing to maintain a loyal audience in the U.S. and overseas, particularly in Japan. A pair of albums of jazz standards, But Beautiful and Speak Low, the latter topping the Billboard Jazz chart, demonstrated Scaggs’ stylistic mastery, as did the Southern-flavored Memphis and the rhythm & bluesy A Fool to Care.
Tickets to Boz Scaggs: Out of the Blues Tour 2019 are $35, $45, $55 & $67.50 plus tax and applicable fees for reserved seating. Doors open at 7 p.m. All tickets go on sale Friday, April 12 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at any Station Casinos Reward Center and The Fiestas, by logging onto www.stationcasinoslive.com or through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.
About Green Valley Ranch Resort
The AAA Four-Diamond Award-winning Green Valley Ranch Resort opened in 2001. It features almost 500 guest rooms and suites, a 30,000-square-foot resort spa and salon, and a 10-screen movie theater. The property’s restaurant collection includes Hank’s Fine Steaks & Martinis, Tides Seafood & Sushi Bar, Bottiglia Italian restaurant, Borracha Mexican restaurant, the Grand Café, Feast Buffet, Pizza Rock and several casual dining options. The property’s gaming includes bingo, a poker room, race and sports book, table games and more than 2,300 slots/video poker machines. Other amenities include meeting and convention space, Kid’s Quest, a supervised child care facility; and a stunning backyard pool area. Green Valley Ranch Resort is owned and operated by Station Casinos. To learn more, please visit www.greenvalleyranch.sclv.com.