STEVE WINWOOD TO PERFORM AT
THE PEARL CONCERT THEATER AT PALMS CASINO RESORT
November 9, 2012, 8 p.m.
Tickets On Sale – Friday, September 7 at noon
To purchase tickets, please visit the Pearl Box Office, call 702-944-3200, visit any Ticketmaster location, call 1-800-745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com
Steve Winwood brings his undeniable blend of rock ‘n’ roll to the Pearl Concert Theater inside Palms Casino Resort on November 9, 2012 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $49, plus additional service fees.
For more than four decades, Steve Winwood has remained a primary figure in rock ‘n’ roll. He burst into prominence in 1963 with the Spencer Davis Group releasing hits including “Keep On Running” and “Gimme Some Lovin’” and since that time his celebrated skills as a composer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist have developed an impressive catalog of popular music.
In 1967, Winwood left the Spencer Davis Group and co-founded Traffic. Beloved for their eclectic style and superbly crafted songs, Traffic released such landmark albums such as Mr. Fantasy and John Barleycorn Must Die – solidifying their position as one of the most important British groups of the 1960’s and 1970’s.
Winwood left Traffic in 1969 to join what critics would dub the first “supergroup” formed with Cream guitarist Eric Clapton, drummer Ginger Baker, and later, former Family bassist Rick Grech. The international popularity of Blind Faith, the group’s sole album, confirmed their special chemistry with staples such as “Can’t Find My Way Home.”
In 1970, Winwood reformed Traffic and guided a highly successful run founded on such popular albums as Low Heeled Spark Of High Heeled Boys and Shoot Out At The Fantasy Factory. By 1975, Traffic splintered and in 1977, Winwood released a self-titled solo debut signaling a bold new artistic direction.
Beginning with Traffic and extending through such landmark solo albums as the Grammy Award-winning Back In The High Life and Roll With It, Winwood has nurtured a restless creative spirit, mining rich musical traditions such as Delta blues, English Folk, R&B and West African calypso, and merging these diverse influences within his own unmistakable sound.
Winwood’s solo career has yielded a rich catalog of popular songs including “Back In The High Life,” “When You See A Chance,” “Valerie” and “Higher Love.” His most recent solo album, About Time, has continued that success, earning Winwood one of his highest Billboard chart entries.
Winwood has since renewed his creative partnership with Eric Clapton. Their expansive CD and DVD Live At Madison Square Garden was nominated for two Grammy Awards and rewarded their many fans with some of the most exciting performances of their careers. In June 2012, Winwood was inducted into the Walk of Fame in Nashville, TN.
Doors at the Pearl will open at 7 p.m. and show time is 8 p.m. The Pearl Box Office is open daily from noon until 7 p.m. with extended hours on select event days. The Pearl is now on Twitter. Follow @PearlatPalms for concert announcements and event information.
UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE PEARL
September 7 – Mary J. Blige & D’Angelo with special guest Melanie Fiona; Tickets start at $99
September 20 – Stone Temple Pilots; Tickets start at $49
September 22 – Joe Walsh; Tickets start at $50
September 29 – Australian Pink Floyd; Tickets start at $34
October 13 – Chris Tucker; Tickets start at $69
October 20 – Don Felder: An Evening at the Hotel California; Tickets start at $34
October 31 & November 1 – Eddie Vedder with special guest Glen Hansard; Tickets start at $79
November 9 – Steve Winwood; Tickets start at $49
November 16 & November 17 – Styx performing The Grand Illusion and Pieces of Eight; Tickets start at $54
November 30 – Alice Cooper; Tickets start at $49
December 15 – Moody Blues; Tickets start at $49
About the Pearl Concert Theater
The Pearl Concert Theater is Las Vegas’ premier concert theater boasting accommodations for up to 2,500 ticket holders. Featuring a stage just four feet from the floor and the farthest seating area being a mere 120 feet from the stage, the Pearl offers the utmost in intimate viewing of your favorite acts. Private and semi-private skyboxes are located on each side of the venue offering private bars, lounges and restrooms. The Pearl is a marvel of modern technology using only top quality sound and video equipment throughout. Hard wired to Studio at the Palms, the Pearl allows artists to create a cost-effective live album with efficiency and without additional venue set-up. For more information, please visit www.palms.com .