Iconic classic rock band America to take to the Keith-Albee stage on the 50th anniversary tour


Huntington, WV – Mountain Health Network Presents Grammy Award-Winning Band America. The year 2020 marked 50 years of musical creation and public excitement for this perennial favorite of classic rock and will return to the stage to end his 50th anniversary tour cut short by the Covid-19 pandemic. America will shake the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

Founding members Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell (as well as former band member Dan Peek) met at London High School in the late 1960s and quickly rose to the top of the charts with their signature song, ” A Horse With Unnamed. ” America became a household name the world over and led the way with an impressive string of hits following the success of their first No.1 single. Over forty years later, these friends still make music together, travel the world and delight audiences with their tireless sound.

America has amassed six certified gold and / or platinum albums, with their biggest collection of hits, History, reaching over 4 million sales. Their highly acclaimed singles, including Golden Sister Hair, I need you, Ventura Highway, Don’t cross the river, Tin man and Single person – were considered the cornerstones of the 1970s Top 40 and rock FM radio.

In the mid-1970s, group conflicts combined with an extensive touring and recording program wreaked havoc on the group. With Peek leaving the fold in 1977, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell rose to the challenge and continued as a duo. Changes in sound and direction, changes in producers and managers, and a renewed dedication to the art of songwriting helped America rise to the top of the pop charts in 1982 with their hit single, “You Can Do Magic”. During this tumultuous period of their careers, Beckley and Bunnell immersed themselves in their craft, injecting new maturity into their rich body of work.

America continues to be a band capable of transcending borders with their catchy music and positive message. Embracing a rainbow of divergent cultures, the American audience continues to grow, comprising a loyal legion of first, second and third generation fans, all testifying to the group’s enduring appeal. America earned its stripes as musical soldiers on the battlefield amid the chaos of the 1970s. Once again, they come together after a period of global disruption to bring audiences their timeless sound.

Tickets to America are $ 76.49 / 87.45 / 98.42 / $ 109.39. To purchase tickets, call Marshall Artist Series at 304-696-6656 or order tickets online at ticketmaster.com. You can also visit our ticket office in the Joan C. Edwards performance hall on the Marshall University campus anytime Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.


Corina C. Butler