Steve Winwood Lines Up Tour Dates for May
Legendary rocker Steve Winwood has announced that he will take to the road for a U.S. tour of the east coast and Midwest.
The 13-date tour will begin on May 11 in Milwaukee and will run through June 2 when it culminates in Boston. In between, Winwood will play in Minneapolis; St. Louis; Chicago; Detroit; Portsmouth, Va.; New York; Westbury, N.Y.; Red Bank, N.J.; Vienna, Va.; Philadelphia and Canandaigua, N.Y.
The English-born singer and multi-instrumentalist has been working professionally in music since he was joined the Spencer Davis Group when he was 15. He is perhaps best known as a member of Traffic, and also has played with Eric Clapton in Blind Faith.
After leaving the Spencer Davis Group, Winwood formed Traffic with Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood and Dave Mason, and the group created a unique brand of psychedelic rock. The band was active from their formation in 1967 until 1974, with a break at the end of the 1960s while Winwood worked with Blind Faith.
Winwood would launch his solo career with a self-titled debut album released in 1977, and follow that up with 1980’s Arc of a Diver. That album contained the hit “While You See A Chance,” which peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and propelled the album to peak at number three on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
The single and album launched his solo career and he had another top ten hit with his 1986 album, Back in the High Life. The album featured collaborations with James Taylor and Chaka Khan, and earned Winwood three Grammy Awards. He won Record of the Year and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for the single “Higher Love,” and the album as a whole won Best Engineered Album, Non Classical.
Winwood’s most recent album, Nine Lives, was released in 2008.