America has announced a 50th anniversary world tour. The soft rock group will celebrate the anniversary of their 1971 self-titled debut, when Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell and the late Dan Peek went to Number One with “A Horse With No Name.”
The band’s trek starts this week, kicking off in Brookville, New York, on February 21st. They’ll make stops in major cities — including New Jersey’s Bergen PAC on February 23rd and the Broward Center for Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale on March 24th — before heading to Europe in July. The tour will conclude in Germany later that month.
In a Q&A, the duo discussed their favorite TV and movie scenes where their songs were used. “I loved hearing ‘Horse With No Name’ being used in an episode of Breaking Bad as Walter White was literally driving through the desert,” Beckley said. Bunnell added: “My personal favorite is an episode of the Sopranos where one of the characters was taken out while driving and as the car came crashing to a stop, ‘Sister Golden Hair‘ was playing on the car radio. Excellent.”
A biography of the group, titled America, the Band: An Authorized Biography, by Judy Warne will be published on May 15th.
Tickets are on sale via the band’s website.
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