America: 50th Anniversary

Macon City Auditorium  · 

CHMF Entertainment presents an evening with iconic multi-platinum-selling group AMERICA! Lead singers, songwriters, and guitarists Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell will perform at the Macon City Auditorium as part of their 50th Anniversary world tour on Saturday, January 25, 2020.

Tickets on sale Friday, September 20 at 10:00AM online through ticketmaster.com or in person at the Macon Coliseum box office.

Q106.3 listeners get exclusive access to the presale Wednesday, September 18 from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.

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Link: https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0E0057299A6821D9?CAMEFROM=CFC_MACON_CENTREPLEX_WEB_RADWQBZ_AMERICA20

Almost 50 years ago, the Grammy Award-winning band was formed by Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell and Dan Peek (who departed the band in 1977 and passed away in 2011) after meeting as sons of U.S. Air Force personnel stationed in London, where they began performing live. They released their debut album on Capitol in 1971, which hit #1 in the U.S and featured the #1 Billboard pop hit “Horse With No Name.” The Wall Street Journal (7/17/18) recently interviewed Dewey and Gerry about the evolution of the classic song for Marc Meyers’ recurring “Anatomy of a Song” feature.

AMERICA has influenced generations of musicians with their distinctive brand of acoustic-driven, harmony-rich rock, mixed with pop smarts, in soul-searching classic songs that reflected the times they were living in.

The band’s huge radio success throughout the ‘70s and early ‘80s at times overshadowed the lyrical depth of their songs such as the questing “Horse With No Name” (with its environmental message at the end); the frank romantic politics of “Sister Golden Hair”; the war paranoia of “Sandman” (written in part from conversations with returning airmen from Vietnam); and the cautionary life advice of “Don’t Cross The River.”

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