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Steve Winwood announces over a dozen 2018 theater dates

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Steve Winwood has added over a dozen new dates to his itinerary. Winwood kicks off the headlining gigs on February 22nd at Chicago's Chicago Theatre and wraps the jaunt down on March 15th in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania at Bethlehem Event Center. In September, Steve Winwood released his latest live collection, Winwood Greatest Hits Live, which features healthy doses of his timeless work with Traffic, Blind Faith, the Spencer Davis Group -- alongside his own classic solo hits. 

Although any Steve Winwood concert is packed with some of the most breathtaking Hammond B-3 organ work you'll ever be lucky enough to witness -- many new fans walk away breathless by his guitar chops: "I don't see myself as a virtuoso by any means. I'm very interested in the art of accompaniment. I think that's a very important thing and often overlooked. And I grew up listening to great blues guitarists and that had an influence on me, so I was able to improvise in that style, as well. And also, I sort of grew up playing various forms of jazz, as well, and y'know, started out learning '30s and '40s dance music, which I used to play with my dad."

The track listing for Winwood Greatest Hits Live is: "I’m A Man," "Them Changes," "Fly," "Can’t Find My Way Home," "Had To Cry Today," "Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys," "Empty Pages," "Back In The High Life Again," "Higher Love," "Dear Mr. Fantasy," "Gimme Some Lovin'," "Rainmaker," "Pearly Queen," "Glad," "Why Can’t We Live Together," "40,000 Headmen," "Walking In The Wind," "Medicated Goo," "John Barleycorn," "While You See A Chance," "Arc Of A Diver," "Freedom Overspill," and "Roll With It.”

Just Announced: Steve Winwood tour dates (subject to change):

February 22 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
February 23 - Minneapolis, MN - State Theatre
February 24 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theatre
February 26 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre
February 28 - St. Louis, MO - Fox Theatre
March 2 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theatre
March 3 - Tulsa, OK - Paradise Cove at River Spirit Casino
March 4 - Salina, KS - Stiefel Theatre of the Performing Arts
March 6 - Cleveland, OH - State Theatre
March 8 - Newark, NJ - New Jersey Performing Arts Center
March 9 - Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theater
March 13 - Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theatre
March 15 - Bethlehem, PA - Bethlehem Event Center

Side Notes:

Eric Clapton, Santana, and Steve Winwood will team up on July 8th for what just may be the concert of the summer at London's Hyde Park.

The triple bill will play as part of the Park's annual British Summer Time concerts, along with special guest Gary Clark Jr. and others still to be announced.

Clapton and Winwood have a special history at Hyde Park, having debuted their legendary supergroup Blind Faith there in front of 100,000 people on June 7th, 1969.

The upcoming Hyde Park show will be Clapton's sole UK appearance for 2018.

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