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Rock group America to perform at Stanley Theatre in May

Singer/musician Dewey Bunnell, left, & musician Gerry Beckley of the band "America" pose on the press line at the Annual GRAMMY Foundation "Starry Night" benefit honoring music producer Sir George Martin in LA on July 12, 2008(AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)

After a nearly five-decades-long musical career, rock group America will be performing at the Stanley Theatre in May for the first time.

Posted: Nov. 29, 2017 10:39 AM
Updated: Nov. 29, 2017 10:39 AM

UTICA – After a nearly five-decades-long musical career, rock group America will be performing at the Stanley Theatre in May for the first time.

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The band was founded in 1970 by current members Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell and former member Dan Peek, and they became known for hits such as “A Horse With No Name” and “Sister Golden Hair.” The trio won a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1972, and they continue making new music and touring today.

America will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 11 at The Stanley, and the concert will be a benefit fundraiser for The Stanley and the Herkimer County Historical Society.

Tickets go on sale Monday, December 4 for members of the Stanley Theatre and the Herkimer County Historical Society, and they’ll go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, December 5. Ticket prices range from $35 to $45 to $65, and additional service charges may apply.

Tickets can be purchased at the Stanley Theatre Box Office, located at 259 Genesee St. in Utica, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; by calling 315-724-4000; or by visiting TicketMaster.com.


AMERICA, the three-man group is shown in this photo dated 1972. (AP Photo)

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