Steve Miller Band Announces ‘Welcome To the Vault’ Box Set Spanning Six Decades Out 10/11 — Stream a Demo of ‘Rock’n Me’

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For the first time in the band’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame career, the Steve Miller Band‘s vaults are opening up for an expansive new box set spanning six decades — and Welcome To The Vault will be released on October 11.

52 tracks, 38 of them being previously unreleased, memorabilia, a book and more make up the box set version of this release. Via the news announcement:

WELCOME TO THE VAULT covers Miller’s genre-blurring six-decade career over 52 audio tracks, pairing a number of greatest hits and certifiable rock ‘n roll classics with 38 previously unreleased recordings that span demos, rehearsals, outtakes, vintage concert performances and 5 newly uncovered original Steve Miller Band songs recorded in the 1960s and 1970s.

The accompanying DVD collects 21 live performances, among them legendary rare TV appearances and concert videos.

WELCOME TO THE VAULT is accompanied by a 100-page hardbound book of photos, memorabilia and artifacts from Miller’s personal collection, as well as an exclusive 9,000-word essay by renowned rock journalist David Fricke. Steve Miller Band’s WELCOME TO THE VAULT, also available as a 52-track digital collection, arrives Friday, October 11 via Sailor/Capitol/UMe.

Preview the set with “Rock’n Me (Alternate Version 1)”, a raw demo version of the classic track, below:

As for the DVD component to Welcome To the Vault:

As if all that weren’t enough, the WELCOME TO THE VAULT DVD features 21 incredible live performances, including rare footage from 1967’s Monterey Pop Festival, a Dutch TV filmed performance of the Fillmore West from 1970, a 43-minute September 1973 concert at New York’s Palace Theater broadcast on Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert (unseen since the ’70s), an ABC In Concert performance with James Cotton (1974), a performance of “Abracadabra” from Michigan’s Pine Knob from that album tour in 1982, and selections from Austin City Limits (2011), as well as Miller’s intimate 1990 performance with Les Paul at New York City’s Fat Tuesday’s.

In addition to the box set news, the Steve Miller Band will head out on the road with Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives on the An Amazing Evening Of Original American Music – Classic Rock Meets Classic Country tour:

13 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
15 – Tulsa OK – River Spirit Casino – Paradise Cove Margaritaville
16 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
21 – Alton, IL – Liberty Bank Amphitheater Summer Concert Series
22 – Dubuque, IA – America’s River Festival
24 – Grand Rapids, MI – Meijer Gardens
25 – Interlochen, MI – Kresge Auditorium
28 – Rochester, NY – Rochester International Jazz Festival
30 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill

1 – Highland Park, IL – Ravinia Festival*
12 – Prior Lake, MN – Lakefront Music Festival
14 – Duluth, MN – Bayfront Festival Park
16 – Kettering, OH – Fraze Pavilion
18 – Baltimore, MD – MECU Pavilion
20 – Lynchburg, VA – Riverfront Park Concert Series
21 – Bensalem PA – Xcite Center at Parx Casino*
24 – New York, NY – Pier 17
25 – Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
27 – Rangeley, ME – Rangeley Health & Wellness Pavilion
28 – Kingston, NY – Hutton Brickyards
30 – Selbyville, DE – The Freeman Stage at Bayside
31 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap

2 – Mashantucket, CT – The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Casino
3 – Bethlehem, PA – Musikfest
11 – Albuquerque, NM – Sandia Resort and Casino
13 – Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom
14 – Vail, CO – Gerald R. Ford Amphitheatre
16 – Billings, MT – Cove Creek Outdoor Pavilion
17 – Missoula, MT – Big Sky Brewery
19 – Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Garden
21 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
22 – Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre
24 – Stateline, NV – Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys
27 – Salem, OR – Oregon State Fair
28 – Airway Heights, WA – Northern Quest Resort & Casino
30 – Woodinville, WA – Chateau Ste. Michelle
31 – Woodinville, WA – Chateau Ste. Michelle

* Steve Miller Band only

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