February 22, 2023

Classic Rock Band America Comes to New Brunswick

RETURNING ROCKERS: America, the classic rock band best known for “A Horse With No Name,” comes to the State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick on March 3.

State Theatre New Jersey presents classic rock band America on Friday, March 3 at 8 p.m.

Celebrating their 53rd anniversary, America was founded by Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell, who quickly rose to the top of the charts with their signature song “A Horse with No Name.” America’s current members are the original leads Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell, alongside touring musicians Richard Campbell, Ryland Steen, and Steve Fekete.

Signed by Warner Bros in 1971, the British American rock band released their first self-titled debut album the following year, including “A Horse With No Name” and “I Need You.” Over the next several years the band would continue to release hit songs “Muskrat Love,” “Tin Man,” “Lonely People,” and more.

After original member Dan Peek left the group to go solo in 1977, their dedication to the craft helped to regain their position on the pop charts just a few years later. Their last final Top 40 hit was “The Border” in 1983. Despite the loss of Peek, America regularly records material and tours throughout the country.

America’s work was featured in several soundtracks during the 1980s including The Last Unicorn, providing tracks and vocals that became popular in Germany. They also recorded “Love Comes Without Warning” for the Steve Martin comedy, The Lonely Guy.

The group was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2006 and received its Hollywood star in 2012.

State Theatre is 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick. Tickets range from $39-$229. Visit Stnj.org.