Legendary British rocker Steve Winwood is returning to the music spotlight with a new album and tour this spring. On April 29, Winwood will release his new album Nine Lives on Columbia Records. It will mark his first album release since 2003’s About Time.
"Dirty City," the first single off Nine Lives, features Winwood’s longtime pal and collaborator Eric Clapton on guitar. The song is a great showcase of Clapton’s signature guitar wails and Winwood’s strong bluesy voice; it really is a stand out rock jam that sounds like it was recorded around 20 years ago at the height of Winwood’s fame. Recently Winwood and Clapton joined forces again on stage for three sold-out performances at Madison Square Garden.
This spring Winwood will tour with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers for a national tour starting in late May. Be sure to catch these two stellar acts when they stop in the Atlanta area on July 9th at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park.