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Ticket sales begin Saturday for rock group America

Grammy Award-winning rock group America returns to the Blaisdell Concert Hall on Aug. 5, with a show the following night at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

Tickets for the Honolulu concert go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Saturday, with prices at $39, $49, $69 and $129, plus fees. Buy tickets at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000 or in person at the Blaisdell Box Office or Ticketmaster outlets.

Maui tickets go on sale to MACC members at 10 a.m. Saturday and will be available to the general public June 24 at MauiArts.org, by calling 808-242-7469 and at the MACC Box Office.

Of America’s albums, six have been certified gold and/or platinum. The band’s hit singles during the ’70s included “Ventura Highway,” “Tin Man,” “Lonely People,” and “Sister Golden Hair,” all cornerstones of the era’s FM rock radio.

The band has been led for more than four decades by original founders and songwriters Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell, who drew listeners in with Beckley’s melodic pop rock and Bunnell’s use of folk and jazz elements. Dan Peek, who along with Bunnell and Beckley founded the band, left in 1977 to record Christian music. Peek died in 2011.

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