America and Christopher Cross at 'The Fred'

Christopher Cross

Riding into town this weekend, America is set to play ‘The Fred’, with special guest Christopher Cross, Saturday, June 26. The concert is part of the 2010 BMW of South Atlanta Summer Concert Series.

The world discovered America in 1972 when a nameless horse began its gallop across the international airwaves. "A Horse With No Name" made America a global household name, paving the way for a string of hits following in its wake thanks to a timeless sound that seamlessly assimilated strands of rock, pop and folk elements into a thrilling musical stew. Their best-known tunes, which also include "I Need You," "Ventura Highway," "Don't Cross The River," "Tin Man," "Lonely People," "Sister Golden Hair", and “You Can Do Magic.”

America's albums, six certified gold and/or platinum, with their first greatest hits collection, History, hitting four-million in sales--displayed a fuller range of the trio's talents than did their singles. Their material encompasses an ambitious artistic swath; from effects-laden rockers to oddball medleys to soul-bearing ballads, America displays a flawless blend of disparate genres and styles as wide-open as the great American plains. From anonymous horses to fast-moving trains, America’s extraordinary four-decade musical legacy of consummately crafted pop/rock songs, trademark lush harmonies and evocative lyrical landscapes will never go out of style.

Opening for America is special guest Christopher Cross. Cross is best known for songs such as “Sailing”, “Ride Like the Wind”, and “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)”. His music has been described as “intelligent, melodic pop, written and performed by an actual grown-up. Or, at least, by someone working toward becoming one.” Releasing his first solo album in 1979, Cross rose to success in the early 80’s with two albums that produced eight hit singles, five Grammys, and one Oscar. In concert, Cross does not deprive fans of his early hits while also featuring some of his latest work.

Limited reserved seating is available to see America in concert with Christopher Cross at ‘The Fred’ Saturday, June 26. Christopher Cross takes the stage at 8 p.m., followed by America at 9 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 770-631-0630 or on-line at www.amphitheater.org.

The America concert is the third in the summer concert series. Still to come in the 2010 BMW of South Atlanta Summer Concert Series at ‘The Fred’: July 10 Boz Scaggs, July 24 The B-52s, and August 7 Jose Feliciano.

The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater is a 2,500 seat state-of-the art facility owned and operated by the city of Peachtree City. “The Fred” box office is located at 201 McIntosh Trail, and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Box office opens at 4 p.m. on concert day. For further information regarding the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater or the concert events, please call 770-631-0630 or visit the website at www.amphitheater.org.

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