(LENOX, Mass.) – The Steve Miller Band and the public radio program Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! have been added to the summer 2013 Tanglewood lineup. Known for hits such as “Take the Money and Run,” “The Joker,” and other staples of classic-rock radio, the Steve Miller Band will perform on July 29, 2013, in the Shed at 7 p.m. The witty and fast-paced radio program Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! will be performed live in the Shed on Thursday, August 29, 2013, at 8p.m., and will be recorded for broadcast to its weekly audience of 3.2 million listeners on more than 600 NPR stations nationwide. Tickets for both performances go on sale to the public on Tuesday, February 19, 2013.
One of rock music’s longest-running, most popular and commercially successful groups of all-time, the Steve Miller Band has sold more than 30 million records in a career spanning more than 40 years. The band is known for recording some of the most-played songs on classic rock radio including “The Joker,” “Take the Money and Run,” and “Fly Like an Eagle.” After an eighteen-year hiatus, Miller released two albums recently – the number one blues album Bingo (2010) and Let Your Hair Down (2011).
Hosted by Peter Sagal, the Peabody Award-winning, radio quiz show Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! offers a fast-paced, irreverent look at the week’s news. Listeners call in to the show from around the country to answer quirky quiz questions, presented by Sagal, a panel of featured humorists, and Official Judge and Scorekeeper Carl Kasell, whose voice on your phone answering machine is offered as a prize. Frequent panelists include authors P.J. O’Rourke and Roy Blount, Jr. (of Mill River, Mass.), comedians including Mo Rocca and Paula Poundstone, and figures from the media world including former Boston Globe writer Charles P. Pierce.
Based out of Chicago, Ill., on WBEZ, the show has a weekly audience of 3.2 million listeners on more than 600 NPR member stations nationwide, and surpassed one million podcast downloads monthly. Its audience has grown in nearly every ratings period since its premiere in January 1998.
Tickets for the Steve Miller Band range from $25.50 to $79.50. Tickets for Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! range from $21 to $120. Tickets go on sale to the public on Tuesday, February 19, at Tanglewood, by calling 888.266.1200, or at the Symphony Hall box office in Boston, Mass.