Asleep At The Wheel tickets on sale

May 04, 2014
Asleep at the Wheel

Rockland — Tickets are now on sale for Asleep at the Wheel, set to perform Saturday, Sept. 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. In other think-ahead news, the previously announced June 19th concert by Lisa Marie Presley has been canceled (as has her entire tour).

Iconic Western swing band Asleep at the Wheel, led by 6-foot-7-inch frontman Ray Benson (guitar, vocals), has spent more than 40 years honing its energetic, evolving, crowd-pleasing sound. Current band members are Peter Schwarz (steel guitar, saxophone), Katie Holmes (fiddle, vocals), Dan Walton (piano, vocals), David Miller (bass, vocals) and David Sanger (drums).

Now based in Austin, Texas, Asleep at the Wheel has won nine Grammy Awards for its country, western swing, honkytonk and Texas country music. The band has been a most important force in keeping the sound of Western swing alive by preserving classic sounds that had nearly disappeared from country music, updating the music to keep it a living, breathing art form.

Tickets are $35 in advance and will be $40 day-of-show. Seating is general admission. The Strand balcony and lobby bars will be open for those older than 20 with a valid ID. For more information on all upcoming live concerts, films, HD broadcasts and events at the Strand, visit; call 594-0070, ext. 3; or email

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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