Matthew Curry to open Steve Miller Band show May 29

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., March 16, 2015 — Blues guitarist Matthew Curry will be the opening act when the Steve Miller Band comes to the O’Reilly Family Event Center on Friday, May 29.

Matthew Curry

Matthew Curry

At just 19 years old, Curry is taking audiences by surprise with his triple-threat talents of compelling songwriting, dynamic vocals and incendiary guitar work. After picking up the guitar at age 4 and playing his first gig at age 9, Curry has gone on to jam with modern greats such as Tommy Castro, Bernard Allison and Ronnie Baker Brooks. His sophomore album, “Electric Religion,” features original songs co-written by Curry.

The Steve Miller Band is one of the top-selling acts of the classic rock era and created some of rock’s most enduring anthems, including “Fly Like an Eagle,” “Space Cowboy,” “Take the Money and Run” and “Jet Airliner.”

Tickets start at $59 and are available at or by calling (417) 873-6389. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the OFEC box office, which is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.