United Wireless Arena will be welcoming classic rock band, America, to Dodge City on Sept. 29.

Tickets for the show will have a pre-sale on Thursday with tickets going on sale Friday.

To get a pre-sale code, visit www.unitedwirelessarena.com and sign up for e-news.

America is a multi-platinum and gold selling band that was founded by Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell and Den Peek.

Their No. 1 hit "A Horse with No Name," led the band into superstardom for more than 40 years.

According to their website, America's journey found them exploring a wide variety of musical terrain. Their best-known tunes, which also include "I Need You," "Ventura Highway," "Don't Cross The River," "Tin Man," "Lonely People," and "Sister Golden Hair" were cornerstones of 1970’s Top 40 and FM rock radio. The band was named Best New Artist in 1972, winning the Grammy for that category.

The band went on to record seven albums as well as their greatest hits album titled History, that sold more than 4 million units.

In 1977, the band became a duo when Peek left the group after a grueling tour and recording schedule which left Beckley and Bunnell to carry on as a duo. In 1982 the duo reached the charts with "You Can Do Magic." Since then the band has continued to tour and has played around the world.

"I think that the ingredients of the America sound are the basic fundamentals that translate internationally," said Beckley in a press release. "The Italians are huge fans of dance music, but they also love a ballad — they're romantic at heart. It's the same in the Far East.

"A lot of times in these countries, we see people singing along, and they don't really know what the words mean.

"Music is truly the international language."

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