The Steve Miller Band is gearing up for another prolonged road trek for this year, with 12 U.S. dates already on the books -- along with an eight-city tour of Down Under with Santana. Miller told us that unlike a lot of his peers, playing the hits night after night is hardly a hassle for him: "I don't mind playing those 14 songs as long as I get to do those nine songs that I want to do. As long as I can jam on 'Fly Like An Eagle,' or figure out a way to do something spontaneous -- I'm fine. So, my show . . . I'm completely comfortable and happy and satisfied with it. And I don't get tired of doing it. And I do it in moderation. Y'know, I don't go out and do 350 shows, I do 50 shows."

UPDATED: The Steve Miller Band North American tour dates (subject to change):
February 13 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
February 14 - Jacksonville, FL - Florida Theatre
February 17 - Hollywood, FL - Seminole Hard Rock Live
February 20 - Coral Gables, FL - BankUnited Center at The University Of Miami
May 24 - Rancho Mirage, CA - The Show At Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa
June 27 - Troutdale, OR - McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater
June 28 - Bend, OR - Les Schwab Amphitheater
June 29 - Woodinville, WA - Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
July 11 - Winnie, TX - Nutty Jerry's Winnie Arena
July 12 - Biloxi, MS - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi
September 26 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
September 27 - Catoosa, OK - The Joint at Hard Rock Casino / Tulsa