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The Outlaws to perform at Capitol Theatre in December


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The Outlaws are coming home.

The Southern Rock legends who formed in Tampa in 1972 will play Clearwater’s Capitol Theatre on Dec. 19. Blackhawk also is on the bill.

With their triple-guitar attack and three-part country harmonies, the band is known for such songs as “There Goes Another Love Song,” “Green Grass & High Tides,” “Knoxville Girl” and “Freeborn Man.”

“To come back to the Tampa Bay area and play an Outlaws show for our hometown family and friends is one of the most rewarding footnotes to this band’s storied career,” founding member Henry Paul said in a news release.

The Outlaws earned a reputation as an incendiary live act touring with The Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Marshall Tucker Band and others. Over the years, the band has experienced personnel changes, trademark battles, failed reunions and the deaths of co-founders Frank O’Keefe and Billy Jones in 1995 and vocalist-guitarist Hughie Thomasson in 2007.

“Following through on a journey launched more than 40 years ago, coming back to play the Tampa Bay area is part of a realization of the Outlaws dream come true. ... We come to honor those we started out with, and recognize our fellow believers from so long ago,” Paul said.

Tickets are $56, $46 and $46, and go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ruth Eckerd Hall ticket office, by calling (727) 791-7400 or visiting the Ruth Eckerd Hall website.

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