English pop/rock group Mike + The Mechanics will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 State Road A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach.
Tickets to the show go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, June 16 at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall and St. Augustine Amphitheatre box offices, ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets and by phone at 800-745-3000.
Mike Rutherford, a founding member with British rock group Genesis, formed Mike + The Mechanics with Paul Young of Sad Café and Paul Carrack of Ace in 1985. The group released a self-title album that produced two top-ten hit singles “Silent Running (on Dangerous Ground)" and “All I Need Is A Miracle,” which both peaked on the charts in early 1986. Later that year, Rutherford returned to Genesis and Carrack revived his solo career.
In 1988, Mike + The Mechanics released "The Living Years" which was a greater success than their debut, spawning the number one hit single “The Living Years.” After a short hiatus, the band returned with "Word of Mouth" in 1991, "Beggar on a Beach of Gold" in 1995 and "M6" in 1999.
In 2009, Rutherford began work on a new Mechanics record with new vocalists Andrew Roachford and Tim Howar on board. In 2011, "The Road" was released and followed up by a 22-show U.K. tour. In 2014, the group celebrated the 25th anniversary of the release of "The Living Years," while embarking on a North American tour. Rutherford returned to the studio in 2016 to record the band’s eighth album, "Let Me Fly." Joined once again by Roachford and Howar on vocals, the rest of the band was rounded out by guitarist Anthony Drennan, keyboardist Luke Juby and drummer Gary Wallis. "Let My Fly" was officially released in March 2017.