More on the tour, but first, happy birthday to Steve Winwood, who was born on May 12, 1948 in Birmingham, England.

Steve will hit the road next month for a brief tour out west.

If you happen to catch a show and meet him backstage, be advised: don't ask for an autograph.

According to his official website:

Steve is no longer able to accommodate autograph requests, as a large majority of these have (sadly) ended up on eBay.

Does he still have the chops these days?

According to a concert review from last fall, most definitely.

"Sure he’s got a few lines on his face and some gray around the edges, but the fit and sprightly sexagenarian’s voice is still strong and soulful...."

Happy birthday to a living legend.