One of music’s most renowned soul/funk bands, Tower of Power, has announced a 25-city tour beginning with a five-night run in their hometown of Oakland, California on January 29.
Since its formation in 1968, Tower of Power (TOP) has never failed to tour bringing their unique blend of R&B, funk and an outstanding horn section to the masses. The current line-up features group founder Emilio Castillo, Stephen (“Doc”) Kupka, Francis Rocco Prestia, David Garibaldi, Larry Braggs, Roger Smith, Tom E. Politzer, Adolfo Acosta, Jerry Cortez and Sal Cracchiolo.
The band’s sophomore album, Bump City, produced a string of what would become classic hits including “You’re Still a Young Man” and “What Is Hip?”. TOP has released a total of 26 albums over the last 45 years including live albums and greatest hits collections. Tower of Power has lent their musicianship to some of pop/rock’s biggest names including Elton John, Santana, Bonnie Raitt, Little Feat, Aerosmith, Rod Stewart, Toto, David Sanborn and numerous others.
For more information, please visit www.towerofpower.com.
|Jan. 29 – Feb. 3||Oakland||CA||Yoshi’s|
|Feb. 21- 24||Seattle||WA||Jazz Alley|
|March 20||Kansas City||MO||Knuckleheads|
|March 22||Milwaukee||WI||Northern Lights Theatre – Potawatomi Casino|
|March 23||St. Charles||IL||The Arcada Theatre|
|April 12||Nashville||TN||War Memorial Auditorium|
|April 20||Live Oak||FL||Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (2nd Stage)|
|April 21||Panama City Beach||FL||2013 Seabreeze Jazz Festival|
|April 25||New York City||NY||BB Kings|
|April 26||Glenside||PA||Keswick Theatre|
|April 27||Waterbury||CT||Palace Theater|
|April 28||New York City||NY||BB Kings|
|May 10||New Buffalo||MI||Four Winds Casino-Silver Creek Event Center|
|May 11||Cleveland||OH||Public Hall at Cleveland Convention Center|
|May 25||Los Angeles||CA||Greek Theatre|
|June 11-12||San Mateo||CA||San Mateo County Fair|
|June 15||Brooks||CA||Club 88 @ Cache Creek|
|June 21-23||Las Vegas||NV||South Point Hotel & Casino|
|August 3||Vallejo||CA||Solano County Fair (Concert Arena)|
|August 18||Snoqualmie||WA||Snoqualmie Casino|
|August 30||Monterey||CA||Monterey County Fair (Garden Stage)|
|September 13||Pomona||CA||LA County Fair|
|September 14||San Diego||CA||Humphrey’s Concerts By the Bay|
|October 15||Puerto Vallarta||MEX||Holland America ms Westerdam Cruise Ship|
|October 25-27||Las Vegas||NV||South Point Hotel & Casino|
ABOUT TOWER OF POWER:
Tower of Power’s musical odyssey began in 1968 when tenor saxophonist/vocalist Emilio Castillo met baritone sax player Stephen “Doc” Kupka in July of that year. Originally named The Motowns, the guys paid homage to the R&B sound that influenced them while adding their own personal twist. In 1970, the now renamed Tower of Power landed its first record deal with Bill Graham’s San Francisco Records. Their next album, Bump City, was recorded on Warner Brothers and produced a string of hits giving the band its first national exposure. At least 60 talented musicians have toured or recorded with the band in its 45 years and they’ve been utilized by hundreds of artists as diverse as Aerosmith, Elton John, Little Feat, Phish, Santana, Heart, and many others, forever infusing the radio airwaves with Tower’s musical DNA. Each year Tower of Power tours the United States, Japan and Europe, playing to sold out crowds all over the world. Recent releases include “Great American Soulbook”, a collection of classic soul tunes, and the 40th Anniversary Concert DVD. Tower has never been busier or more in demand.