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Tour Dates 22/03/2013

Legendary "Oakland Style" Soul Band Tower Of Power Gets Its "Groove" On Entertainment Tonight

Legendary "Oakland Style" Soul Band Tower Of Power Gets Its "Groove" On Entertainment Tonight
San Francisco, CA (Top40 Charts/ Webster & Associates) One of music's most renowned soul/funk bands, Tower of Power, will be featured on this weekend's edition of Entertainment Tonight (check local listings).This piece promises to be one of the hippest television events of the year, so make sure to tune in to watch history in the making—courtesy of a band that has truly defined generations. Find out more about this special event, celebrating Tower of Power's illustrious 45 years of soul, here:

Also this week, Tower of Power was ranked among music royalty inducted into the Bay Area Black Music Hall of Fame. The legendary group was presented with the prestigious Music Icon Award during the 10th Annual Bay Area Black Music Awards on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Yoshi's Oakland. Tower of Power was selected by the Black Music Association & Academy of America. Each year, the BMA recognizes musicians, singers, composers and entertainers deemed as exceptional and inspiring to millions for their talent, perseverance, and continued dedication. Previous honorees include the Temptations, Earth, Wind & Fire, The Jacksons, Nancy Wilson, The Whispers, Roy Ayers, Joyce Cooling, The Platters, and many more.

Check out Tower of Power (TOP) on their current North American tour as they roll into a city near you. Since its formation in 1968, TOP has never failed to tour, bringing their unique blend of R&B, funk and critically-acclaimed horn section to the masses. The current line-up includes founding members, leader Emilio Castillo, Stephen ("Doc") Kupka, Francis Rocco Prestia and David Garibaldi; along with longtime members, Larry Braggs, Roger Smith, Tom E. Politzer, Adolfo Acosta, Jerry Cortez and Sal Cracchiolo.

The band's string of classic hits include: "You're Still a Young Man" and "What Is Hip?" TOP has released more than 20 albums over the last 45 years, including live albums and greatest hits collections. Tower of Power has shared their musicianship with some of music's biggest names including: Elton John, Santana, Bonnie Raitt, Little Feat, Aerosmith, Rod Stewart, Toto, David Sanborn and many other superstars.

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2013 Tower of Power Tour Schedule

(check for updates)
Mar 22 - Milwaukee, WI - Northern Lights Theatre - Potawatomi Casino
Mar 23 - St. Charles, IL - The Arcada Theatre
Apr 12 - Nashville, TN - War Memorial Auditorium
Apr 14 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
Apr 20 - Live Oak, FL - Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (2nd Stage)
Apr 21 - Panama City Bch, FL - Seabreeze Jazz Festival
Apr 25 - New York City, NY - BB Kings
Apr 26 - Glenside, PA - Keswick Theatre
Apr 27 - Waterbury, CT - Palace Theater
Apr 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
Jun 11-12 - San Mateo, CA - San Mateo County Fair
Jun 15 - Brooks, CA - Club 88 @ Cache Creek
Jun 21-23 - Las Vegas, NV - South Point Hotel & Casino
Aug 3 - Vallejo, CA - Solano County Fair (Concert Arena)
Aug 18 - Snoqualmie, WA - Snoqualmie Casino
Aug 30 - Monterey, CA - Monterey County Fair (Garden Stage)
Sept 13 - Pomona, CA - LA County Fair
Sept 14 - San Diego, CA - Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay
Oct 15 - Puerto Vallarta, MEX - Holland America - Ms.Westerdam Cruise Ship
Oct 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 Motown's, 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 have been featured with 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 sold out shows 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.

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