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Tour Dates 20/03/2014

War To Release New Studio Album 'Evolutionary,' On May 13, 2014

War To Release New Studio Album 'Evolutionary,' On May 13, 2014

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Los Angeles, CA (Top40 Charts/ Rogers & Cowan) On May 13, the legendary and groundbreaking group, WAR, will release their first new studio album in 20 years, titled EVOLUTIONARY, on Far Out Records/UMe. Available on 2CD and digitally, the package includes the new EVOLUTIONARY album and WAR's digitally remastered, multi-Platinum GREATEST HITS collection, originally released in 1976 and never before released digitally or on CD. Featuring special guest collaborations with Cheech & Chong, Tower of Power, Joe Walsh, Malik Yusef, and the USC Marching Band, EVOLUTIONARY showcases WAR's multi-ethnic lineup and genre-defying style, combining jazz, rock, funk, soul, R&B and Latin. The band also announced U.S. tour dates starting March 20, including co-headlining performances with Cheech & Chong at The Joint at Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on May 16 and at Los Angeles' Greek Theatre on May 24 (see confirmed dates below).

Produced by Jerry Goldstein and Lonnie Jordan, the new set touches on WAR's L.A. roots, while also updating the band's classic sound for a new generation of fans. EVOLUTIONARYwas recorded at Total Access Studios in Redondo Beach, California by WAR founding member/vocalist Lonnie Jordan, percussionist Marcos Reyes, guitarist Stuart Ziff, bassist Francisco "Pancho" Tomaselli, drummer Sal Rodriguez, saxophonist/flautist David Urquidi, and harmonica player Stanley Behrens.

EVOLUTIONARYincludes the autobiographical first single, "That L.A. Sunshine," featuring Cheech & Chong, who memorably used WAR's "Low Rider" in their movie debut, Up in Smoke. Cheech & Chong and WAR are co-headlining the ongoing "Up In Smoke Tour."

The album also includes "Mamacita," which revisits the band's Latin heritage and the Hollywood streets that inspired them -- accompanied by special guest Joe Walsh on guitar and the Tower of Power horns. "Inspiration," a song set to a Lonnie Jordan-penned poem, celebrates the band's unique relationship with its fervent fan base. Additionally, five-time GRAMMY® winner and member of Kanye West's G.O.O.D. posse, Malik Yusef brings his hip-hop pedigree to the smooth R&B ballad, "Outer Space," the "Low Rider" sample of "Bounce," and the gospel choir on "Everything." Yusef also contributes the rap to Motown writers Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong's "War" (a hit for Edwin Starr), which also features the famed USC Trojan Marching Band.

WAR is the quintessential Los Angeles street band, first discovered by producer/writer Jerry Goldstein in a North Hollywood club. Eric Burdon and WAR burst onto the charts with the classic worldwide hit "Spill The Wine." Burdon and WAR toured extensively across the United States and Europe, until Burdon departed the band during the tour. The tour continued and the band returned to Los Angeles to record their first album as WAR. The rest is history.

WAR has achieved 31 Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum RIAA sales honors, 11 Top 10 pop hits, and 15 Top 10 R&B hits, including "Low Rider," "Spill The Wine," "Why Can't We Be Friends," "The Cisco Kid," "The World is a Ghetto," "Gypsy Man," and "Summer."

Over the years, WAR's songs have been sampled by a broad range of artists, including the Beastie Boys, George Clinton, The Geto Boys, Ice Cube, Ice-T, Janet Jackson, Method Man, Redman, Smash Mouth, Tupac Shakur, Barry White, ZZ Top, Portishead, Korn, and many more.

Songs from the group's legendary catalog have been featured on the soundtracks for several hit movies, including Lethal Weapon, Boogie Nights, and Gone in 60 Seconds, popular TV shows "Beverly Hills 90210," "My Name Is Earl," and "The Simpsons," and best-selling video games "Grand Theft Auto IV" and "Skate 2."

WAR: Evolutionary / Greatest Hits [2CD; digital]

CD 1: Evolutionary

1.   That L.A. Sunshine
2. Mamacita
3. It's Our Right / Funky Tonk
4. Just Like Us
5. Inspiration
6. Scream Stream
7. This Funky Music
8. Outer Space
9. War / War After War (A Soldier's Story)
10. Bounce
11. Everything
12. It's My Life

CD 2: Greatest Hits (remastered)

1. All Day Music
2. Slippin' Into Darkness
3. The World Is A Ghetto
4. The Cisco Kid
5. Gypsy Man
6. Me And Baby Brother
7. Southern Part Of Texas
8. Why Can't We Be Friends?
9. Low Rider
10. Summer
WAR: U.S. Tour Dates
March 20 Riverside Theater Milwaukee, WI
March 21 Mystic Lake Casino Prior Lake, MN
March 22 1stBank Center Broomfield, CO
March 29 Peoria Civic Center Arena Peoria, IL
April 5 American Bank Center Corpus Christi, TX
April 6 Majestic Theatre San Antonio, TX
April 17 Enmore Theater Sydney, AUS
April 18 Hamer Hall Melbourne, AUS
April 19-21 Byron Bay Blues Festival Byron Bay, AUS
April 27 Stockton Asparagus Festival Stockton, CA
May 2 Chandler Pass Phoenix, AZ
May 16 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - The Joint Las Vegas, NV
May 17 Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino Lemoore, CA
May 24 Greek Theatre Los Angeles, CA
May 29 San Bernardino County Fair Victorville, CA
June 12 San Mateo County Fair San Mateo, CA
June 13 Merced County Fair Outdoor Theatre Merced, CA
June 21 Genessee Theatre Waukegan, IL
June 28 Wonderland of the Americas Outdoor San Antonio, TX
July 5 Nugget Rose Ballroom Reno NV
July 18 TBA Boise, ID
July 19 Marrymore Seattle, WA
July 26 Lock 3 Live Akron, OH
August 2 Tags Big Falls, NY
August 7 Northwest Ohio Rib-Off Maumee, OH
August 17 Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest Ft. Collins, CO
August 28 Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Jackson, CA
August 29 Monterey County Fair Monterey, CA
September 5 LA County Fair Los Angeles, CA
October 19-20 Capitol Jazz Cruise Ft. Lauderdale, FL
October 24 Casino Baltimore Baltimore, MD
October 31 Twin River Casino Lincoln, RI
November 21 Magic City Casino Miami, FL

*Bold indicates co-headlining dates with Cheech & Chong

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