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30711 Star Starred
Greek Theatre
2700 North Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90027
323-665-5857
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WAR/Tower of Power in Concert
51 ratings
4.6 average rating
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53 events
40 reviews
7 stars
attended May 26 2012

Great show! WAR gives a very entertaining, very satisfying show every time! They don't just play their hit-list...they riff on them, and really connect with their audience! Tower of Power was good, too! And Average White Band...always a...continued

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68 events
30 reviews
357 stars
attended May 26 2012

always have a great time at the GREEK and especially with these 3 group playing. thanks GOLDSTAR

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27 events
16 reviews
16 stars
attended May 26 2012

The concert was fun and the musicians were right on. Enjoyed the event.

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An American original; WAR was the first and most successful musical crossover phenomenon that forever fused rock, jazz, Latin, and R&B, while transcending racial and cultural barriers with a multi-ethnic line-up; a musical melting pot and an enduring influence that has sold nearly 25 million records to date. WAR has been honored with 17 gold, platinum or multi-platinum awards which include the triple platinum The World Is A Ghetto, double platinum Why Can’t We Be Friends? and Greatest Hits, just to name a few. Today, WAR is a permanent part of America’s pop cultural landscape.

For over 40 years, Tower of Power has been creating their own kind of soul music. Since 1968, Tower of Power has delivered their unique brand of music to their fans, appearing before sold out crowds as they tour the world each year. Tower’s sound can be hard to categorize, but the band’s leader and founding member, Emilio Castillo, has labeled their sound as “Urban Soul Music.” With hits such as “So Very Hard to Go,” “What is Hip” and “You’re Still a Young Man,” Tower’s rhythm section lays down a groove like no other band. The band’s horn driven sound is unique, and the way they approach everything, from writing and arranging to mixing and performing, is totally their own.

AWB are widely regarded as one of the best soul and funk bands in the history of music. Though perhaps best known for their timeless instrumental mega-hit ‘Pick Up the Pieces’ the band’s strength actually lay in their consistently accomplished song-writing, stretching across several gold selling albums and multiple Grammy nominations for the legendary Atlantic Records. Somewhat incongruously, given their Scottish roots, the six piece took the influences of their R&B heroes – people like Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Donny Hathaway and others – and developed their own ‘authentic’ sound which was eagerly adopted by black audiences in the US and elsewhere.

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