TOWER OF POWER TO CELEBRATE HALF A CENTURY OF FUNK WITH NEW ALBUM AND AUSTRALIAN TOUR
MJR Presents are pleased to announce the eagerly anticipated return of American Soul-Jazz-Funk royalty Tower of Power, celebrating 50 years of funk in Australia this March and a critically acclaimed new album Soul Side of Town(Artistry Music/Mack Avenue) which earned them their first ever #1 Slot on the Billboard Jazz Chart.
No strangers to a hectic touring schedule, the Oakland born 10-piece will be making a quick three-day trip to Australia in 2019, for shows in Melbourne, Sydneyand Brisbane, before returning home to continue on an anniversary tour that takes them across America.
“Playing in Australia has been sorely missing in our 50 year career, so we of Tower of Power are extremely excited and anxious to come ‘Down Under’ and bring our best and most exciting shows to the continent we’ve been longing to play for all these years. Can’t wait!!!” – Bandleader for Tower of Power,Emilio Castillo.
Since their formation in 1968 as the Motowns, Oakland soul band Tower of Power has been known for their legendary five-piece horn section, which led to songs like “So Very Hard To Go” or “What Is Hip?” and over 25 acclaimed albums that have taken the band around the world, several times over.
In 2019, Tower of Power will return to Australia with a collection of classic hits and music from their first new record in over 15 years.
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