- North American Tour Kicks Off May 15th in California -
- Tickets on Sale Starting Friday, November 22 at Livenation.com -
Los Angeles, CA (November 14, 2013) – One of music’s most renowned soul/funk bands, TOWER OF POWER, will join JOURNEY and STEVE MILLER BAND for a 2014 summer tour on May 15 at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, California. The tour, produced by Live Nation, will bring three iconic groups that helped define the "San Francisco Sound" – Tower of Power,Journey and Steve Miller Band - to more than 30 cities across North America including Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Toronto and Detroit. A full listing of tour dates follows.
"All of us in Tower of Power are extremely excited about our upcoming tour with Journey and the Steve Miller Band. We've been friends with Journey for many years and fans of Steve Miller just as long,” says Emilio Castillo, bandleader for Tower of Power. “It's gonna be exciting making music with such seasoned and talented pros and bringing a "Soul Vaccination" all across the nation to fans of all ages. Three great bands pursuing total world domination. Major league fun!!! Don't miss it."
“We are all so looking forward to playing again for you in 2014 with the great company of the Steve Miller Band and Tower of Power,” said the members of JOURNEY. “It’s going to be a San Francisco musical delight from the past and present, moving full speed ahead into the future!”
“I can't think of a better way for the JOKER to celebrate his 40th and the Steve Miller Band to enjoy next summer than playing all our hits for all of our fans as we tour the entire USA with our brother San Francisco bands, Journey and the Tower Of Power,” says Steve Miller. “This is going to be a NOT TO BE MISSED TRIFECTA OF THE BEST OF SOUL, GREATEST HITS AND ARENA ROCK by three of the greatest bands to come out of San Francisco, clearly a once in a lifetime event. We can't wait to get started! ”
Tickets for the general public go on sale starting Friday, November 22 at www.livenation.com. Fans will have an opportunity to make a donation to benefit those affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan at time of ticket purchase.
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, the 40th Anniversary Concert DVD and the November 25th release of HIPPER THAN HIP LIVE. Tower has never been busier or more in demand.
Diamond-certified album holder Journey has sold 80 million albums worldwide and has earned 19 Top 40 singles and 25 gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums since its formation in 1973 in San Francisco. The prestigious “Legend of Live Award” was presented to Journey at the 2011 Billboard Touring Awards to honor the band’s contributions to live music and the touring business and to acknowledge their commitment to fans and the art of performing live. The band’s 2011 World Tour was one of the band’s most successful tours ever, drawing nearly a million fans and ranked in the Top 15 Tours of the year. 2011 also marked the 30th anniversary of the band’s seminal anthem, “Don’t Stop Believin’,” the biggest selling song from the 20th century in iTunes history. In 2013, Journey toured four continents and performed to more than half a million fans.
One of rock music's all-time greats, the Steve Miller Band has sold more than 30 million records in a career spanning more than 40 years. His trademark blues-rock sound has made him one of the defining artists of classic rock radio. The 2013 touring season by the Steve Miller Band follows four of the most busy, productive years in the long, illustrious career of Steve Miller. He has released two albums in the past few years including the number one blues album, Bingo, and its successor, Let Your Hair Down - the first new Steve Miller Band in eighteen years. In 2010, Miller went back to Europe for the first time in 25 years for a hugely successful round of dates culminating in a sold-out Royal Albert Hall concert in London that opened the door for the band to tour Europe twice in the past three years. In demand around the world as well, they also launched a tour of Australia and New Zealand in Spring 2013.
See below for a list of tour dates
All dates subject to change.
May 15 Chula Vista, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre (on sale Dec 6)
May 16 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl (on sale Dec 6)
May 18 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion (on sale Nov 22)
May 20 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater (on sale Dec 6)
May 22 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center (on sale Nov 22)
May 23 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (on sale Nov 22)
May 25 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion (on sale Nov 22)
May 27 Pelham, AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre (on sale Nov 22)
May 29 Raleigh, NC Walnut Creek Amphitheatre (on sale Nov 22)
May 30 Atlanta, GA Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood (on sale Dec 6)
Jun 01 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live (on sale Dec 6)
Jun 10 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain (on sale Dec 6)
Jun 11 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center (on sale Nov 22)
Jun 13 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center (on sale Dec 6)
Jun 14 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center (on sale Dec 6)
Jun 16 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater (on sale Nov 22)
Jun 17 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts (on sale Nov 22)
Jun 19 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre (on sale Dec 6)
Jun 21 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach (on sale Nov 22)
Jun 22 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center (on sale Dec 6)
Jun 24 Darien Lake, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center (on sale Nov 22)
Jun 25 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center (on sale Nov 22)
Jun 27 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion (on sale Nov 22)
Jun 28 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center (on sale Dec 6)
Jul 08 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center (on sale Nov 22)
Jul 09 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre (on sale Nov 22)
Jul 11 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (on sale Nov 22)
Jul 12 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre (on sale Dec 6)
Jul 14 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre (on sale Dec 6)
Jul 16 Denver, CO Pepsi Center (on sale Dec 6)
Jul 17 West Valley City, UT USANA Amphitheatre (on sale Nov 22)
Jul 19 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre (on sale Nov 22)
Jul 20 Ridgefield, WA Sleep Country Amphitheater (on sale Nov 22)
Jul 23 Paso Robles, CA Mid-State Fair (on sale TBA)
Jul 25 Wheatland, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre (on sale Dec 6)
Jul 26 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre (on sale Nov 22)
Jul 29 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord (on sale Nov 22)
Aug 01 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center (on sale Nov 22)