Kool and The Gang - The 2014 Tour
Kool and the Gang are back and bringing their five decade spanning discography
to Niagara Falls, where they'll be burning down the house at the Avalon Ballroom. Don't miss your opportunity to experience
these dynamic jazz funk rockers right aside one of the most beautiful sights that the world has to offer as they light up
Fallsview Boulevard, right at the heart of Niagara Falls city. There is no better way to experience the majestic beauty of
the city of Niagara Falls than a night that ends (or begins) with the sweet heavy rocking serenades of Kool and the Gang.
Tickets are selling out quick - don't miss your opportunity to see these legendary musicians live and in the flesh.
they're packing the biggest amphitheatres or crooning it out at the smallest premier lounges, Kool and The Gang bring the
same house thumping sound that they've been bringing for half a century. Experience the entire progression of the jazz and
funk scenes in just one night of epic performances by the band, who are one of the most foundational members of the 60s and
70s funk era that we all know and love. Kool and The Gang's engagements are few and far between. Keep up to date on all of
their latest shows, performances, and special announcements right here on StubHub - your number one destination for all of
your concert ticket needs.
About Kool and The Gang
Over their fifty years of performing, Kool and The
Gang have managed to constantly change and reinvent their sound while still retaining their addicting, talent filled signature
style. The band's transformations have been many, shifting and changing with the musical landscape just as members flow in
and out of the band. Through it all, Kool and The Gang have stayed not just relevant, but on the cutting edge of whatever
genre they have drifted to. From jazz to pop to disco to boogie, Kool and The Gang have been consistent master practitioners
over their musical retinue since 1964.
While the band has had various members come and go through the years, some members
have remained fixtures in The Gang's ranks and constantly influenced and directed their musical style. This includes Robert
Bell (cool himself) and his brother Ronald Bell; James Taylor crooning on vocals; George Brown, the loyal percussionist; Larry
Gittens on trumpets, with iron lungs and a penchant for flourishes; Dennis Thomas on trumpet; Claydes Charles Smith, always
laying down his signature guitar sounds; and Rick Westfield bringing some flavor to the lineup with his expertise on the keyboards.
and The Gang started as a family and friends affair in the mid 1960s, but soon catapulted to international acclaim by the
1970s when they were putting out hit album after hit album. By 1975, Kool and The Gang had become the quintessential funk
icons of a generation, with funk anthem theme songs that any young American can belt by heart today. Their success wouldn't
just be across North America, as Kool and The Gang expanded their musical avenues all across the world, sharing their unique
American funk sound with peoples from all over the globe.
Over the years, various members of Kool and The Gang have
left to start their own projects, but the spirit of The Gang has never left. Though key departures and even at some time untimely
passing aways affected the band deeply, they always kept their funk origins and soul filled spirit unhindered by the world
The band has released over two dozen full length releases, consistently topping
charts and weaving their over sixty hit singles into the fabric of the global scene. The band's breakout release Wild and
Peaceful dropped in 1973, and would quickly climb to #6 on the charts and be the bands first official certified gold album.
The album would be carried by megahit "Jungle Boogie" along with other popular hits "Funky Stuff" and "Hollywood Singing".
"Jungle Boogie" would become one of the anthems of funk music everywhere, and brought funk music into the mainstream by storm.
would bring the band's first platinum certification, as Ladies' Night hit the #1 spot on the Billboard and cemented Kool and
The Gang's position at the forefront of the funk movement. The album featured for the first time vocalist James Taylor, and
was carried by the memorable singles "Ladies' Night" and "Too Hot". "Ladies Night" would eventually hit the #1 position on
Billboard's R&B chart, and remains a crowd favorite over thirty years later.
The band's singles
have been featured across all sorts of mediums and media, including Quentin Tarantino's cult classic Pulp Fiction as well
as disco era megahit movie Saturday Night Fever.
The Kool and The Gang Concert Experience
Half a century
of performing has only honed the already sharp skills of the band, as they bring the boogie each and every performance. Fifty
years on the band still has their heart nowhere but the music, as they deliver each and every performance like it's a disco
ball infused boogie room in the 1970s. Don't miss your opportunity to see these living legends in the flesh - buy your tickets