ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (February 21, 2020) – Renowned, horn-driven, Soul/R&B/Rock/Funk band Tower of Power brings the Step Up Tour 2020 to the Superstar Theater on Friday, August 21st at 9:00pm. This tour features music from the group’s new album Step Up, set to release on March 20, 2020.
Tickets are $76.00, $66.00 and $56.00 and on sale now via ticketmaster.com and the Resorts Box Office. For each ticket purchased, $1.00 will be donated to the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund.
Tower of Power has been rocking their sounds since 1968 – infusing Soul into the music industry for 52 years. Fast forward, after celebrating their 50th Anniversary with the critically acclaimed 2018 release of Soul Side of Town, Tower of Power stirs it up for the launch of their next album – Step Up. Hot off their buzzing NAMM Show where they performed in front of thousands of enthusiastic attendees at the Yamaha Grand Plaza Stage close out, Tower of Power is ready to unleash their newest genre-blending explosion of sound.
Although the 14 tracks of this album were written and arranged in a careful, six year long process, the album itself was recorded in the same sessions with Soul Side of Town. When the band, along with Grammy-nominated producer Joe Vannelli, recorded enough great material for two full albums, they decided to split the releases up and keep Step Up as their launch into the new decade. The record features heartfelt lyrics from Stephen “Doc” Kupka. Now, with clever lyrics, funky arrangements and tremendous musicality, Tower of Power step their game up with Step Up.
As the first single from the record, and the album’s title track, “Step Up” is an instant groove full of Tower of Power’s signature funky and rhythmical sound: melodic lines flawlessly and soulfully executed by the horn section, notable guitar grooves laid down by Jerry Cortez and topped off with a killed B3 solo by Roger Smith. The track’s empowering lyrics and motivational message cannot be ignored, and string together the song’s overall vibe for a feel-good track. “Step Up” gives us a taste that fulfills the band’s promise of an album that will “move you physically and emotionally,” as predicted by the bandleader and founder Emilio Castillo himself.
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