Tower of Power

Reynolds Hall, The Smith Center

361 Symphony Park Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89106

For over 55 years, Tower of Power has delivered the best in funk and soul music. In their Smith Center premiere, witness an evening of holiday classics and hits from their tenure of performing.

Bump City, their 1972 debut for Warner Brothers records, was a hit on both the Billboard 200 and the R&B Albums chart and netted them the hits “You’re Still A Young Man” and “Down to The Nightclub.” The 70s were a boom period with radio classics like “So Very Hard to Go” and “What Is Hip?” and the band continued to tour and record over the years. Band vocalist and saxophonist Emilo Castillo says their love of the stage is the same today as it was back in 1968.

The band has long since surpassed Castillo’s modest aspirations. Traveling the world, enjoying hit singles on their own and backing legendary artists including Otis Redding, Elton John, Santana, the Grateful Dead, John Lee Hooker, Aerosmith, Bonnie Raitt, Little Feat and countless others. In the process they have defined an “Oakland soul” sound as instantly recognizable as those from Castillo’s hometown, Detroit, as well as inspirations like Memphis and Philadelphia. With 21 studio albums and six live albums, the future of Tower of Power is set out to be vigorous and dynamic and will prove to be just that for fans.

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