Tower of Power 50th Anniversary w/ Special Guest Average White Band

Tower of Power 50th Anniversary w/ Special Guest Average White Band

Average White Band, DJ Jason Heller

Sat, August 3, 2019

Doors: 4:00 pm / Show: 5:30 pm

Levitt Pavilion Denver

Denver, CO

Reserved & GA Lawn: $25-$75 | $5 increase day of show

This event is all ages

Reserved: $55 & $75

General Admission Lawn: $25

All price levels increase $5 day of show

For patrons wishing to inquire about accessible seating (including wheelchair accessible and companion availability), please speak to a Ticketmaster Charge By Phone associate at 1-800-745-3000.


Paid Parking will be available in the adjacent Radio Tower Lot for $12 and is located at 1601 W Jewel Avenue, Denver CO 80223. The Radio Tower Lot entrance is located on Jewell Ave 400 yds west of the Levitt Pavilion/Ruby Hill Park Rd entrance. Signs and flaggers will help direct east and westbound traffic. The lot is in a large grass field. Walking distance to the venue is ΒΌ mile, and both the lot and walking path are unpaved, so please wear appropriate footwear. Free parking is available but limited.

Paid Parking Advance price: $12 at bit.ly/TOPparking080319
Park Parking Day of show prices: $12 credit card / $15 cash

Tower Of Power
Tower Of Power
American funk/soul group.
See also the Tower Of Power Horn Section.
Average White Band
Average White Band
Original Members:
Alan Gorrie (b. 19th July 1946, Perth, Scotland; bass, vocals); Mike Rosen (trumpet, guitar); replaced by Hamish Stuart (b. 8th October 1949, Glasgow, Scotland; guitar, vocals); Owen 'Ormie' McIntyre (b. 25th September 1945, Lennoxtown, Scotland; guitar); Malcolm 'Mollie' Duncan (b. 24th August 1945, Montrose, Scotland; saxophone); Roger Ball (b. 4th June 1944, Broughty Ferry, Scotland; saxophone, keyboards); Robbie McIntosh (b. 6th May 1950, Dundee, Scotland, d. 23 September 1974, Hollywood, U.S.A; drums).

History:
This unique act, an R'n'B/ soul group from Scotland and originally with no black musicians became one of the best selling and sounding funk bands in the world. The horn section started out as "The Dundee Horns". They can be heard on Johnny Nash's reggae hit "I Can See Clearly Now".
Eric Clapton and Bonnie Bramlett (of Delaney & Bonnie) helped them on their way to becoming a household name. But it wasn't until they reached the US and were signed to Atlantic Records that the Average White Band really took off (Jerry Wexler signed them on the spot, after they hit him at home on one of his parties, where they played him the basic tracks for what would become the White Album: "AWB").
Arif Mardin became their producer and together they couldn't do wrong. All of their seventies albums reached gold or even platinum status and hits such as the timeless "Pick Up The Pieces" and "Cut The Cake" were number 1 hits on the U.S. Billboard Charts.
Tragedy hit the young group in 1974 when their drummer, Robbie McIntosh died at a Hollywood party in a drug-related incident, but their act only became stronger. It was after Robbie's death, Steve Ferrone joined to replace Robbie on drums, and was the only black musician in band, it was a standing joke in the band that they 'played' with the press because of their band name.
The Double album "Person To Person", recorded during their American 1975 Tour, is among the best selling live funk albums ever.
They reached the white market with their unique sound without losing respect from the core Soul/ R'n'B lover in the black communities.
Venue Information:
Levitt Pavilion Denver
1380 W. Florida Avenue
Denver, CO, 80223
http://www.levittdenver.org
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