- From 29 Thu Nov 2018 to 02 Sun Dec 2018 November 29, 2018 December 2, 2018 Waikiki Resort Hotel
Tower of Power @ Blue Note Hawaii
For close to 50 years, Tower of Power has delivered the best in Rhythm and Blues music. Their first record, East Bay Grease, helped to define the East Bay sound, and did well enough to warrant a recording contract with Warner Brothers. Bump City, their 1972 debut for the label, was a hit on both the Billboard 200 and the chart’s R&B Albums chart and netted them the hits “You’re Still A Young Man” and “Down To The Nightclub.” The decade of the 1970s were a boom period for the group, who hit with radio classics like “So Very Hard To Go” and “What Is Hip?” and the band has continued to tour and record over the years with their latest project Hipper Than Hip being a live flash back to their 1974 tour. Castillo says their love of the stage is the same today as it was back in 1968.
In 2018, Tower of Power will be on the road – a lot – as usual. TOP consistently plays over 200 nights a year, touring the world. Bringing their music to Europe and Japan each year, crisscrossing the US with an occasional trip to Australia and New Zealand, taking the TOP message is their life's work.
When asked to describe the band's music, the group members give a variety of responses. Says Emilio, “What Tower plays is Oakland soul music.” Former Tower saxophonist Lenny Pickett, current musical director for the Saturday Night Live band, says “TOP is the world's best rhythm and blues band.” TOP’s horn-driven, in- your-face sound is all its own.
Time: 6:30pm (Doors 5:30pm) / 8:00pm (Doors 6:00pm) / 9:00pm (Doors 8:30pm)
Location: Blue Note Hawaii (2335 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815)
Upcoming Shows and Entertainment
Refer to our Waikiki events calendar for upcoming concerts, sports events and entertainment in the area. Our hotel provides you with easy access to an array of entertainment venues so can take part in all the island happenings. For non-stop action during your vacation, refer to our Waikiki calendar of events.