David Garibaldi and Marc van Wageningen Seriously Injured in Oakland California
-Oakland California January 12
As many of you already know David Garibaldi and Marc van Wageningen were seriously injured January 12th before their show at Yoshi's in Oakland, CA. They were crossing the street in front of Yoshi's and were hit by an Amtrack train. According to unverified reports, there was a freight train that had just passed and a group of pedestrians were starting to cross the street but another train was coming from the other direction that they did not see. This is unverified information, more on the actual accident as information is available.
They are both hospitalized in serious condition and thankfully are expected to recover. Please keep these men and the rest of the Tower of Power family in your thoughts and prayers as this situation continues to evolve. We will keep you updated here and on the band's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTowerOfPowerBand
A statement From Emilio:
"I was at the hospital last night and saw David but Marc was in intensive care and I wasn't able to see him. Dave's head and face were pretty swollen and bruised but he was lucid and expected to recover. Marc came through surgery well; his internal bleeding was stopped and they were waiting for him to stabilize in order to do further testing. The doctors were cautiously optimistic. We appreciate the responses and prayers from our former bandmates, friends, and fans and we all remain hopeful and in prayer."
Emilio Castillo - Bandleader for Tower of Power
David and Marc are improving but are both still hospitalized. We are very hopeful that they will both recover from their injuries.
As of today, David has been recovering in the comfort of his home following his discharge from the hospital. After going through a quite extensive facial surgery, he is now regaining his energy back.
He will be back in the groove soon.
We want to thank all his extended family, friends and fans for the outpouring messages of love and support. You’re fantastic!
The Garibaldi Family
Marc is still hospitalized as of today.
Nothing new to report. David is recovering at home and getting better each day. Marc is still hospitalized.
For close to 50 years, Tower of Power has been creating their own kind of soul music. Since 1968, Tower of Power has delivered their unique brand of music to their fans, appearing before sold out crowds as they tour the world each year. Tower’s sound can be hard to categorize, but the band's leader and founding member, Emilio Castillo, has labeled their sound as "Urban Soul Music."
Tower's rhythm section lays down a groove like no other band. The band’s horn driven sound is unique, and the way they approach everything, from writing and arranging to mixing and performing, is totally their own. Combine all of that with an outstanding lead vocalist and you have one of the most dynamic groups of musicians to ever hit the stage.
Meet the Band
- Emilio Castillo - Second Tenor Sax, Background & Lead Vocals
- Stephen "DOC" Kupka - Baritone Saxophone
- Francis Rocco Prestia - Bass Guitar
- David Garibaldi - Drums
- Roger Smith - Keyboards, Background Vocals
- Tome E. Pollitzer - First Tenor Sax, Alto Sax, Flute, Clarinet
- Adolfo Acosta - Second Trumpet, Flugelhorn
- Jerry Cortez - Guitar, Vocals
- Sal Cracciolo - Trumpet
- Marcus Scott - Lead & Background Vocals
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