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Legendary Soul Band Tower of Power Delivers a “Souled Out” Performance Celebrating their 40th Anniversary

LOS ANGELES (July 25, 2012) – AXS TV will premiere Tower of Power’s 40th Anniversary Concert on Sunday, August 5, 2012 as part of the network’s on‐going commitment to concert and live music programming. The band’s performance, which was filmed at the prestigious Fillmore Theater in San Francisco, provides an intimate live look at the iconic band which has spawned such hits as “You’re Still A Young Man,” and “What Is Hip?”

For more than 40 years, the legends of soul, Tower of Power, have delivered their own brand of funky rhythms and driving grooves to fans across the world. With a soaring horn section, soulful vocals and inarguably one of the tightest rhythm sections in the business, the funk‐soul outfit is renowned as a must‐see act. Combining R&B classics with jazzy hits, Tower of Power performs a spectacular concert for intergenerational music lovers. More than three decades ago the group dropped the hit “What is Hip?” And today, they still have the answer.

They deliver their funky sound to a “souled‐out” crowd in this can’t‐miss, mesmerizing, soul‐stirring concert. According to Emilio Castillo, founder of the band who plays second tenor sax, assists on lead vocals, and writes and produces most of the band’s songs, the opportunity for the band’s performance to appear on AXS TV is “huge!”

In addition, viewers will witness performances by such guest artists as Sam Moore (Sam & Dave), plus dozens of former TOP "Alumni" such as former TOP band members Chester Thompson (Santana), Greg Adams, Richard Elliot, Mic Gillette as well as Lenny Pickett, musical director for "Saturday Night Live" who appear onstage with the TOP musicians, adding their own flavor to the memorable hits.

The band, who stays on the touring circuit, recently shared the stage with the Dave Matthews Band, which was heralded by one critic as "one of the best live performance ever witnessed" and is in the midst of recording music for a new CD. Through social media platforms Tower of Power’s fans will be able to win autographed prizes from the band and stay up to date, front row center in the days leading up to the premiere of the concert.

Tower of Power: 40th Anniversary Concert at the Fillmore, SF
Broadcast Premiere exclusively on AXS TV.
Sunday, August 5 at 8pmET/5pmPT

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Tower of Power Contact:
Cynthia Horner, Cinnamon CHIPS Media and Public Relations
732 202‐8246

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Samantha Birnbach

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