Tower of Power Live in Manila together with Dennis Lambert and Kalapana

The much-awaited Manila performance of Tower Of Power is finally happening September 7, 2018 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum to be mounted by Ovation Productions. The triple bill event also features Dennis Lambert and Kalapana.

Tower’s musical odyssey actually began in 1968 when Emilio Castillo met Stephen “Doc” Kupka in July of that year. When Doc auditioned during a band rehearsal at Emilio’s house, Emilio’s father called him into the kitchen and offered the following advice: “Hire that guy, he’s got something.” This was how Doc and his signature baritone sax came to be a major part of the band’s sound, and on August 13, 1968, Tower of Power, as we know them today, began playing gigs, and soon became very well known in the area.

Many other bands came out of the San Francisco Bay area in the late 60’s. Bands like The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Santana, Journey, and others all helped to define the “San Francisco Sound.” Tower of Power has always claimed Oakland, California as their hometown, playing area venues and making a name for themselves.

Tower of Power was signed to Bill Graham’s San Francisco records and their first album was East Bay Grease. All of the compositions were original tunes written by Castillo and Kupka. Their next album, Bump City, led to a string of hits and memorable albums that include many of the songs that TOP fans come out in force to hear, even to this day. Over the years, the Tower of Power Horns have recorded with hundreds of artists as diverse as Aerosmith, Elton John, Little Feat, Phish, Santana, Heart, and many others, forever infusing the radio airwaves with Tower’s musical DNA.

Since the beginning, Tower of Power has never stopped touring and recording. Always in demand, the band never fails to entertain and amaze their fans. Tower is truly blessed to have a dedicated following that often travels to see the band, and in many cases fans will plan their vacation or work schedule around an appearance of TOP. New generations of fans come to see them perform as their timeless music continues to excite fans of all ages.

DENNIS LAMBERT

Another featured performer in this September 7, 2018 Smart Araneta Coliseum event is songwriter-producer and singer Dennis Lambert. Dennis’ album Bags and Things was very popular in the Philippines in the early 1970s and contained hit songs Of All the Things, Ashes to Ashes, Somebody Found Her Before I Lost Her, and So Little Time. He also either co-wrote and/or produced huge 1970s hits for other singers like Ain’t No Woman Like the One I’ve Got for the Four Tops, Rhinestone Cowboy for Glen Campbell, Hard Core Poetry and She’s Gone for Tavares, Baby Come Back for Player, Love Music for Sergio Mendes & Brazil ’77, Dream On and Rock and Roll Heaven for The Righteous Brothers which revived the duo’s recording career in 1974. In the 1980s, Lambert continued to write and produce alone under his Tuneworks banner. Credits include hits Nightshift for The Commodores, We Built This City and Sara for Starship, I Live For Your Love and Pink Cadillac for Natalie Cole, and Moment Of Truth for Survivor. Lambert was the subject of an award-winning feature-length documentary film, Of All the Things, directed by his screenwriter son Jody Lambert, which followed him on a cross-country tour of the Philippines promoted by Ovation Productions.

KALAPANA

As for Kalapana, they emerged as one of the most popular bands on the Hawaiian music scene in the 70s, and is much loved by Filipinos for their songs, Nightbird, The Hurt, You Make it Hard, and When the Morning Comes. They still enjoy frequent airplay in Manila’s top radio stations until today. Kalapana received the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011. Ovation Productions took them on a Philippine Tour back to back with the band America in 2012.

It will truly be a thrill for Filipino music lovers to see all three of their favorite artists perform together in one evening of retro music at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. It certainly cannot get any better than this!

Tower of Power 50th Anniversary Tour featuring Dennis Lambert and Kalapana is produced by Ovation Productions. Media partners are FOX, FOXLife, FOX Filipino, Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin, Business Mirror, Wish 107.5, 97.9 Home Radio, DWIZ 882, DWWW 774, DZXL 558, 96.3 Easyrock, iFM 93.9, Philstar.com, Inquirer.net, Mb.com.ph, Manilascope, LionhearTV, Manila Concert Scene, Philippine Concerts, and Soundcheck Manila. Ticket Prices are P5250/ P4750/ P3750/ P2750/ P1750/ P750. Tickets available via www.ticketnet.com.ph and regular TicketNet outlets or call TicketNet +632 911-5555 or Ovation Productions +632 532-8883.



No Ticket Selling in the Comments Section. 0 thoughts on “Tower of Power Live in Manila together with Dennis Lambert and Kalapana”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Upcoming Concerts

August 2018 Concerts
Halsey Live in Manila (Aug 10 @ Kia Theatre)
Workshy Live in Manila (Aug 10 @ Solaire)
John Ford Coley Live in Sta. Rosa (Aug 11 @ Santa Rosa Sports Complex)
Walk the Moon Live in Manila (Aug 14 @ Market! Market!)
Anne Curtis Anne Kulit Concert (Aug 18 @ Araneta Coliseum)
GFriend Live in Manila (Aug 19 @ Kia Theatre)
Chance the Rapper Live in Manila (Aug 22 @ MOA Arena)
Paramore Live in Manila (Aug 23 @ MOA Arena)
Karpos Live Mix 2.1 with Tom Misch and Vancouver Sleep Clinic (Aug 23 @ Vertis Tent)
Boyzone Live in Manila (Aug 26 @ MOA Arena)
Why Don’t We Live in Manila (Aug 26 @ Samsung Hall)
SoulJa – R&B Royalties Jason Dy, Jaya, Jay R (Aug 30 @ RW Manila)

September 2018 Concerts
Wanna One Live in Manila (Sep 1 @ MOA Arena)
Bone Thugz-N-Harmony Live in Manila (Sep 5 @ MOA Arena)
Tiny Moving Parts Live in Manila (Sep 7 @ SM Skydome)
Tower of Power in Manila with Dennis Lambert and Kalapana (Sep 7 @ Araneta Coliseum)
Dua Lipa Live in Manila (Sep 14 @ MOA Arena)
Postmodern Jukebox Live in Manila (Sep 14 @ Kia Theatre)
Tiffany and Debbie Gibson Live in Manila (Sep 15 @ MOA Arena)
Shane Filan Live in Manila (Sep 15 @ Kia Theatre / Sep 16 @ SMX Davao)
Seventeen Live in Manila 2018 (Sep 29 @ MOA Arena)

October 2018 Concerts
Sam Smith Live in Manila (Oct 5 @ MOA Arena)
Panic! at the Disco Live in Manila (Oct 20 @ MOA Arena)
A1 Live in Manila (Oct 21 @ Kia Theatre)
Kygo Live in Manila (Oct 25 @ MOA Arena)
Mariah Carey Live in Manila (Oct 26 @ Araneta Coliseum)
Calum Scott Live in Manila (Oct 30 @ Kia Theatre)

November 2018 Concerts
WINNER Live in Manila (Nov 10 @ MOA Arena)
Guns N’ Roses Live in Manila (Nov 11 @ Philippine Arena)
iKON Live in Manila (Nov 11 @ MOA Arena)

January 2019
Planetshakers Conference Manila (Jan 19 @ Araneta Coliseum)

Buy your Tickets Now!

Theater Play & Musicals

More soon!