R&B Legends Kool & The Gang Perform at AMT, August 19!
You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who hasn’t heard of Kool & The Gang and their music. Their popularity soared during the 1970s and 1980s. Though they may not be as prevalent on the charts today as they were then, their music remains popular. Due to their bulletproof funk and tough, jazzy arrangements, Kool & The Gang is the most sampled band of all time.
They have performed continuously for over 45 years, longer than any R&B group in history. They are also the most active – performing hundreds of shows a year to crowds packed with both new and old fans. They influenced the music of three generations and truly earned their place as an R&B legend.
On Saturday, August 19 at 8:00 p.m., Kool & The Gang bring their funky sound to the AMT stage.
With funk classic favorites like “Celebration” and “Jungle Boogie”, this is shaping up to be an unforgettable, can’t-miss show!
Over their career so far, Kool & The Gang has sold over 70 million albums worldwide. Several of their songs landed on the top ten charts across multiple genres including 25 Top Ten R&B hits and nine Top Ten Pop hits. Plus, 31 of their albums reached gold or platinum status. The group earned two Grammy Awards and seven American Music Association Awards.
During the 90s, the hip-hop genre moved to the forefront of the music industry. Kool & The Gang’s music quickly became DJ favorites. DJs and rap artists began sampling their music to create their own grooves; so much so, that Kool & The Gang came in second only to James Brown for the most sampled source in rap during that time.
In 2004, the band collaborated with several top-name hip hop and R&B artists, like Blackstreet, Lil’ Kim, and Sean Paul, for The Hits: Reloaded album.
In 2006, they were back on the Billboard R&B charts with “Steppin’ Into Love”. They also received the NARM (National Association of Recording Merchandisers) Chair Award for lifetime achievement in record sales that year.
Kool & The Gang paired up with legendary rock band Van Halen for a U.S. national tour in 2012. They have also appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Dancing with the Stars, and PBS’ 4th of July Celebration Concert.
See You at the Show!
There’s no stopping Kool & The Gang. With a career spanning over 45 years, they are no strangers to the stage. They know how to put on a show, and this one will leave you talking, and singing, for years to come.
Come prepared to boogie down as you enjoy your favorites by these R&B legends.
Click here to purchase tickets and we’ll see you August 19 at 8:00 p.m.!