Who is the band WAR?

May 9, 2024

WAR burst onto the scene 50 years ago, capturing the heart and soul of America’s streets with its righteous, multi-cultural sound on hits like “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” “Low Rider” and “The Cisco Kid.” Avenue.  Even if you aren’t familiar with the band WAR, you definitely know their greatest hits!

According to Wikipedia:

WAR (originally called Eric Burdon and War) is an American funk/rock/soul/Latin band[8] from Long Beach, California, known for several hit songs (including “Spill the Wine“, “The World Is a Ghetto“, “The Cisco Kid“, “Why Can’t We Be Friends?“, “Low Rider“, and “Summer“).[9][10] Formed in 1969, War is a musical crossover band that fuses elements of rock, funk, jazzLatinrhythm and bluespsychedelia, and reggae.[2] According to music writer Colin Larkin, their “potent fusion of funk, R&B, rock and Latin styles produced a progressive soul sound”,[11] while Martin C. Strong calls them “one of the fiercest progressive soul combos of the ’70s”.[12] Their album The World Is a Ghetto was Billboards best-selling album of 1973.[13] The band transcended racial and cultural barriers with a multi-ethnic line-up.

See them live in Las Vegas, on stage at Veil Pavilion.  Buy your tickets here.

Saturday, June 15, 2024
Doors: 7pm
Show: 8pm
Veil Pavilion

 

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