Tower of Power at Golden State Theatre
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Golden State Theatre presents Tower of Power, celebrating their 50th anniversary tour, on Friday, December 14 at 8pm. Tickets are $42-$75. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.
Tower’s musical odyssey began in 1968 when Emilio Castillo met Stephen “Doc” Kupka and Tower of Power, as we know them today, began playing gigs and soon became very well known in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Many other bands came out of the same area in the late 60s. Bands like The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Santana, Big Brother, Journey, and others all helped to define the “San Francisco Sound.” But Tower of Power has always claimed Oakland as their hometown.
After playing at a Tuesday night audition at the Fillmore in 1970, Tower was signed to Bill Graham’s San Francisco records and their first album, “East Bay Grease,” was recorded. All of the compositions were original tunes written by Castillo and Kupka. Their next album, “Bump City,” was recorded on the Warner Brothers label, and this 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.
Each year Tower of Power tours the United States, Japan, and Europe, playing to sold out crowds all over the world. New generations of fans come to see the band perform as their timeless music continues to excite fans of all ages.