Cheech & Chong, WAR, Tower of Power: ‘Up in Smoke’ Tour


Cheech & Chong, WAR and Tower of Power will be lighting up the stage this summer with the “Up in Smoke” tour. The concert series is set to officially kick-off in Los Angeles on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at the historic Greek Theatre, featuring three great acts and one amazing show.

The iconic comedy duo Cheech & Chong defined an era with their hilariously irreverent, satirical and counter-culture routines. Highlights for Grammy-winning Richard “Cheech” Marin and Tommy Chong include 9 hit comedy albums and shattering record sales, along with 8 hit feature films which they co-wrote and starred in. According to Tommy Chong, this year’s tour will celebrate history making of a different kind. “The ‘Up in Smoke’ gig with WAR and Tower of Power will be a celebration of the legalization of our right to party all night long,” he says.

Multi-platinum-selling WAR, the original street band, has been sharing its timeless music and message of brotherhood and harmony for over 4 decades before millions across the globe. Hits include “The World Is A Ghetto,” “Why Can’t We Be Friends,” “The Cisco Kid,” and “Low Rider.” “Bring plenty of water; the stage is going sizzling hot as it’s going up in smoke. Tower of Power and Cheech & Chong’s red hot comedy and California funk. To share the stage with them is a dream come true. This is a family reunion. Lots of jamming together and surprises in store. What goes around comes around. They introduced “Low Rider” to the movie culture. It was our first song in a movie. We are all joining together to take the fans up in smoke. It’s going to be the high of a lifetime,” says WAR’s Lonnie Jordan.

Celebrating more than 40 years of success and original “Oakland style” soul music, Tower of Power’s hits include “You’re Still A Young Man,” “So Very Hard To Go,” “Soul With a Capital S,” “Soul Vaccination,” “What Is Hip?” and “Don’t Change Horses (In The Middle Of A Stream).” Bandleader Emilio Castillo says the upcoming tour will be one for the record books, “WAR and Tower of Power is always a great show but add Cheech & Chong to the mix and it’s gonna be a smokin’ good time.”

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Up in Smoke Concert Tour Schedule

  • May 17-18, 2013 Porterville, CA – Eagle Mountain Casino
  • May 25, 2013 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
  • May 26, 2013 Tucson, AZ – AVA Amphitheater
  • May 31, 2013 Austin, TX – Moody Theater
  • June 1, 2013 Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theatre
  • August 23, 2013 Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park Amphitheatre

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