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Earth, Wind and Fire Announces New Album and Tour

Earth, Wind and Fire: Now, Then & ForeverEarth, Wind and Fire is releasing their first new studio album in eight years. Now, Then & Forever is set for a September 10 release date.

The band’s cofounders, singer Philip Bailey and bassist Verdine White said Now, Then & Forever is made with the band’s legacy in mind – a legacy that’s been building now for more than four decades.

“The Now, Then & Forever album is really about the legacy of Earth, Wind & Fire”, said Bailey. “The spirit of the band has always been about uplifting the consciousness of humanity. There’s a hope that this Earth, Wind & Fire music will go on forever.”

“The album gave us the opportunity to tie everything together musically and culturally,” shared White. “Without the support of the fans around the world, the Earth, Wind & Fire journey would not have been possible. We dedicate this album, Now, Then & Forever, to all the fans.”

The band has released the albums first single, “My Promise”:

The band has also announced U.S. tour dates in support of the new release, starting in September:

  • September 6, 2013: San Diego, CA – San Diego Civic Theatre
  • September 8, 2013: San Jose, CA – San Jose Civic Auditorium
  • September 13, 2013: Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
  • September 14, 2013: Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
  • September 15, 2013: Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
  • September 18, 2013: Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
  • September 20, 2013: Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
  • September 21, 2013: Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
  • September 22, 2013: Cincinnati, OH – Horseshoe Cincinnati
  • October 1, 2013: Fayetteville, NC – Cumberland Country Auditorium
  • October 6, 2013: Dallas, TX – Verizon Wireless Theatre
  • November 1, 2013: Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre

Now, Then & Forever Track List:

  1. Sign On
  2. Love Is Law
  3. My Promise
  4. Guiding Lights
  5. Got To Be Love
  6. Belo Horizonte
  7. Dance Floor
  8. Splashes
  9. Night Of My Life
  10. The Rush