Tower of Power Celebrates 55 Years with 2023 Tour

Tower of Power

Oakland’s finest soul band, Tower of Power, has announced a winter tour for 2023 to celebrate the band’s 55th anniversary. The band is still led by Emilio Castillo, who founded the group in 1968 with his brother Jack Castillo, Stephen “Doc” Kupka, and bassist Francis “Rocco” Prestia.

“WOW, 55 years!! Tower of Power is heading coast to coast in 2023 to celebrate 55 years of being a band,” bandleader Emilio Castillo exclaimed. “I can remember back in the day dreaming about getting all the way to Sacramento [from Oakland]. To say the least, we’ve far exceeded our wildest dreams. An eternal thank you to our fans for keeping the spirit of Tower of Power alive for all these years. Looking forward to seeing you in 2023 for a proper SOUL VACCINATION!”

Marc Van Wageningen has been ToP’s bassist for the past few years, even before Prestia’s passing in 2020. He’ll be tearing up songs like “What Is Hip” and “You’re Still A Young Man” as the tour heads from California all the way to New Hampshire and points in between. They’ll even have a short residency at the Blue Note in Honolulu, Hawaii in May.

Tower of Power 2023 55th Anniversary Tour Dates:

Dec 31The CabotBeverly, MA
Jan 27Nugget Casino BallroomSparks, NV
Jan 28Silverton CasinoLas Vegas, NV
Feb 9Harris Center for the ArtsFolsom, CA
Feb 10Turlock Community CenterTurlock, CA
Feb 11Yaamava Resort and CasinoHighland, CA
Feb 17Kleinhans Music CenterBuffalo, NY (with the Buffalo Philharmonic)
Feb 18Colonial TheatreLaconia, NH
Feb 19American Music TheaterLancaster, PA
Feb 21Paramount TheatreCharlottesville, VA
Feb 22Lexington Opera HouseLexington, KY
Feb 23Carolina TheaterDurham, NC
Feb 25Peace Concert HallGreenville, SC
Feb 26Blumenthal Performing Arts CenterCharlotte, NC
Feb 28Florida TheaterJacksonville, FL
Mar 1Artis-NaplesNaples, FL
Mar 3Maxwell King CenterMelbourne, FL
Mar 4The ParkerFt. Lauderdale, FL
May 11-14Blue NoteHonolulu, HI

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  1. Annette Hillscott

    I always look forward to seeing tower of power every year in Las Vegas nv in July please tell me that they will be in Las Vegas this year in 2023 please I want to see them it’s my 18th anniversary this year I made special plans to see them