Kool & The Gang Announce New Album
R&B legends Kool & The Gang have been keeping the party going for nearly 60 years, and they’re not stopping. The band has announced a new album called People Just Wanna Have Fun, which is due out July 14th and features founding members Robert “Kool” Bell and George “Funky” Brown getting down over fifteen tracks.
Kool & the Gang have sold 70 million albums worldwide and are known for their hits “Celebration”, “Ladies Night”, “Get Down On It”, “Hollywood Swinging”, and more. Bassist and bandleader Bell states that the record can be viewed a summation of their career.
“You’ve got the funk, you’ve got the jazzier tracks, we have a few ballads on there. Then there are songs that cross over to a pop sort of thing,” he says. “We go from the ‘70s, the ’80s, right into now. It’s old school, it’s new school — we kinda captured it all here. With all our music over the years, people have had fun. So I’d say this album just about sums it all up.”
Check out the lead single, “Let’s Party”:
Kool & The Gang’s People Just Wanna Have Fun is open to pre-orders on iTunes, Amazon MP3, and more. The band has tour dates through the year. See below for a full itinerary.
Kool & The Gang 2023 Tour Dates:
|May 20||Ion Arena||Leesburg, VA|
|May 27||The Majestic Theatre||San Antonio, TX|
|June 1||indigo: The O2||London, UK|
|Jun 3||Dreamland||Margate, Great Britain|
|Jun 9||Hampton Court Palace||East Molesey, Great Britain|
|Jun 11||Childerley Orchard||Cambridge, Great Britain|
|Jun 12||Ancient Theatre||Plovdiv, Bulgaria|
|Jun 30||Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre||Detroit, MI|
|Jul 1||Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre||Youngstown, OH|
|Jul 2||Haddad Riverfront Park||Charleston, NC|
|Jul 14||Hollywood Bowl||Los Angeles, CA|
|Jul 15||Hollywood Bowl||Los Angeles, CA|
|Jul 22||Flushing Meadows Corona Park||Corona, NY|
|Sep 16||Mable House Barnes Amphitheater||Mableton, GA|
|Sep 24||Mountain Winery||Saratoga, CA|