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Tower of Power Announces First Major Tour in 2 Years
Concerts & Tours

Tower of Power Announces First Major Tour in 2 Years

Tower of Power has unveiled a new spring tour of the U.S. that marks their first major outing since the beginning of the pandemic. Bassist Marc Van Wageningen, who had filled in for Rocco Prestia through the years, will carry on the tradition.

Zoom Webinar To Remember Rocco Prestia Scheduled for Thursday
Events

Zoom Webinar To Remember Rocco Prestia Scheduled for Thursday

The bass world lost a legend last week with the passing of Tower of Power bassist Francis “Rocco” Prestia. Now, a huge gathering of the bass community will be getting together to remember him.

Tower of Power: Tiny Desk Concert
Bass Videos

Tower of Power: Tiny Desk Concert

Ten days ago, NPR tested the limits of their Tiny Desk concert space with a visit from Tower of Power. The band treated the audience to three tunes: “On the Soul Side of Town,” “So Very Hard to Go,” and “What Is Hip?” Marc van Wageningen had some big shoes to fill too, taking over for Rocco Prestia while he...

Benefit CD for Marc VW Now Available
New Albums

Benefit CD for Marc VW Now Available

The music world was shocked in January when Tower of Power bassist Marc Van Wageningen and drummer David Garibaldi were struck by a train on their way to a gig at Yoshi’s Night Club in Oakland, California. Thankfully, they both survived, though Van Wageningen (aka Marc VW) was put in the hospital in serious condition. One week after the accident,...