Up in Smoke: Cheech & Chong, WAR, Tower of Power
“It will be the wildest event of this century…last century…any century.”
“Hey, what happens when Cheech and Chong get together with Tower of Power and WAR? Answer: The Greatest Stoner show of all time…combining Comedy, Latin, Funk, Horns, Rock & Soul”
ACL Live has teamed up with Red Bull to host a late-night DJ series. The Eleventh Hour Lounge will immediately follow the Up in Smoke – The Tour featuring Cheech & Chong, WAR and Tower of Power In Smoke show on Friday 5/31. DJ Chorizo Funk will be… Show more
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At their peak in the 1970s, Cheech & Chong represented the mainstream embodiment of the attitudes and lifestyles of the underground drug culture. Much as W.C. Fields shot to fame by making alcohol the focus of his act, the duo of Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong emerged from a cloud of pot smoke, simultaneously championing and lampooning the stoner community that became the team's most ardent supporters; although derided by critics and dismissed by the general populace, the team's stature as counterculture heroes was unquestioned, and for both aging hippies and dazed-and-confused teens, their comedy defined an era....
The renowned horn-driven funk outfit Tower of Power have been issuing albums and touring the world steadily since the early '70s, in addition to backing up countless other musicians. The group's leader since the beginning has always been tenor saxophonist Emilio Castillo, who was born in Detroit, but opted to pursue his musical dreams in Oakland, California....
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