Thanks to songs like Celebration, Cherish, Jungle Boogie, Summer Madness and Open Sesame, the band earned two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 25 Top Ten R&B hits, nine Top Ten Pop hits and 31 gold and platinum albums. Kool & the Gang has performed continuously for the past 43 years, the release said.
Today, the group enjoys global fame and a following that spans generations due in part to the group’s widely sampled catalog. Kool & the Gang’s drum beats, bass, guitar and signature horn lines lace the tracks of numerous artists including the Beastie Boys, Jay-Z, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Cypress Hill, and P. Diddy. Kool & the Gang is the most sampled band in hip-hop by far. Their music is also featured on the soundtracks for “Rocky,” “Saturday Night Fever,” “Pulp Fiction,” “Wreck-It Ralph” and others.
All tickets are reserved seating and will go on sale at 10 a.m. April 27 through the Florence and Ward Beecher Box Office at Stambaugh Auditorium.
For tickets, call 330-259-0555, go to stambaughauditorium.com, or visit the box office at 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown.
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