KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND: 2012 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR PROVES WHY THIS ICONIC GROUP CROSSES ALL BOUNDARIES OF TIME AND MUSICAL TASTES
Nashville, Tenn. (June 12, 2012) – Mention “KC & The Sunshine Band” and you’ve summed up the vision of a music phenomena that defined the ‘70’s. Their infectious, feel-good, happy music compelled listeners to get out of their seats and hit the dance floor—a compulsion that propelled the band to multiple triple platinum sales and #1 signature songs such as Get Down Tonight, That’s The Way (I Like It), Boogie Shoes, Rock Your Baby, I’m Your Boogie Man, Shake Your Booty, and Keep It Comin Love.
Good news for “booties” young and old as a flash-forward to Summer-Fall 2012 finds KC & The Sunshine Band ready to embark on a North American Tour that will take them from east coast to west and from the deep south to the upper reaches of Canada. The concert schedule will include a broad mix of venues from amphitheaters to listening rooms and casinos.
Within a span of their five decades of success, KC & The Sunshine Band have been in a state of constant renewal in their niche of cultural relevancy—thanks in part to their music being featured in more than 200 motion picture soundtracks. Legions of new fans have also been magnetized by the band being featured at virtually every major high-visibility sporting event in the world including The Super Bowl, World Series, Conference Championships, the NBA, Collegiate Bowl Games, National Championship Games, the NASCAR racing circuit, the World Cup, The Indianapolis 500, The Kentucky Derby, as well as major parades including The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Tournament of Roses Parade, Political Party Conventions, Presidential Campaigns, and as KC likes to add with a wry smile, “nearly every wedding, confirmation and bar mitzvah in the world.”
With ambitious plans for more television in the months to come, upcoming concerts set from June to November will cut a wide path for those lucky music fans wishing to catch a truly memorable evening with the music and legend of KC & The Sunshine Band.
Dates and venues include:
Jun 03 – Columbia, Md., Merriweather Post Pavilion
Jun 07 – Panama City, Panama, Atlapa Convention Center
Jun 09 – Thackerville, Okla., Winstar Casino
Jun 29 – Delmar, Calif., Del Mar Fairgrounds
July 04 – San Jacinto, Calif., Saboba Casino
July 20 – Mt. Pocono, Penn., Outdoor Venue
July 21 – East Meadow, N.Y., Harry Chapin Lakeside Theater
July 22 – Hampton Beach, N.H., Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
July 29 – Des Moines, Iowa, Water Works Park
Aug 04 – Niagara Fall, N.Y., Hard Rock Café
Aug 18 – Asheville, N.C., Biltmore House
Aug 31 – Gatineau, Ottawa, Canada, Hot Air Balloon Festival
Sep 01 – Calgary AB, Canada, Century Casino
Sep 21 – Little Rock, Ark., Convention Center
Sep 22 – New Buffalo, Minn., Four Winds Casino
Oct 19 – Lula, Miss., Isle of Capri Casino
Nov 15 – Greensburg, Penn., Palace Theater
Nov 17 – Atlantic City, N.J., Tropicana Casino
To learn more about KC & The Sunshine Band’s place in music history and to find more details about its upcoming tour dates, visit www.heykcsb.com
KC & The Sunshine Band is booked by William Morris Endeavor.
About KC & The Sunshine Band:
Formed in 1973, KC & The Sunshine Band aims to serve a single purpose: to create instant happiness through music. For nearly 40 years the group has done just that, topping the charts with seven No. 1 singles and three triple platinum albums, winning three Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year for theSaturday Night Fever soundtrack, an American Music Award, and becoming the first act since The Beatles to score four No. 1 pop singles in one 12-month period in 1976. In 2001, KC was honored with the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences Governor’s Award, the highest honor given by a chapter of the Academy. The band’s infectious sound gives life to countless ad campaigns and hundreds of movie soundtracks. KC & The Sunshine Band has defined disco and forever influenced music with its timeless sound and mission of getting people out of their seats to celebrate, which is still being fulfilled today.