War and Cheech & Chong playing May 30
The Up In Smoke tour featuring War and Cheech & Chong, is burning it up all over the country and arrives at The Vina Robles Amphitheatre on Friday, May 30. Tickets go on-sale on Saturday, April 12 at 10 a.m.
“A night of music and comedy you’ll never forget, this tour promises to be the ‘smokiest’ night of the year, featuring all of your favorite War hits and all of Cheech & Chong’s outrageous and hilarious comedy,” organizer boast in a press release.
The Up In Smoke tour is an integration of War’s catalogue, and Cheech & Chong’s no authority brand of comedy and music. The party begins with War performing hit after hit such as “Why Can’t We Be Friends,” “Low Rider” and “Cisco Kid,” with the show progressing into a combination of Cheech and Chong’s most infamous songs, backed up by WAR, such as “Earache My Eye,” “Basketball Jones” and “Mexican Americans” and some of their most iconic comedic skits such as “Dave’s Not Here,” “Santa Claus and His Magic Dust” and “Sister Mary Elephant.”
Cheech & Chong’s first film, “Up In Smoke,” was the highest grossing comedy of 1978 and topped $100 million at the box office. In 2009, the duo made history when comedy partners Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong announced their first reunion tour in more than 25 years, selling out shows from coast to coast.
In conjunction with the tour, on May 13, War, will release their first new studio album in 20 years, titled Evolutionary, on Far Out Records/UMe. Available on 2 CDs and digitally, the package includes the new Evolutionary album and War’s digitally remastered, multi-Platinum Greatest Hits collection, originally released in 1976, and never before released digitally or on CD. Featuring special guest collaborations with Cheech & Chong, Tower of Power, Joe Walsh, Malik Yusef, and the USC Marching Band, Evolutionary showcases War’s multi-ethnic lineup and genre-defying style, combining jazz, rock, funk, soul, R&B and Latin.
Multi-platinum-selling War has been sharing its timeless music and message of brotherhood and harmony for more than four decades to millions across the
globe. War performs more than 150 shows a year, and the group and has been honored twice by its hometown of Los Angeles for making positive contributions to the betterment of the community with its music.
The concert is Friday, May 30. Tickets range from $35 to $90, plus applicable service charges. The Vina Robles Amphitheatre is located at 3800 Mill Rd, Paso Robles, CA 93446, (805) 286-3680.