Funk ensemble WAR performs at The Club inside the Cannery Casino & Hotel on Saturday, June 5 at 8 p.m. One of the most popular musical acts in the 1970’s, WAR fused rock, jazz, reggae and R&B into a soulful groove with politically charged lyrics that made people dance and think.
Tickets are available now in four levels: table of four $79.95, gold $34.95, prime $24.95 or reserved $14.95. Tickets can be purchased at the Cannery Casino & Hotel’s ticket sales counter located at the front desk, by calling (702) 507-5757 or online at www.cannerycasinos.com <http://www.cannerycasinos.com> .
WAR first found success in 1970 with the Afro-Cuban inspired single “Spill the Wine.” After releasing the hits “All Day Music” and “Slippin’ Into Darkness,” the group cemented their fame with their third album “The World is a Ghetto,” containing the single “The Cisco Kid.” The album went to number one on the Billboard charts and was named Billboard Magazine’s Album of the Year as the bestselling album in 1973. More hit singles followed on their next record including “Gypsy Man” and “Me And Baby Brother,” both landing in the top 15 on the charts. In 1975, WAR released the album “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” and scored two of their biggest hits in the title track and “Low Rider.” The following year, they released a greatest hits album with the new song “Summer” which went gold. The band continued to release albums in the early 1980’s as well as a double album in 1994.
WAR’s melodies and songs have been sampled and recorded by many diverse artists including Macy Gray, Janet Jackson, TLC and Smash Mouth.