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22 Apr

Kool and the Gang Announce Summer Tour Dates!

Funk legends, Kool and the Gang will be bringing their highly energetic and hit-heavy set to some of North America’s biggest stages this summer when they join rock superstar, Kid Rock, on the “Rebel Soul Tour”!  This massive arena tour has received notable recognition since its announcement, with the band’s associated with the tour delivered the fan-friendly news of $20 ticket prices for every seat and stop of the tour, as a way of giving back to the devoted following who have supported them throughout their respective careers.  The “Rebel Soul Tour” is slated to kick off this June, spanning from coast to coast and finding the band sharing the stage for 11 select dates, starting on June 28th at the Jiffy Lube Live Amphitheater, in Bristow VA, and continuing throughout the US before closing in Irvine, CA, at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on July 26th.  The list of dates for Kool and the Gang’s leg of the tour can be found below.

The multi-platinum selling founders of funk, Kool and the Gang, have awed and amazed crowds throughout their almost-50-year long career, hosting a remarkable list of No. 1 hit singles that have invaded radio airwaves throughout the band’s tenure.  For the past several years of the band’s always hectic touring schedule, Pearl artist, Tim Horton has taken over the drumming responsibilities for Kool and the Gang.  On last year’s lengthy US tour in support of Van Halen, Tim unveiled his giant Reference Series kit, surrounded by a 2-tier Icon Rack System.  This Reference Series monster, which will also sit center stage on all upcoming summer dates, covers a broad range of tones and serves as a shining example to the individuality of each drum shell in part to Pearl’s innovative Reference Series Recipe.  Tim’s full specs are as follow:

Reference Series:
Piano Black (103)

22x18 bass drum
8x7 tom
10x8 tom
12x9 tom
14x14 floor tom
16x16 floor tom
14x5 Reference Series snare

DR503C ICON Rack System  x2
CH1000 cymbal arm x12
P2002C Eliminator Chain Double Pedal
S2000 snare stand
H2000 hi hat stand

For more information on Tim Horton, and to keep up with the whereabouts of Kool and the Gang, please be sure to visit their official website at  Also be sure to check the dates below to see when the Rebel Soul Tour will be coming to a town near you!

Rebel Soul Tour- Kool and the Gang w/ Kid Rock
06.28. Jiffy Lube Live- Bristow, VA
06.29. PNC Bank Arts Center- Holmdel, NJ
06.30. Freedom Hill Amphitheatre- Sterling Heights, MI
07.02. Blossom Music Center- Cuyahoga Falls, OH
07.05. Darien Lake Performing Arts Center- Darien Center, NY
07.06. Toyota Pavilion- Scranton, PA
07.09. Susquehanna Bank Center- Camden, NJ
07.10. Comcast Center- Mansfield, MA
07.23. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino- Albuquerque, NM
07.24. Desert Sky Pavilion- Phoenix, AZ
07.26. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater- Irvine, CA