Kool & The Gang
New Jersey, US
Formed as a jazz ensemble in the mid-'60s, Kool & the Gang became one of the most inspired and influential funk units during the '70s, and one of the most popular R&B groups of the '80s after their breakout hit "Celebration" in 1979.
Rhythm and Blues (R&B), Soul, Funk
The Mann Center, Philadelphia
With support from: KT Tunstall, Squeeze, Kool & The Gang, Blues Traveler