44 Woodland Rd. Mount Pocono, PA 18344
Mount Pocono, PA — Mount Airy Casino Resort will welcome the legendary Latin-funk band WAR to Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub on Saturday, March 5 at 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 and $40 and can be purchased in advance at mountairycasino.com or by calling 1-866-468-7619.
One of the most popular funk groups of the ’70s, WAR proved to be one of the most eclectic: melding soul, Latin, jazz, blues, reggae, and rock influences into an effortlessly funky whole. Even beyond WAR’s catalogue releases, countless musicians, producers, remixers and DJ’s have turned to WAR’s unique Afro-Cuban, Jazz-Funk character to provide structure for their own musical impulses to this day.
From Offspring’s “Pretty Fly for a White Guy” (Remix of “Low Rider”), to Tupac’s“Young Black Male” (Remix of “Where Was You At”), new artists have been on a quest for the hidden gems and have pilfered WAR’s catalogue.
More than 30 years after they first appeared on a Los Angeles stage, WAR can still”deliver the word.” The multi-platinum performers came to Rhino recently to celebrate the release of the new The Very Best of WAR collection on Avenue/Rhino Records. The two-CD set features 34 of their best songs, including “Why Can’t We Be Friends,” “All Day Music,” and “Slippin’ Into Darkness.”
“WAR’s consistent catalogue sales and thriving tour business is a tribute to the timeliness of its music and message, and we are thrilled to be welcoming them to Mount Airy Casino Resort,” Mount Airy’s Executive Vice President and General Manager John Culetsu said. “With our recent AAA Four-Diamond award, we are continuing to exceed expectations by offering our guests an absolutely incomparable casino gaming experience, breath-taking scenery, golf course, fine dining in our five restaurants and state-of-the-art spa and resort accommodations,” he added.
Mount Airy Casino Resort
44 Woodland Road
Mount Pocono, PA 18344