Up In Smoke Tour with Cheech & Chong and War
from Victoria BC
Past Shows (1)
The Up In Smoke tour featuring CHEECH & CHONG and WAR, is burning it up all over the country. 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. The Up In Smoke tour is a complete integration of WAR's timeless 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 Clause and His Magic Dust” and “Sister Mary Elephant.” Seeing WAR and CHEECH & CHONG jamming together on the same stage, has been described as a genius night of music and comedy.
In conjunction with the tour, on May 19, WAR, will release their first new studio album in 20 years, titled EVOLUTIONARY, on Far Out Records/UMe. Available on 2CD 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.
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. Multi-platinum-selling WAR, the original street band, has been sharing its timeless music and message of brotherhood and harmony for more than four decades to millions across the globe. Their hits include “The World Is A Ghetto,” “Why Can’t We Be Friends,” “The Cisco Kid,” “Low Rider,” and many more. WAR performs more than 150 shows a year, and the phenomenal group and has been honored twice by its hometown of Los Angeles for making positive contributions to the betterment of the community with its powerful music.
An American Original; WAR was the first and most successful musical crossover phenomenon that forever fused rock, jazz, Latin, and R&B, while transcending racial and cultural barriers with a multi-ethnic line-up; a musical melting pot and an enduring influence that has sold nearly 25 million records to date.
Today, WAR is a permanent part of America's pop cultural landscape. A touring act that performs 150 shows a year and whose catalogue of timeless hits permeates our everyday lives.
WAR classics have been featured in countless movies, television shows and commercials. Films such as The Mexican, How High, Remember The Titans, A Knight's Tale, Boogie Nights and Lethal Weapon 4; T.V. shows such as ER, That Seventies Show, Bernie Mac, The Job, The Simpsons and the theme to the George Lopez Show; TV ads for products like Nissan, Mitsubishi, Miller Brewing, Burger King and Sprint PCS have kept WAR music in the fore.
The music has also been re-spun by many contemporary artists from Janet Jackson to Korn, Smashmouth to Shaggy and from Macy Gray to TLC with covers or samples of WAR hits.