Celebrating 50 Years of WAR in America
America, it's time to go back to WAR. The legendary band out of Long Beach first started the rocking the streets of Southern California in 1971. In 2021, the group behind such timeless hits as "Why Can't We Be Friends?" and "Low Rider" are set to celebrate fifty years of righteous rock 'n' roll.
"Our music came from the street and the challenges that everyday people struggle with," founding member Lonnie Jordan said in a press statement. "We expressed the pleasures and pains of those experiences which we are still confronting all these years later."
Getting the party started is WAR - THE VINYL 1971-1975, a five-LP colored vinyl box set featuring five of the band's most seminal releases: War (1971); All Day Music (1971); The World Is A Ghetto (1972); Deliver The Word (1973); and Why Can't We Be Friends? (1975). The set will be limited to 5,000 copies. WAR - THE VINYL 1971-1975 will be released on July 17 exclusively for Record Store Day 2021 for $109.98 at participating retailers.
Two of WAR's biggest hits--"Why Can't We Be Friends?" and "Low Rider"--have sparkling new 4K high-definitions versions of the song's original music videos. The clips spotlight Southern California car culture, and the band's good-humored take on serious issues across American society.
Still a block-rocking live band, WAR is starting to roll out post-COVID lockdown tour dates, including a "Concerts in Your Car" event in Ventura, CA, on May 29, and a pair of shows at Los Angeles' Banc of California Stadium with Santana and Earth, Wind and Fire. See WAR tour dates here.