The boys from Jersey are hitting the road with Van Halen this spring. Kool & the Gang, a jazz/funk/R&B/soul group founded in the 1960s, will open for Van Halen all across the country, bringing their classic sound and funky beat to audiences through spring and early summer. Founded in Jersey City, just across the Hudson from NYC, Kool & the Gang have sold over 70 million albums worldwide. More recently their music has found its way into tracks of a younger generation, with rappers like DJ Kool, Mase, and DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince sampling their songs. Tickets for their tour are on sale now.

Kool & the Gang Tickets 2012

Date
Event
Saturday 7:30 PM Saint Paul, MN tickets from $73
Tuesday 7:30 PM Kansas City, MO tickets from $44
Thursday 7:30 PM Denver, CO tickets from $63
Sunday 7:30 PM Las Vegas, NV tickets from $34
Friday 7:30 PM Los Angeles, CA tickets from $34
Sunday 7:30 PM Oakland, CA tickets from $71
Tuesday 7:30 PM San Jose, CA tickets from $52
Saturday 7:30 PM Los Angeles, CA tickets from $41
Tuesday 7:30 PM Anaheim, CA tickets from $56
Thursday 7:30 PM San Diego, CA tickets from $69
Saturday 7:30 PM Phoenix, AZ tickets from $71
Wednesday 7:30 PM Dallas, TX tickets from $61
Friday 7:30 PM San Antonio, TX tickets from $83
Sunday 7:30 PM Houston, TX tickets from $69
Tuesday 7:30 PM New Orleans, LA tickets from $28
Saturday 7:30 PM Uncasville, CT tickets from $173
Monday 7:30 PM Hampton, VA tickets from $62
Wednesday 7:30 PM Philadelphia, PA tickets from $94
Friday 7:30 PM East Rutherford, NJ tickets from $69
Sunday 7:30 PM Baltimore, MD tickets from $61

Kool & The Gang Tour Dates 2012

Date Gig Location
2/28/12 Van Halen/Kool & The Gang Tour New York, New York
3/1/12 Van Halen/Kool & The Gang Tour New York, New York
5-Mar-12 Van Halen/Kool & The Gang Tour Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
9-Mar-12 Van Halen/Kool & The Gang Tour Buffalo, New York
11-Mar-12 Van Halen/Kool & The Gang Tour Boston, Massachusetts
13-Mar-12 Van Halen/Kool & The Gang Tour Manchester, New Hampshire
15-Mar-12 Van Halen/Kool & The Gang Tour Montreal, Quebec
17-Mar-12 Van Halen/Kool & The Gang Tour Toronto, Canada
21-Mar-12 Van Halen/Kool & The Gang Tour Ottawa, Ontario
24-Mar-12 Van Halen/Kool & The Gang Tour Atlantic City, New Jersey
26-Mar-12 Van Halen/Kool & The Gang Tour University Park, Pennsylvania
28-Mar-12 Van Halen/Kool & The Gang Tour Washington DC
30-Mar-12 Van Halen/Kool & The Gang Tour Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1-Apr-12 Van Halen/Kool & The Gang Tour Rosemont, Illinois
10-Apr-12 Van Halen/Kool & The Gang Tour Fort Lauderdale, Florida
12-Apr-12 Van Halen/Kool & The Gang Tour Orlando, Florida
14-Apr-12 Van Halen/Kool & The Gang Tour Tampa, Florida
16-Apr-12 Van Halen/Kool & The Gang Tour Jacksonville, Florida
19-Apr-12 Van Halen/Kool & The Gang Tour Atlanta, Georgia
21-Apr-12 Van Halen/Kool & The Gang Tour Greensboro, North Carolina
25-Apr-12 Van Halen/Kool & The Gang Tour Charlotte, North Carolina
27-Apr-12 Van Halen/Kool & The Gang Tour Nashville, Tennessee
29-Apr-12 Van Halen/Kool & The Gang Tour St Louis, Missouri
1-May-12 Van Halen/Kool & The Gang Tour Tulsa, Oklahoma
5-May-12 Van Halen/Kool & The Gang Tour Tacoma, Washington
7-May-12 Van Halen/Kool & The Gang Tour Vancouver, BC
9-May-12 Van Halen/Kool & The Gang Tour Calgary, AB
11-May-12 Van Halen/Kool & The Gang Tour Edmonton, AB
12-May-12 Boys and Girls Club Omaha, Nebraska
13-May-12 Van Halen/Kool & The Gang Tour Winnipeg, MB
19-May-12 Van Halen/Kool & The Gang Tour St Paul, Minnesota
21-May-12 Naples Grand Resort Naples, Florida
22-May-12 Van Halen/Kool & The Gang Tour Kansas City, Kansas
24-May-12 Van Halen/Kool & The Gang Tour Denver, Colorado
27-May-12 Van Halen/Kool & The Gang Tour Las Vegas, Nevada
1-Jun-12 Van Halen/Kool & The Gang Tour Los Angeles, California
3-Jun-12 Van Halen/Kool & The Gang Tour Oakland, California
5-Jun-12 Van Halen/Kool & The Gang Tour San Jose, California
9-Jun-12 Van Halen/Kool & The Gang Tour Los Angeles, California
12-Jun-12 Van Halen/Kool & The Gang Tour Anaheim, California
14-Jun-12 Van Halen/Kool & The Gang Tour San Diego, California
16-Jun-12 Van Halen/Kool & The Gang Tour Phoenix, Arizona
20-Jun-12 Van Halen/Kool & The Gang Tour Dallas, Texas
22-Jun-12 Van Halen/Kool & The Gang Tour San Antonio, Texas
24-Jun-12 Van Halen/Kool & The Gang Tour Houston, Texas
26-Jun-12 Van Halen/Kool & The Gang Tour New Orleans, Louisiana

Kool & the Gang Music Videos

Kool & the Gang ‘Get Down On It’ Music Video

Kool & the Gang ‘Celebration’ Music Video

Don’t miss your chance to catch a little bit of funk history. Be sure to get your tickets to catch Kool & the Gang live in concert. Check their Official Website for more information.

flickr image courtesy of Anirudh Koul