Kool & The Gang Get Ready For Anniversary With New Album

George Brown & Robert Bell (Courtesy KTFA Entertainment Inc)

Kool & The Gang are releasing their 34th album this year which is on the eve of their 60th anniversary as a group next year. “Let’s Party” is the first sound from the new album and they recently performed the song on Good Morning America. The legendary funk and soul band is led by Robert “Kool” Bell and George “Funky” Brown these days and they are just as excited about music as they were at the beginning of their career. “Let’s Party” has the same lively energy of their classic tunes like “Jungle Boogie” and “Celebration.” The next album is called People Just Wanna Have Fun and it features some of the last horn work from Ronald “Khalis” Bell who passed in 2020 and Dennis “D.T.” Thomas who died in 2021. The band recognizes the next album as a milestone in their career which will hit the 60-year mark in 2024. Robert Bell says,  “You’ve got the funk, you’ve got the jazzier tracks, we have a few ballads on there. Then there are songs that cross over to a pop sort of thing. We go from the ‘70s, the ‘80s, right into now. It’s old school, it’s new school — we kinda captured it all here. With all our music over the years, people have had fun. So I’d say this album just about sums it all up.”

Tonight they kick off their Kool & The Gang Rock The World Tour which is sponsored by Bell’s Le Cool Champagne. People Just Wanna Have Fun comes out on July 11th. 


                                                                               Tour Dates 

May 5  @ Westgate Resort & Casino – Las Vegas, NV

May 6 @ Westgate Resort & Casino – Las Vegas, NV

May 11 @ Hampton Beach Casino & Ballroom – Hampton Beach, NH

May 12 @ NYCB Theatre – Westbury, NY

May 13 @ Toyota Oakdale Theatre – Wallingford, CT

May 14 @ MGM Music Hall – Boston, MA

May 20 @ Ion Arena – Leesburg, VA

May 27 @ The Majestic Theatre – San Antonio, TX

June 1 @ indigo @ The O2 – London, UK

June 3 @ Dreamland – Margate, Great Britain

June 9 @ Hampton Court Palace – East Molesey, Great Britain

June 11 @ Childerley Orchard – Cambridge, Great Britain

June 12 @ Ancient Theatre – Plovdiv, Bulgaria

June 30 @ Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre – Detroit, MI

July 1 @ Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre – Youngstown, OH

July 2 @ Haddad Riverfront Park – Charleston, NC

July 14 @ Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA

July 15 @ Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA

July 22 @ Flushing Meadows Corona Park – Corona, NY

September 16 @ Mable House Barnes Amphitheater – Mableton, GA

September 24 @ Mountain Winery – Saratoga, CA