Earth, Wind & Fire

Earth, Wind & Fire



Earth, Wind & Fire (EWF) is an American band that has spanned the musical genres of R&B, soul, funk, jazz, disco, pop, rock, Latin, and African. They were one of the most successful bands of the 1970s.[1][2] Rolling Stone called them "innovative, precise yet sensual, calculated yet galvanizing" and declared that the band "changed the sound of black pop".[3] The kalimba (African thumb piano) is played on all of the band's albums.[4]

The band was founded in Chicago by Maurice White in 1970, having grown out of a previous band known as the Salty Peppers.[5][6] Other members have included Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Fred White, Ralph Johnson, Larry Dunn, Al McKay and Andrew Woolfolk. The band has received 20 Grammy nominations; they won six as a group and two of its members, Maurice White and Bailey, won separate individual awards.[2] Earth, Wind & Fire has 12 American Music Awards nominations and four awards.[2] They have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and have sold over 90 million records, making them one of the world's best-selling bands of all time.[7][8][9][5][10]

Five members of Earth, Wind & Fire were also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame: Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Larry Dunn, and Al McKay.[11] The band received Lifetime Achievement awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (Rhythm & Soul Heritage Award – 2002), NAACP (Hall of Fame – 1994), and the BET Awards (Lifetime Achievement Award – 2002).[2]

Earth, Wind & Fire is known for its horn section, energetic and elaborate stage shows, and the contrast between Philip Bailey's falsetto vocals and Maurice White's baritone.[1] In the 1970s and early 1980s, the band's hits "Shining Star", "That's the Way of the World", "Devotion", "Reasons", "Sing a Song", "Can't Hide Love", "Getaway", "Fantasy", "Love's Holiday", "September", "Boogie Wonderland", "After the Love Has Gone", and "Let's Groove". Two songs have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame: "That's the Way of the World" (2004) and "Shining Star" (2007).[2]

Earth, Wind & Fire is the first African-American act to sell out Madison Square Garden and to receive the MSG Gold Ticket Award.[2] President Barack Obama invited Earth, Wind & Fire to perform at the White House.



Live in Tokyo
Live in Tokyo is an album by musical group Earth, Wind & Fire, released on June 23, 2017.
Let's Groove
"Let's Groove" is a song by the American band Earth, Wind & Fire from their eleventh studio album Raise!
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is a 1978 American musical comedy film directed by Michael Schultz and written by Henry Edwards. The film tells the loosely constructed story of a band as they wrangle with the music industry and battle evil forces bent on stealing their instruments and corrupting their home town of Heartland.
All 'n All
All 'N All is the eighth studio album by the American band Earth, Wind & Fire, released in 1977 on Columbia Records.

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BottleRock (festival)
Napa, United States
May 25, 2018
Palace Theatre
Stamford, United States
May 30, 2018
Capital Jazz Fest / Merriweather Post Pavilion
Columbia, United States
June 1, 2018
Mount Airy Casino
Mount Pocono, United States
June 2, 2018
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Newark, United States
June 4, 2018
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Newark, United States
June 5, 2018
White Oak Amphitheatre @ Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Greensboro, United States
June 8, 2018
Fiesta x Fold Festival
Glasgow, United Kingdom
June 30, 2018
Love Supreme Festival
Lewes, United Kingdom
July 1, 2018
Bournemouth International Centre
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
July 3, 2018
First Direct Arena
Leeds, United Kingdom
July 4, 2018
O2 Apollo Manchester
Manchester, United Kingdom
July 5, 2018
Paris, France
July 7, 2018
Berlin, Germany
July 9, 2018
Munich Tollwood Festival
Munich, Germany
July 10, 2018
Hamburg, Germany
July 12, 2018
Frankfurt, Germany
July 13, 2018
North Sea Jazz Festival
Rotterdam, Netherlands
July 14, 2018
Juan Les Pins Festival
Juan-Les-Pins, France
July 16, 2018
The Pacific Amphitheatre
Costa Mesa, United States
July 27, 2018
Pinewood Bowl Theater
Lincoln, United States
August 14, 2018
Des Moines, United States
August 16, 2018
Ravinia Festival
Highland Park, United States
August 17, 2018
Chene Park
Detroit, United States
August 18, 2018
Fraze Pavilion for the Performing Arts
Dayton, United States
August 23, 2018
Peabody Opera House
St Louis, United States
August 24, 2018
Minnesota State Fair Grandstand
St Paul, United States
August 26, 2018
Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
Canandaigua, United States
August 29, 2018
Borgata Spa & Resort - Event Center
Atlantic City, United States
September 2, 2018
Del Mar, United States
September 14, 2018


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