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They're as Kool as they come

PUBLISHED: 11:56 04 September 2008 | UPDATED: 15:14 25 August 2010

AFTER a two-year absence from performing on UK shores, Kool & The Gang have announced an exclusive concert at indigO2 in London.

AFTER a two-year absence from performing on UK shores, Kool & The Gang have announced an exclusive concert at indigO2 in London.

With a spectacular career spanning 39 years and 70 million albums sold, Kool & The Gang have now added this indigO2 date to their September European tour.

With cross-generational, classic songs such as Celebration, Cherish and Open Sesame, Kool & the Gang's infectious Funk, Jazz and Soul fusion have earned the group two Grammy Awards and 31 gold and platinum certified albums.

The distinct Kool & The Gang sound has undoubtedly influenced the musical style of many an artist. Kool & The Gang are the most sampled group in the world with the likes of Madonna, Janet Jackson and Will Smith having used songs from the New Jersey bred super group.

In 1969 their debut self-titled, instrumental album was born. And with an ever expanding-fan base, the group went on to spawn hit-making tracks such as Summer Madness, which featured on the Rocky movie soundtrack, and later songs Love & Understanding and Open Sesame, which both featured on the top-selling movie soundtrack of all time, Saturday Night Fever.

Into the 80s, the Kool & The Gang chart domination continued, earning them double-platinum sales for Celebrate.

Most recently the band have collaborated with artists Lil' Kim and Ashanti among others, for the Hits Reloaded album.

In 2007, they released the hotly anticipated Still Kool - their most recent studio album.

l Tickets are available online at www.theindigo2.co.uk / ticketmaster.co.uk or by calling 0844 844 0002.

Tickets: £35 - downstairs standing (advanced), £40 - downstairs standing (door), £45 - Kings Row (advanced), £50 - Kings Row (door).

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