Monster Cable Presents Tower of Power 40th Anniversary Concert in San Francisco

Monster Cable Presents Tower of Power 40th Anniversary Concert at The Fillmore in San Francisco

— October 18 Concert to Celebrate Anniversaries of Two Bay Area Icons; Tower of Power’s 40th and Monster Cable’s 30th! —

Brisbane, CA, Oct. 15, 2008 – Monster Cable, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-end cables and AV accessories, is proud to announce that on October 18, 2008 it will sponsor a gala 40th anniversary concert for iconic Bay Area band Tower of Power at legendary San Francisco venue The Fillmore. The sold-out concert, which will be shot for DVD in High Definition video and 5.1-channel surround sound, will be released under the Monster Music banner to help the company celebrate its own 30th Anniversary in 2009.

Tower of Power founding member, lead vocalist and saxophonist Emilio Castillo, noted: “Congratulations to Monster Cable for 30 years of excellence! Tower of Power is proud of our relationship with the company for all these years and we applaud the vision of Head Monster, Noel Lee. Noel, you are truly are a man who knows ‘What is Hip?’.”

A Triumphant Reunion of Current and Past TOP Performers!
In addition to Castillo and fellow founding member Stephen (Doc) Kupka, current members of Tower of Power scheduled to perform include Francis Rocco Prestia, David Garabaldi, Larry Braggs, Roger Smith, Tom E. Poltzer, Adolpho Acosta, Michael (Iron Mike) Bogart and Mark Harper. Also performing with Tower of Power on the 18th will be Sam Moore of Sam and Dave fame, as well as the following ex-Tower of Power band members: Chester Thompson, Herman Mathews Jeff Tamilier, Carmen Grillo, Ron E. Beck, Richard Elliott, Lee Thronburg, Ellis Hall, Russ McKinnon, Bill Churchville, Greg Adams, Nick Milo,Vito San Fillippo, Dave Mathews, Mark Russo, Jody Lopez, Skip Mesquite, and Rufus Miller.

Pat Rains, Tower of Power Manager and producer of the anniversary concert, noted: “As Tower of Power gears up to celebrate its 40th Anniversary with a Monsterous concert at the Fillmore in San Francisco, there couldn’t be a more fitting partner than Monster Cable, as it looks forward to kicking off its own 30th Anniversary. Both Tower of Power and Monster Cable are true home grown Bay Area success stories, and Tower of Power is honored to continue our long relationship with Monster Cable and its founder Noel Lee.”

Noted Mr. Lee: “I’ve been a huge fan of Tower of Power since its early days, so it’s a real honor and a great pleasure to be able to sponsor this 40th Anniversary concert. I’m also really thrilled that we’ll be shooting the entire evening in High Def video and sound, and I’m looking forward to the Monster Music release of the DVD which will allow us to share the passion and virtuosity of this terrific group with many more people.”

The doors open at 8 PM and the performance begins at 9.

About Monster

Monster, under its Monster Cable® brand, is the world’s leading manufacturer of connectivity solutions for high-performance audio, video, computer, mobile audio, iPod, iPhone and MP3 as well as console and computer gaming, professional audio and sound reinforcement. The company also offers a variety of innovative accessory products designed to enhance the enjoyment of portable electronics devices. Monster, under its Monster Power® brand, is also the leading manufacturer of high performance power line conditioning and protection products for audio/video systems.

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