No one can argue BS&T invented a new style of music. Blood, Sweat & Tears is not the first band to ever use a horn section, but they are the first
No one can argue BS&T invented a new style of music.
Blood, Sweat & Tears is not the first band to ever use a horn section, but they are the first to fuse it with rock, jazz, and some blues thrown in for good measure.
From the first ensemble in the late sixties practicing in a loft on Bleeker Street in New York’s Greenwich Village and having crowds clapping on the street below between songs, founding member and drummer Bobby Colomby knew they were on the right course. Since then, the band has never stopped touring for over 50 years.
The band’s second album, self-named Blood Sweat & Tears as a huge success, rising to the top of the charts for 7 weeks and yielding 3 top 5 singles. The album received the Grammy Award for “Album of the Year” in 1970 beating out the Beatles’ “Abby Road”. That album went on to earn quadruple Platinum status with sales well over 4 million units.
Blood Sweat & Tears went on to receive 10 Grammy nominations and won 3. Other prestigious awards and recognitions include: The Playboy Jazz & Pop award, the “Blood, Sweat & Tears” 1969 album induction into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002, and in 2008 they were recognized as an Honorary Ambassador of Peace Republic of Korea.
Blood Sweat & Tears performed on Sunday August 17, 1969 at Woodstock same day as Jimi Hendrix among other great bands. And 50 years later at Bethel Woods,NY the site of Woodstock 2019.
Blood Sweat & Tears has had many firsts. They are the first rock band to tour behind the former Iron Curtain look for a new documentary film to be released 2023 about that ground breaking tour, and the first rock band to play Las Vegas among major protest from fans who felt the band sold out.
BS&T still headlines jazz festivals all over the world. BS&T only performs about 60 shows a year so it’s a rare treat to see them live. The band has had many configurations over its 50 plus years of touring but one thing for sure is that the music is timeless, and fans are never disappointed.
Enjoy the show!
September 9, 2022
Doors 6pm. Headliner 8:00pm.
$48 / $68 / $78 / $98 / $119 + applicable fees
Under 18 Must Be Accompanied by a Paying Adult.
With regard and respect for the safety of our patrons, large bags are not permitted. Nothing bigger than 10” x 6” allowed.
(Friday) 6:00 pm
The Saban Theatre - Beverly Hills
8440 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90211