Tony Toni Tone
Friday, Oct 13, 2017 10:30 PM CDT
(9:30 PM Doors)
The Promontory, Chicago, IL
$78 VIP Front Row Tables (Per Seat)/$68 Tables (Per Seat)/$48 Row Seats/&38 Standing Lounge
Making their ascendance into the annals of music history during the late ‘80s and throughout the 1990s, the R&B group known as Tony! Toni! Toné!, were somewhat of a rare breed during the height of their chart-making success. As Hip-Hop artists began to dominate the airwaves and musician-formed bands started to dissipate. Yet the Tonys actually thrived, by releasing four seminal albums that help to define the R&B genre, and with classic songs that continue to still be in rotation on radio stations today.
It’s been more than 25 years since the Oakland, California-bred band was formed. Tony! Toni! Toné! was birthed out of family. The band is currently comprised of guitarist/vocalist D’wayne Wiggins, his cousin drummer Timothy Christian Riley, and cousin, Amar Khalil on vocals. Khalil took over as lead vocalist upon the departure of Wiggins’ brother Raphael Saadiq.
Today, the Tonys continue to be a consistent touring act, performing their classic hits in concert venues within the U.S. and around the world. They have committed their time and expertise to philanthropic work for the neighboring communities in Oakland. Through their foundation, Oakland Youth Aid, established in 1988, the group provides needy kids in the community with after school programs, violence prevention forums, and education in the arts and entertainment industry. The foundation has provided hundreds of kids with backpacks, piano and guitar lessons, along with social and life coaching.