Monday, February 11, 2008


Eric Burdon and War will reunite for one night only on April 21st at London's Royal Albert Hall. The show marks Burdon's first show with the group in over 37 years.

Burdon told Billboard, "My music has always had a message; working with a great multi-racial band was part of my statement at that time. The name War forced people to look at the political environment of that time and obviously it is just as powerful today. I think people need to be challenged with a reality check, and this reunion is just the thing to help wake people up."

Although Burdon and War only scored one major hit together, 1970's Top Three hit "Spill The Wine," they were one of rock's first racially integrated bands of the 1970s.

Without Burdon, War went on to score six additional Top 10 hits, including the ""Low Rider" and "Why Can't We Be Friends?" and the 1973 Top Two hit "Cisco Kid."

The show coincides with next month's reissues of Burdon's two albums with War, Eric Burdon Declares War and Black Man's Burdon as well as a War's subsequent albums following Burdon's departure from the band, including The Best Of Eric Burdon And War and The War Anthology, which will follow in April.