Celebrate the 21st Night of September with Earth, Wind & Fire’s Classic Song, an Amazing Tribute Video and a ‘Virtual Party’ Tonight 9/21

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It’s 21st day/night of September — a time for everybody to come together and celebrate the enduring Earth, Wind & Fire classic.

Here’s a video from comedian/writer Demi Adejuyigbe, a viral sensation who’s commemorated the song each year for a while now with jaw-dropping results that are physically impossible to resist:

As for Earth, Wind & Fire themselves, the band started the celebration with a new, updated version of their timeless 1978 hit “September” late last week — shared a few days before the actual 21st of September.

The song has received a rhythmic makeover from producer Eric Kupper, and the whole thing has been turned into a new music video incorporating classic footage of the band set to the new mix of the anthem. Enjoy:

Of all the musical contributions from Earth, Wind & Fire that helped the soul/R&B group earn a reputation that landed the group in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, “September” is probably the most ubiquitous, a “calling card,” if you will, of the group’s musical focus.

Said Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind & Fire of the lasting legacy of “September” in a statement:

“When I first heard the mastered final mix of ‘September,’ at our private listening party back in the day, I would never have guessed that such a simple catchy song as it is, and was, would become an all-time global favorite for generations.”

The Earth, Wind & Fire YouTube channel will host a special three-hour “virtual party” tonight beginning at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, hosted by DJ Spinna and featuring appearances from Bailey, Ralph Johns and Verdine White. Don’t miss it!

And remember — next summer, Earth, Wind & Fire and Santana will hit the road for an anticipated tour that was postponed from 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The dates:

6/18/21 Chula Vista, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheater
6/19/21 Los Angeles, CA Banc of California Stadium *with special guest WAR
6/22/21 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
6/23/21 Concord, CA Concord Pavilion
6/25/21 Ridgefield, WA Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
6/29/21 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
6/30/21 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
7/2/21 Maryland Heights, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
7/3/21 Tinley Park, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
7/5/21 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/7/21 Burgettstown, PA S&T Bank Music Park
7/9/21 Noblesville, IN Ruoff Music Center
7/10/21 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
7/11/21 Milwaukee, WI American Family Insurance Amphitheater – Summerfest Grounds
7/16/21 Dallas, TX Dos Equis Pavilion
7/17/21 Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
8/7/21 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
8/8/21 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
8/11/21 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
8/13/21 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena *Santana only; EWF will not be performing
8/14/21 Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
8/15/21 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
8/18/21 Syracuse, NY St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
8/19/21 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion
8/21/21 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
8/22/21 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
8/25/21 Atlanta, GA Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
8/27/21 West Palm Beach, FL iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre at the South Florida Fairgrounds
8/28/21 Tampa, FL MIDFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds


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