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Between two tours of Europe and Asia and select dates in the United States this summer, it seems audiences can't get enough of the legendary rock 'n' roll band with horns, Chicago.
Chicago will take the stage for a one-time performance in Ohio on May 20 at the Hard Rock Rocksino, 10777 Northfield Road in Northfield. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $56 to $110.
"It's not only busy, it's busier than ever," said original band member Jimmy Pankow. "It's gotten to the point where the music has become a phenomenon."
This year marks Chicago's 47th consecutive year of touring, without missing a single concert date.
"This is what we've done for so long that it's become almost something that we cannot do without," Pankow said. "It's a communion because you created this music and little did you know when you sat at a piano and notated some intimate, personal ideas and thoughts that they would become shared with hundreds of thousands of people and become an experience, not just notes on paper."
The show will take audiences on a magical journey, starting from the very beginning.
"The adrenaline gets pumping," Pankow said. "The people get nuts. The show we're doing is probably the best show we've ever done in terms of pacing, in terms of capturing the body of music of all these years. We start the show with the first album and we include selections from our new album."
Chicago's new record, "Now," Chicago XXXVI, is set to release on July 4. The album includes 11 brand new songs, recorded on the road.
"We have some very exploratory stuff and music that is traditionally Chicago," Pankow said. "We have the signature horns and the identity that the music has always had, but we also have the fun of taking it places that…
CHICAGO WELCOMES FORMER PRODUCER DAVID FOSTER TO FINAL CANADIAN TOUR DATE IN HIS HOMETOWN
Grammy-award winning rockers, CHICAGO, who have been on tour throughout Canada for the last month, played their final show of the run last night.Renown music producer, David Foster, flew up from Los Angeles to Victoria, BC, his hometown, specifically to take family and friends to Chicago’s concert.
Chicago has a special feeling for Foster, as they were the first major group Foster produced, and after their success, he went on to be one of the greatest music producers in the world and win numerous Grammy, Emmy and Juno awards.
Foster produced Chicago XVI, XVII and XVIII, which included some of the band’s biggest hits: “Hard To Say I’m Sorry,” “You’re The Inspiration,” “Hard Habit To Break” and “Will You Still Love Me?”
Foster came backstage to congratulate the band on their recent performance on the Grammys, and for their Chicago Transit Authority album to be inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame this year.
Said Foster after the concert, “Please tell all the guys that I absolutely LOVED the show. It was spectacular - the playing, the singing - so tight, so perfect!!! After hearing that giant body of impossible achieving work, it just confirms that I was a mere blip on the radar.
Going down early Chicago memory lane reminded me of why I love music and why I am addicted to their unique, brilliant sound!! It was an unforgettable evening!”
We've just added some great gifts for the holiday season -Chicago iphone cases! We currently have a small supply of:
Chicago Transit Authority
Somethin' Comin', I Know
Chicago Band Signatures
Chicago Candy Cane/Santa Hat (O' Christmas Three)
Items are available in both the 4/4s & 5/5s. A nice gift or stocking stuffer!
We anticipate some additional choices in the near future,
Posted by Chicago -Admin on October 26, 2013 at 11:31am
John Blom has been working in music for almost 50 years. He has worked behind the scenes in lighting and sound as a tour manager and an instrument tech. He currently tours with Chicago.
In this 13 minute interview, John Blom shares his life in music, the people he has worked with, some memorable moments, and gives advice to anyone thinking of working on a road crew. No doubt, many of you will recognize him from your concert experiences. This really helps answer the eternal question; Who is that guy on stage behind the drums?
This is a special treat for premium access members. We will continue to produce more videos which show the depthof what is happening behind the scenes to support Chicago.
Many thanks to the LA Dodgers and General Manager Ned Colletti for featuring the new Chicago
single, "America" during batting practice and between innings during home games! Got get 'em guys!
Posted by Chicago -Admin on August 25, 2013 at 10:23am
CHICAGO CONTRIBUTE SONGS AND MAKE CAMEO IN HBO FILMS PRESENTATION OF CLEAR HISTORY
DEBUTING AUGUST 10 AND STARRING LARRY DAVID
JON HAMM, Kate Hudson, Michael Keaton, Eva Mendes AND OTHERS CO-STAR
HBO’s feature-length presentation, Clear History, debuts Saturday, August 10 (9:00-10:45 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO, and has continued airings throughout the month. Legendary rock band with horns, Chicago, make a cameo, and contribute five of their greatest hits to the film. The band is actually a sub-plot of the movie, and is prominently featured in the film from beginning to end.
Chicago also performed at the film’s premiere party last week in Los Angeles.CLEAR HISTORY stars Larry David as Nathan Flomm, a marketing executive at a start-up electric car company, who, after a petty argument with his boss, gives up his 10% of the shares. The company then goes on to make billions of dollars, leaving Flomm publicly humiliated, his life destroyed. Ten years later, he has changed his name to Rolly DaVore and moved to Martha’s Vineyard. All is well until something from his past threatens to disrupt his new life.
Said the band about the comedy, “We had a great time working with everyone on the film. It was a lot of fun, and we hope our fans enjoy it as much as we did!”
What a great show last night in Hartford! My daughter Crista and I got a chance to meet the band before the show which was exciting enough. The energy and musicianship of this band never ceases to amaze me. Jason carried many of the lead vocals…Continue
Started by Bob A Aug 16.
To bad this is an annual welcome but if you are not already here and about, it is going to be another beautiful Saturday in the Park along the lake front in Chicago this evening for another great concert. As always, I energized fan base awaits this…Continue
Started by Ken Lohan Aug 9.
How is it possible that these guys can still create great new music? I love the new album. The band I love is defying the odds in so many ways. The core members have been together for what, 47 years? Most bands don't last a couple of years,…Continue
Started by John Cheeseman. Last reply by Mark Slater Aug 25.
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