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We have not received any presale code for the Tampa show , how does this work?
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"NOW" Chicago XXXVI CD available!!

Out Of The Blue by Robert Lamm: A Reflection on Terry Kath

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"A Man and a Woman" [Robert Lamm with Marina Celeste)

"A Man and a Woman" (Francis Lai)This is a remixed/duet -Robert Lamm with Marina Celeste of Nouvelle Vague!

Posted by Chicago -Admin on September 2, 2015 at 5:41pm — 2 Comments

James Pankow interview -Chicago trombonist and horn arranger leads the charge

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…

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Posted by Chicago -Admin on May 8, 2014 at 9:27am — 9 Comments

CHICAGO WELCOMES FORMER PRODUCER DAVID FOSTER

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!”

Posted by Chicago -Admin on March 18, 2014 at 3:45pm — 4 Comments

Chicago on the Queen Latifah Show

Today's performance and interview with Queen Latifah went great! Don't miss her show with Chicago on Feb 10!

Posted by Chicago -Admin on February 6, 2014 at 8:54pm — 4 Comments

Chicago iphone cases -Chicago Transit Authority and more...

Hi Everyone!

We've just added some great gifts for the holiday season -Chicago iphone cases! We currently have a small supply of:

Chicago Transit Authority
Chicago 13
Chicago V
Chicago VI
Chicago VIII
Somethin' Comin', I Know
Chicago Stripes
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

Chicago single America makes itunes "What's Hot"

Hi Everyone,

No better time than the present to keep supporting the band! Currently, if you visit itunes and click on the music tab, you will find the new Chicago single, "America" featured in the "What's Hot" section. Congratulations guys!

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Posted by Chicago -Admin on October 10, 2013 at 2:32pm — 15 Comments

For Premium Access members: John Blom, On The Road with Chicago

Hi Everyone!

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.

Posted by Chicago -Admin on October 6, 2013 at 10:01am — 1 Comment

"America" by Chicago -extended version of new tv ad

Posted by Chicago -Admin on September 18, 2013 at 8:31am — 2 Comments

LA Dodgers to play new Chicago single "America" during home games!

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 September 12, 2013 at 3:46pm — 5 Comments

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Tampa Pre-Sale ???

We have not received any presale code for the Tampa show , how does this work?

Started by NormanDeb Jan 5.

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Started by Jim Young. Last reply by Diane Levine Jan 6.

Solo Late Winter/Early Spring Tour!

I am very excited for the upcoming solo tour. I've never seen Chicago in a theater before, so these shows will be a first for me. They are playing two of the best venues in South Carolina, beautiful places with stellar acoustics. Plus, I'm happy…Continue

Started by Stephanie Carta Jan 4.

I used to lie to people about being a Chicago fan, and then I became one

I should say first of all that I am somewhat younger than the average fan, so this journey will sound bass-ackwards.  Still up for it?  Come along!I didn't listen to contemporary music in the 80's because my parents kept the radio on the oldies…Continue

Started by Kathy Jan 4.

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