Since its 1969 debut, Chicago has produced a constant string of hits that have earned this act a reputation as one of the most popular bands of all time. The group continues to delight audiences of all ages with its versatile repertoire that transcends multiple genres. Some of Chicago's best-known hits include "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?," "Saturday in the Park," "Make Me Smile" and "Wishing You Were Here." Chicago's tour in 2019 will bring decades of musical hits to fans in cities across the nation.
From Seven to Nine
Chicago started in 1967 with seven members, including Peter Cetera and Robert Lamm. Over the years, the band's membership has changed, and the Chicago sound has morphed to reflect personal and professional evolution. Chicago today consists of nine musicians, including four of its original founding members. Although Peter Cetera has moved on to a solo career and Terry Kath died prematurely, Robert Lamm continues to be the band's main vocalist and keyboard player. James Pankow, Lee Loughnane and Walter Parazaider join Lamm on the roster of founding members, lending their musical performance and song writing talents to the band's success. Chicago's recording career spans nearly 50 years, more than 100 million record sales, 17 platinum albums and nine multiplatinum records. The band was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2014 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016.
Where can I buy Chicago tickets?
Chicago has loyal fans of all ages, and concert tickets sell very quickly. To make sure you get your choice of seats, reserve your tickets for Chicago concerts today at StubHub, the largest ticket marketplace.
Who are the current members of Chicago?
Chicago's members include Robert Lamm, James Pankow, Lee Loughnane, Walter Parazaider, Keith Howland, Walfredo Reyes, Tris Imboden, Jason Scheff and Lou Pardini. Scheff replaced Peter Cetera in 1985, and Howland joined the group in 1995 as a replacement for the long-deceased Terry Kath. Imboden, Pardini and Reyes have been with the band since 1990 and contribute their talents on keyboard and percussion.
What can I expect from a Chicago concert?
Chicago has an extensive repertoire that spans five decades. Songs range from the crisp brass notes of "25 or 6 to 4" to the easy tones of "If You Leave Me Now" and the carefree listening of "Saturday in the Park" and "Fancy Colors." With such a huge discography, it may be a challenge for Chicago to choose only a few of its hits to play at live performances. It is likely, however, that you will be treated to at least one of the major hits that were penned by Peter Cetera, including "You're the Inspiration" and "Hard to Say I'm Sorry."
Did Chicago ever have a gold record?
Chicago's outstanding and prolific recording career spans almost fifty years. Seventeen of the group's first 20 albums became platinum, and nine of those hit multiplatinum. The band's 1984 album, Chicago 17, is the band's fourteenth release, and it won platinum six times.
Where will Chicago go during this tour?
The 2019 Chicago tour begins on July 26th at the Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa, Calif. The tour includes nearly 20 concerts on the West Coast and in the Southwest. The band will also play in several cities in the Midwest, on the East Coast and in the South. The tour ends on April 23, 2020, at Devos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where the band will perform on three consecutive nights.
How long is a typical Chicago performance?
The typical Chicago concert lasts about two hours with a short intermission. Chicago is also known to do encores.Back to Top
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