Chicago to rock Tulsa, Springfield and KCMO
One of the most popular bands in US music history for fifty years, the legendary band Chicago, comes to Tulsa March 24, Springfield, Missouri April 2 and KCMO June 20.
Hailed as one of the "most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock and roll era" by former President Bill Clinton, the legendary rock and roll band with horns, Chicago, came in at #9, the highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine's recent Hot 200 All-Time Top Artists. And Chicago is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six consecutive decades.
Chicago's music has never left the airwaves and the band remains on tour more often than not, playing concerts in every corner of North America. With a catalog of hits including Saturday in the Park, Beginnings, If You Leave Me Now, Baby What a Big Surprise, You're the Inspiration and Hard Habit To Break, fans are always eager to snap up tickets to catch one of the most successful American rock bands in history.
2017 marks Chicago’s 50th consecutive year of touring, without missing a single concert date. The original four band members are Robert Lamm on keyboards and vocals, Lee Loughnane on trumpet and vocals, James Pankow on trombone and Walt Parazaider on woodwinds. The band lineup also includes Tris Imboden on drums, Keith Howland on guitar and vocals, Lou Pardini on keyboards and vocals, Ray Herrmann on sax and flute, Walfredo Reyes, Jr. on percussion and Jeff Coffey on bass and vocals.
After seeing the tour, one fan wrote, “I have always been amazed by the way that Chicago blends all the instrumentation, guitar, keyboards, drums/percussion and the horn section to produce one of the signature sounds in classic rock. This group still provides an amazing concert with outstanding replication of the original Chicago sound and vocals. Basically, one goes to a Chicago concert to hear the hits and they deliver in spades. Kudos to a group of classic rockers that continue to put out amazing renditions of hit after hit.”
Record sales for Chicago top the 100,000,000 mark; an incredible 25 of their 36 albums have been certified platinum and the band has a total of 47 gold and platinum awards.
Chicago performs at Tulsa’s River Spirit Casino Resort, March 24. Tickets are $75 to $85 and are available at www.tickets.riverspirittulsa.com. (Must be 21 to attend.)
The Springfield show will be April 2 at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $56 to $125 and are available at www.hammonshall.com.
Chicago appears with The Doobie Brothers June 20 at the Kansas City Starlight Theatre. Tickets are $35 to $150 and are available at www.tickets.kcstarlight.com.
Both Tulsa and Springfield venues feature a limited number of VIP packages that include a Meet and Greet with the band, photo ops and more. The KCMO venue VIP packages are sold out.
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