Chicago has had over 21 Top 10 singles, 5 consecutive Number One albums, 11 Number One singles, fans that stretch across the globe and countless bands that have followed in their wake, Chicago’s inclusion into the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April is well-deserved. The legendary band with horns came in at #9, the highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine’s Hot 200 All-Time Top Artists. Chicago is also the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six decades. Chicago’s album, Chicago Transit Authority, was inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 2014, and the band performed on the Grammy stage for the first time that year. In 2014, a record of new studio tracks, Chicago XXXVI: Now, was released on Frontiers Records. It includes eleven brand new songs recorded on the road.
Chicago’s lifetime achievements include a GRAMMY Award, multiple American Music Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and keys to an impressive list of US cities. Record sales 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’s line-up includes original band members Robert Lamm on keyboards and vocals, Lee Loughnane on trumpet and vocals, James Pankow on trombone and Walt Parazaider on woodwinds, as well as Jeff Coffey on bass and vocals, Tris Imboden on drums, Keith Howland on guitar and vocals, Lou Pardini on keyboards and vocals, and Walfredo Reyes, Jr. on percussion.
Chicago continue to be true ambassadors for their beloved hometown, carrying the city’s name with pride and dignity around the world. From the signature sound of the Chicago horns, their iconic Vocalists, and a few dozen of ever-classic songs, this band’s concerts are celebrations. 2017 will mark the band’s 50th consecutive year of touring!
CHICAGO‘s classic Hits include;
- Make Me Smile
- Saturday in the Park
- 25 or 6 to 4
- Beginnings/ Colour My World
- Hard Habit to Break