September 30, 2013 - 10:20 AM
KELOWNA - Chicago is coming to Prospera Place.
The concert takes place Thursday, March 13, with doors opening at 7 p.m. and the show starting at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Oct. 4 at 10 a.m.
Chicago came to together in 1967 and this is their 46th year touring — they've never missed a year. The line-up includes original band members Robert Lamm on keyboards, vocals, Lee Loughnane on trumpet, James Pankow on trombone and Walt Parazaider on woodwinds, as well as Jason Scheff on bass, vocals, Tris Imboden on drums, Keith Howland on guitar, Lou Pardini on keyboards, vocals and Wally Reyes on percussion.
Concert goers can expect to hear the classics from their 22 gold, 18 platinum, and 8 multi-platinum albums including five number-one albums and 21 top-ten singles, but the band is still active creatively.
Chicago is currently recording new songs. Fans are being offered clips of works in progress on the band’s website, www.chicagotheband.com. The band is planning on releasing two songs at a time digitally throughout this year and then eventually compile them into a CD or some other format. One of these songs is a cover of the great Spiral Starecase hit, “More Today Than Yesterday.”
The first new Chicago song released was “Somethin’ Comin,’ I Know,” which was recorded on the road. Chicago has built a new recording system that is flexible, portable, powerful and musical. This new “recording rig” travels with the band. They have even created an online collaboration portal that allows even more performances to be worked on around the clock from remote locations. A new studio track, "America," was released on September 24, 2013.
Some of Chicago’s hits:
Make Me Smile Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
25 or 6 to 4 Saturday In The Park
Beginnings Questions 67 and 68
Just You 'N' Me Feelin' Stronger Every Day
If You Leave Me Now Old Days
Baby, What A Big Surprise Hard Habit To Break
You're The Inspiration Colour My World
I'm A Man Free
Call On Me Dialogue (Part I and II)
Look Away Wake Up Sunshine
Happy Man (I've Been) Searchin' So Long
Hard To Say I'm Sorry Another Rainy Day In New York City
Here In My Heart
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