Hailed as one of the most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock and roll era, the legendary rock and roll band with horns, Chicago, came in as the highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine’s Top 125 Artists of All Time and is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six consecutive decades.
Chicago released their 38th studio album, Born for This Moment in 2022, which included the hit single “If This is Goodbye”. Featuring the signature sounds Chicago fans have come to love, Born for This Moment captures the true heart of this legendary band. In Fall of 2022, Gravitas Ventures released Chicago’s documentary “The Last Band on Stage” directed by Peter Curtis Pardini and narrated by the band’s longtime friend and actor Joe Mantegna. “The Last Band on Stage” tells the incredible story of how the 55-year-old band survived a pandemic that stopped the world in its tracks.
Chicago’s lifetime achievements include two Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, Founding Artists of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Chicago street dedicated in their honor, and keys to and proclamations from an impressive list of US cities. Record sales top the 100,000,000 mark, and include 21 Top 10 singles, 5 consecutive Number One albums, 11 Number One singles and 5 Gold singles.
Chicago have toured every year since the beginning – they’ve never missed a year. The original three band members are Robert Lamm on keyboards and vocals, Lee Loughnane on trumpet and vocals and James Pankow on trombone. The band line-up also includes Wally Reyes, Jr., on drums, Tony Obrohta on guitar, Loren Gold on keyboards and vocals, Ray Herrmann on sax and flute, Neil Donell on vocals, Eric Baines on bass and Ramon “Ray” Yslas on percussion.
From the signature sound of the Chicago horns, their iconic vocalists, and a few dozen ever-classic Songs, this band’s concerts are celebrations. 2023 marks the band’s 56th consecutive year of touring! Chicago continues to be true ambassadors for their beloved hometown, carrying the city’s name with pride and dignity around the world.