Multi-Platinum, Grammy-Winning Band CHICAGO will perform at the Johnny Mercer Theatre at the Savannah Civic Center on Saturday, May 16 at 8:00pm. Tickets start at $55 (plus applicable fees) and will go on sale this Friday, Dec. 1 at 10am online at ETIX.com, the Civic Center Box Office or by phone at 912.651.6556.
CHICAGO will perform their unforgettable collection of music and their greatest hits to include; “Make Me Smile,” “Saturday In The Park”, “25 Or 6 To 4″, “You’re The Inspiration”, “Beginnings”, “Hard Habit to Break”, “I’m A Man”, “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is”, “Hard to Say I’m Sorry,” “Feeling Stronger Every Day”, “If You Leave Me Now”, ” Just You and Me”, “Call On Me”, “You’re the Inspiration”, “Look Away”, “Colour My World”, “ Baby, What a Big Surprise”, “Old Days”, “If You Leave Me Now”,” I’m A Man” , “Call on Me” and songs from their Album released in 2014 “NOW” Chicago XXXVI!
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 a horn section, Chicago, is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six decades. 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. The band is now in their 50th consecutive year of touring, without missing a single concert date!
In March of 2013, Chicago’s multi-platinum two-disc bestseller, The Very Best Of Chicago, Only The Beginning charted at #1 on two Billboard charts: the Catalog Chart, and the Digital Catalog chart and in Billboard Magazine’s list of Top 100 artists of all time, CHICAGO came in at #13, the highest charting American rock band. Chicago’s first 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.
Lifetime achievements include; a Grammy Award, multiple American Music Awards, 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. An incredible 25 of their 34 albums have been certified platinum, and the band has a total of 47 gold and platinum awards.
The line-up includes four original band members; Robert Lamm on keyboards, vocals, Lee Loughnane on trumpet and vocals, James Pankow on trombone and Walt Parazaider on woodwinds, as well as Tris Imboden on drums, Keith Howland on guitar& vocals, Lou Pardini on keyboards & vocals , Ray Herrmann on Sax and flute , Wally Reyes on percussion and Jeff Coffey on bass and vocals.
For five years, CHICAGO raised over a quarter of a million dollars to fight breast cancer for the American Cancer Society by having a winning bidder come on stage and sing “If You Leave Me Now” at every concert. The band is also generously supporting many other charitable causes by donating a portion of their ticket sales to organizations such as; Kelly Cares, established by Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly and his wife Paqui, Hannah and Friends an organization that serves children and adults with special needs and Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation, which seeks a cure for a fatal children’s disease, Niemann-Pick Type C.
Robert Lamm and James Pankow have become the latest inductees of the Songwriters Hall of Fame at the organizations 48th Annual Induction on June 15th in New York City. These legendary songwriters wrote mega-hits such as, “25 or 6 to 4” “Saturday in the Park”, “Feelin’ Stronger Every Day”, “Make Me Smile” and many others.
CHICAGO has toured every year since the beginning – they’ve never missed a year!
Don’t miss CHICAGO Live performing one memorable hit after another at the Johnny Mercer Theatre, Saturday, May 19 at 8:00pm. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Dec. 1 at 10am online at ETIX.COM, the Civic Center Box Office, or by phone 912.651.6556
Official Website: www.Chicagotheband.com