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 Hot 200 All-Time Top Artists. And Chicago is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six consecutive decades.
Chicago was inducted into the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! This was their first nomination. They’ve been eligible since 1994. A long time coming!
This year Chicago is planning a show unlike any other that they’ve done before. Chicago will perform their historic album, Chicago II in its entirety as the first set of the concert. While some artists have performed an entire record as their complete show, for Chicago, this will only be the first set before intermission. Chicago II, like the band’s first release, is a double album, and contains the hits “25 Or 6 To 4,” “Make Me Smile,” “Wake Up Sunshine” and “Colour My World,” the #1 song for weddings and proms for more than 40 years. Chicago II is being considered for the Grammy Hall Of Fame. The second set will be the “world’s longest encore,” as the band jokingly refers to it, filled with their greatest hits. This concert will be the band’s longest show ever.
Chicago’s newest record of new studio tracks, “NOW” CHICAGO XXXVI, was released on Frontiers Records. It includes eleven brand new songs, 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. The CD package is a six-panel digipack with a beautiful 16-page full color lyric booklet.
Chicago’s lifetime achievements include two Grammy Awards, multiple 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. An incredible 25 of their 36 albums have been certified platinum, and the band has a total of 47 gold and platinum awards.
Chicago have toured every year since the beginning - they’ve never missed a year. 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 line-up also includes Wally Reyes, Jr. on drums, Keith Howland on guitar and vocals, Lou Pardini on keyboards and vocals, Ray Herrmann on sax and flute, Neil Donell on vocals, Brett Simons on bass and Danny Reyes on percussion.
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. 2018 marks the band’s 51st consecutive year of touring, without missing a single concert date!
Chicago continues to be true ambassadors for their beloved hometown, carrying the city's name with pride and dignity around the world.
Make Me Smile
Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
25 or 6 to 4
Saturday In The Park
Questions 67 and 68
(I've Been) Searchin' So Long
Just You 'N' Me
Feelin' Stronger Every Day
If You Leave Me Now
Hard To Say I'm Sorry
Wake Up Sunshine
Hard Habit To Break
Baby, What A Big Surprise
Colour My World
Another Rainy Day In New York City
Call On Me
Dialogue (Part I and II)
I'm A Man
You're The Inspiration
Art drives Alisan Porter. The Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter appropriately refers to herself as “art-centered,” and she personifies that statement within her music.
It’s no surprise Alisan could sing with perfect pitch at nine months-old, as her mother often proudly shares. Born to a Broadway singer mom and rocker dad, she went from wowing America on Star Search at the age of five to starring in the John Hughes 1991 classic Curly Sue. Obsessed with music, she kept a picture of Janis Joplin above her bed between cranking everything from Joni Mitchell and Carole King to Nirvana and Pearl Jam throughout her formative years. Post-high school, she logged time on Broadway, starring in the first production of Footloose and revival of A Chorus Line—keeping up a family tradition started by mom.
Heading west, she fronted The Canyons and released two solo albums, namely 2009’s Alisan
Porter and Who We Are in 2014. During a 2016 respite from music, a friend secretly submitted her to NBC’s The Voice.
It wasn’t just “something good.” She made history on the show, winning Season 10 and becoming the first victor for a female coach repping “Team Christina Aguilera.” Staunchly committed to a personal vision, she turned down a major label release in order to follow her heart. In the aftermath of her big win, Alisan hopped a plane to Nashville in order to write the songs that would comprise her independent debut EP, I Come In Pieces. Alisan has recently returned to Nashville to record her first full length album in 5 years. With producer Matt Rollings she has finally found “her ultimate sound” and will release this highly anticipated project in 2019.