Chicago And Earth, Wind & Fire: Heart & Soul Tour 2024
The word gets thrown around far too frequently these days, but in the case of Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago it genuinely applies: These bands are legendary.
After 45-plus years in business, Chicago’s music has never left the airwaves and the band remains on tour more often than not, playing concerts in every corner of North America. With a catalog of hits including “Saturday in the Park,” “Beginnings,” “If You Leave Me Now,” “Baby What a Big Surprise,” “You’re the Inspiration,” and “Hard Habit To Break,” fans are always eager to snap up tickets to catch one of the most successful American rock bands in history. Four members of the group’s current lineup — vocalist/guitarist/keyboardist Robert Lamm and horn section members Lee Loughnane, James Pankow and Walter Parazaider — date back to Chicago’s formation in 1967. Even today, the band isn’t just about nostalgia; Chicago continues to record new singles and albums regularly.
From the mystical elements of their name to their profound and lasting influence on contemporary pop music to their litany of hits spanning the latter decades of the 20th century, EWF have achieved status beyond the merely mortal. Even with the passing of founder and lead vocalist Maurice White in 2016 the group live on, bringing their uplifting, body-moving blend of R&B, funk, disco, pop, and jazz to several generations of fans.
Their latest tour begins when EWF headline opening day of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest in a massive party for the iconic festival’s 50th anniversary. From there, EWF travel across the U.S. and Canada, performing at amphitheaters and arenas from coast to coast and wrapping up with a pair of shows at the scenic Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery outside Seattle.
The crew is 11 members strong and includes original members Philip Bailey on vocals and percussion, Verdine White on bass and vocals, and Ralph Johnson on drums and vocals, plus a three-piece horn section and a host of young, talented players. Their stage show remains potent, featuring sophisticated group choreography, stunning instrumental interplay, and eye-popping visuals. You very well might not sit down.
INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*
- Jul 19, 2024 at 07:30 pm (Fri)