Growing up in the 80’s, one ought to know all about Chicago and Earth, Wind and Fire, because our parents wore them slap out. They were just as good then as they still are today. They toured together and even performed on stage, together, a few years back. They are at again when they come together again, this June 5 in Orange Beach, Alabama.
If you are like us, you will certainly love bringing back those memories from long ago. Do they sound as good now as they did then? Perhaps they sound better.
Both of these great bands were formed in the late 1960’s. Chicago has sold over 100 million records. Twenty five out of thirty of their records have been certified platinum.
It all started in that great city, uh Chicago, when a group of guys came together wanting to change the face of rock. Inspired by soul, jazz, swing, rock and perhaps other sounds, Chicago wanted to go diverse. One could see how loving this band could be so easy. Their main goal was… horns. Yes, if you listen carefully, you will notice that there are horns in all of their songs. Rock and roll… horns? This unique and diverse form of rock was formed and became a hit. Most of the band was born in Chicago and many of them grew up playing trumpet or clarinet. Most of their songs can be considered fast paced love songs, with a touch of jazzy sounding rock.
Earth, Wind and Fire:
With a touch of jazz, African and R&B, Earth, Wind and Fire heated up the platform back in the 70’s. This band was probably the first (if not one of the first) bands to pave the way for pop music. They say that they are all jazz, but their music doesn’t prove that to be so. It’s a little deeper then that. How about some of soul, funk, gospel, blues, jazz, rock and dance to add to the mix. All that eventually became pop. The initial three members (formerly known as “Salty Peppers”) formed in Chicago back in the late 60’s. That is how it all began.
For more information on the forming of the bands and their history, look to the right at the resource box.
June 5: Orange Beach, AL (The Amphitheater at The Wharf)
June 6: Atlanta, GA (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre At Encore Park)
June 9: Charlotte, NC (Time Warner Cable Arena)
June 10: Washington, D.C. (Merriweather Post Pavilion)
June 12: Atlantic City, NJ (Borgata Event Center)
June 13: Atlantic City, NJ (Borgata Event Center)
June 14: Bethel, NY (Bethel Performing Arts Center)
June 16: Boston, MA (Agganis Arena)
June 17: New York, NY (Madison Square Garden)
June 19: Ledyard, CT (MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods)
June 20: Verona, NY (Turning Stone Resort Casino)
June 21: Columbus, OH (Value City Arena at Jerome Schottenstein Center)
June 23: Indianapolis, IN (Conseco Fieldhouse)
June 24: Detroit, MI (DTE Energy Music Theater)
June 26: Chicago, IL (Allstate Arena)
Jun 28: Kansas City, MO (Sprint Center)
June 30: Milwaukee, WI (Summerfest)
July 1: Minneapolis, MN (Target Center)
July 10: Houston, TX (The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)
July 11: Dallas, TX (Nokia Theater at Grand Prairie)
July 13: Sandia, NM (Sandia Amphitheatre)
July 14: Denver, CO (Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre)
July 17: Seattle, WA (WaMu Theater)
July 18: Portland, OR (Rose Garden Theater Of The Clouds)
July 21: San Jose, CA (HP Pavilion at San Jose)
July 22: Ontario, CA (Citizens Business Bank Arena)
July 24: Glendale, AZ (Jobing.com Arena)
July 25: Las Vegas, NV (The Joint @ The Hard Rock & Casino)
July 28: Los Angeles, CA (Nokia Theater L.A. Live)
July 21: Berkeley, CA (The Greek Theater at UC-Berkeley)
August 1: Lake Tahoe, NV (Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s)
Need tickets to Chicago and Earth Wind and Fire concerts, look to your right in the resource box.