Due to popular demand, one of the most successful and critically acclaimed rock bands of all time – Chicago – announced today it will return to The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas in 2021 for the fourth year in a row for a three-show limited engagement. The shows will be held on September 15, 17 and 18, 2021 at 8 p.m.
Tickets Go On Sale January 29th
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 Chicago is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six consecutive decades.
Chicago was recently announced to receive The Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award from the GRAMMYS. The Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates performers who have made outstanding contributions of artistic significance to the field of recording. A special award ceremony and tribute concert celebrating the honorees was held on October 16, 2020 on PBS.
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!
Chicago's first album, Chicago Transit Authority, was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 2014. Chicago managed to fuse pop, rock and jazz together perfectly in this double album.
Robert Lamm and James Pankow became inductees of the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2017. 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.
The International Trombone Association presented its 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award to James Pankow. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes people who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to the trombone profession over a long career.
Chicago celebrated the 2019 holidays with a new Christmas album, Chicago Christmas, that spotlighted the legendary group's trademark sound on eight original songs, two yuletide favorites and one timeless classic that embraced the spirit of hope. Chicago Christmas became available on CD and through digital and streaming services, and a black vinyl version of the album was released to general retail, with limited-edition red and white vinyl versions exclusively available at Rhino.com. Shortly after its release, Chicago Christmas went to #1 on Billboard's Holiday Chart. After 52 years, Chicago is still earning historic chart achievements. Amazing! Produced by founding member Lee Loughnane, Chicago Christmas is the 37th album of the band's career and its fourth holiday collection. Whereas its previous releases focused more on traditional Christmas songs, the new record spotlighted holiday music the band wrote especially for the album, including "All Over The World," "(Because) It's Christmastime," and "I'm Your Santa Claus." The album also featured R&B and ballad versions of "Merry Christmas, I Love You," a song that Loughnane wrote with John Durrill of The Ventures, the best-selling instrumental band of all time.
More than 40 years after its debut, Chicago II still sounds like nothing else. Released in 1970, Chicago's second album brims with confidence and inspiration as it draws on everything from orchestral music to heavy rock. It spawned a trio of Top Ten hits, and the timeless classic has been remastered to reveal unprecedented clarity and definition. For the first time a new stereo remix, created by British musician and producer Steven Wilson from the 16-track multi-track tapes, made it possible to bring out elements that were muffled or submerged in the mix. The result is a new stereo version of Chicago II that boasts clearness, punch and definition that it didn't have before. It has been released by Rhino Records on CD and vinyl. Chicago II is being considered for the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame.
CHICAGO's award-winning documentary film, Now More Than Ever: The History Of Chicago premiered on CNN on New Year's Day and ranked No. 1 among adults 25-54. This is per "Nielsen Fast National Time Period Based Data." The documentary film was originally shown at the Sedona International Film Festival, and won the Film Festival's Best of Fest Audience Choice Award. The band opened the festival with back-to-back sold-out performances. Additionally, Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago won three awards, at the 10th Annual Fort Myers Beach Film Festival, taking home top prizes in the Documentary and Audience Award categories. Director Peter Pardini was awarded the festival's Rising Star Award in direction and was on hand to accept all three awards. The documentary was also the runner-up for Audience Award at the Sarasota Film Festival.
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 U.S. 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 37 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 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, 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 Ramon "Ray" Yslas 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. 2021 marks the band's 54th consecutive year of touring! Chicago continue to be true ambassadors for their beloved hometown, carrying the city's name with pride and dignity around the world.