Chicago announced that they will perform at the Bank of America Performing Arts Center, in Thousand Oaks, CA, Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at 8PM.
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 recently received The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award from the GRAMMYS and were inducted into the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Their first album, Chicago Transit Authority, was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 2014.
Robert Lamm and James Pankow, the legendary songwriters who wrote mega-hits such as, “25 or 6 to 4," "Saturday In The Park," "Feelin' Stronger Every Day," "Make Me Smile," and many others, were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2017. Additionally, the International Trombone Association presented its 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award to James Pankow.
To honor the 50th anniversary of Chicago’s historic concerts at Carnegie Hall, the band recently released all eight shows from the iconic venue in their entirety for the first time in a new 16-CD deluxe boxed set. CHICAGO AT CARNEGIE HALL COMPLETE is available through www.rhino.com.
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 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 37 albums have been certified platinum, and the band has a total of 47 gold and platinum awards.
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. 2022 will mark the band’s 55th consecutive year of touring!