LAS VEGAS (February 8, 2018) – Last night, one of the most successful and critically acclaimed rock bands of all time – Chicago – kicked off their limited engagement at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian® Las Vegas.
The legendary rock and roll band treated fans to a show unlike any other that they’ve done before. Chicago performed their historic album, Chicago II in its entirety as the first set of the concert 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 of the show is the “world’s longest encore,” as the band jokingly refers to it, filled with their greatest hits. This concert is the band’s longest show ever.
Tickets for the eight remaining shows (February 9, 10, 14, 16, 17, 21, 23 and 24) are available for purchase at Ticketmaster.com, venetian.com, any box office at The Venetian or The Palazzo, or by calling 702.414.9000 or 866.641.7469. Tickets range in price from $59 to $299, and a limited number of VIP packages with meet and greets are also available.
In response to the tragic Las Vegas shooting that took place October 1, for every ticket sold to each of their nine Las Vegas shows, Chicago will donate $1 to the Las Vegas Victims Fund to aid the victims and their families.
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 recent 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. It was a long time coming, as this was their first nomination, even though they’ve been eligible since 1994.
Chicago’s first album, Chicago Transit Authority, was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 2014, and the band performed on the Grammy stage for the first time that year.
Robert Lamm and James Pankow have become the latest inductees of the Songwriters Hall of Fame at the organization’s 48th Annual Induction on June 15, 2017 in New York City. 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.
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.
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!