“An Evening with Chicago” Comes to Ford Center



The legendary rock and roll band, Chicago, is coming to the Ford Center on May 21, 2014. From the signature sound of the Chicago horns, their iconic vocalists, and a few dozen of ever-classic songs, their concerts are a true celebration that no Chicago fan will want to miss. The band is now in their 46th consecutive year of touring, without missing a single concert date, and now Evansville will be a part of that rich music history.

The line-up includes original band members such as, Robert Lamm on keyboards, vocals, Lee Loughnane on trumpet, James Pankow on trombone and Walt Parazaider on woodwinds, as well as Jason Scheff on bass, vocals, Tris Imboden on drums, Keith Howland on guitar, Lou Pardini on keyboards, vocals and Wally Reyes on percussion.

Chicago’s lifetime achievements include a Grammy Award, multiple American Music Awards, 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 34 albums have been certified platinum, and the band has a total of 47 gold and platinum awards.


Wednesday, May 21 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets on sale Friday, February 28 at 10:00 a.m.

Available at the Ford Center Ticket Office, ticketmaster.com or by phone at (800) 745-3000

In addition to their professional achievements, Chicago has also raised over a quarter of a million dollars to fight breast cancer for the American Cancer Society by having a winning bidder come on stage and sing “If You Leave Me Now” at every concert.

Chicago is dedicating their 2014 promotion to Paqui Kelly, a breast cancer survivor, close friend of the band, and wife of Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly. For individuals interested in this opportunity, they may visit https://www.cancer.org/involved/donate/otherwaystogive/sing-with-chicago for more information. The auction ends on March 4, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. (ET).

Chicago generously support other charitable causes, donating a portion of ticket sales to the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation, which seeks a cure for a fatal children’s disease, Niemann-Pick Type C, and Hannah & Friends, an organization that serves children and adults with special needs.

Even today, Chicago continues to be true ambassadors for their beloved hometown, carrying the city’s name with pride and dignity around the world.

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