Chicago to perform April 1 in Enid
Ponca City Now - November 5, 2019 1:55 pm
ENID, Okla.– Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Chicago will perform live in Enid at the Stride Bank Center at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2020 for an unforgettable night of entertainment!
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, and can be purchased at StrideBankCenter.com, 855.TIX.ENID or at the Stride Bank Center Box Office.
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 No. 4, the highest charting American band in the chart’s history, in Billboard Magazine’s Top Bands And Duos. 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. This was their first nomination. They’ve been eligible since 1994. 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 were inducted into 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.
Chicago will celebrate the holidays this year with a new Christmas album, Chicago Christmas, that spotlights the legendary group’s trademark sound on eight original songs, two yuletide favorites and one timeless classic that embraces the spirit of hope. Shortly after its release on Oct. 4, Chicago Christmas went to No. 1 on Billboard’s Holiday Chart.
After 52 years, Chicago is still earning historic chart achievements. Produced by founding member Lee Loughnane, Chicago Christmas is the 37th album of the band’s career and its fourth holiday collection.
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, five consecutive No. 1 albums, 11 No. 1 singles and five 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.
Chicago has 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 ever-classic Songs, this band’s concerts are celebrations. 2020 marks the band’s 53rd consecutive year of touring, without missing a single concert date. Chicago continue to be true ambassadors for their beloved hometown, carrying the city’s name with pride and dignity around the world.