Legendary Bands Earth, Wind & Fire And Chicago Announce North American Co-Headlining Summer Tour

Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire Heart and Soul Tour 2015

- Tickets On Sale Starting March 13 at LiveNation.com -

Mar 04, 2015, 12:00 ET from Live Nation Entertainment

LOS ANGELES, March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Two of the most successful and critically-acclaimed bands — Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago — announced today their North American co-headlining summer CHICAGO AND EARTH, WIND & FIRE – HEART AND SOUL TOUR 2015, kicking off July 15 in Concord, California. The 25-date tour, promoted by Live Nation, will take the GRAMMY® Award-winning and multi-platinum selling groups through major U.S. cities including Los Angeles, New York City, Las Vegas, Atlanta and Boston. The tour will conclude Sept. 6 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

"One of the most exciting things about the show is when both bands perform at the end of the concert," Lee Loughnane of Chicago said. "Having these 21 very talented musicians playing our greatest hits together puts the excitement level at a fever pitch! From the Heart of Chicago and the Soul of Earth, Wind & Fire, it is an unforgettable experience."

"This is a real treat for fans of both groups to experience again the power-packed collaboration of Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago," Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind & Fire added. "We are looking forward to it ourselves – it has always been one of our favorite tours."

General tickets for the tour go on sale starting Friday, March 13 at 10 a.m. in select cities on www.livenation.com. Please see below for full details and on sale information.

The tour will provide unparalleled entertainment from two of America's most legendary musical groups, who have more than 200 million albums sold and 20 GRAMMY® nominations between them. Billboard hails that Chicago is one of "the most successful American rock band[s] of all time, in terms of both albums and singles" and has "been able to fill arenas with satisfied fans" with music that has endured throughout time. Rolling Stone has described Earth, Wind & Fire as "a funk-fusion powerhouse that changed the sound and history of popular music."

CHICAGO AND EARTH, WIND & FIRE – HEART AND SOUL TOUR 2015

All dates, venues and cities below subject to change.

Date

City

Venue

On Sale

July 15

Concord, CA

Concord Pavilion

March 14 @ 10 a.m. local

July 17

Las Vegas, NV

Axis @ Planet Hollywood

March 13 @ 10 a.m. local

July 18

Los Angeles, CA

The Forum

March 14 @ 10 a.m. local

July 21

Phoenix, AZ

Ak-Chin Pavilion

March 13 @ 10 a.m. local

July 23

Austin, TX

Austin360 Amphitheater

March 13 @ 10 a.m. local

July 24

Dallas, TX

Gexa Energy Pavilion

March 13 @ 10 a.m. local

July 25

Houston, TX

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

March 13 @ 10 a.m. local

July 28

Denver, CO

Pepsi Center

March 13 @ 10 a.m. local

July 31

St. Louis, MO

Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

March 13 @ 10 a.m. local

Aug. 2

Indianapolis, IN

Klipsch Music Center

March 13 @ 10 a.m. local

Aug. 4

Atlanta, GA

Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood

March 14 @ 10 a.m. local

Aug. 14

Bristow, VA

Jiffy Lube Live

March 13 @ 10 a.m. local

Aug. 15

Camden, NJ

Susquehanna Bank Center

March 14 @ 10 a.m. local

Aug. 16

Wantagh, NY

Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

March 13 @ noon local

Aug. 18

Holmdel, NJ

PNC Bank Arts Center

March 13 @ noon local

Aug. 21

Kansas City, MO

Starlight Theater

March 13 @ 9 a.m. local

Aug. 25

Cincinnati, OH

Riverbend Music Center

March 13 @ 10 a.m. local

Aug. 26

Detroit, MI

DTE Energy Music Theater

March 13 @ 10 a.m. local

Aug. 28

Toronto, ON

Molson Canadian Amphitheater

March 14 @ 10 a.m. local

Aug. 29

Saratoga Springs, NY

Saratoga Performing Arts Center 

March 13 @ 10 a.m. local

Aug. 30

Boston, MA

Xfinity Center

March 14 @ 10 a.m. local

Sept. 1

Bethel, NY

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

March 14 @ 10 a.m. local

Sept. 4

Raleigh, NC

Walnut Creek Amphitheater

March 13 @ 10 a.m. local

Sept. 5

Virginia Beach, VA

Farm Bureau Live

March 13 @ noon local

Sept. 6

Atlantic City, NJ

Borgata Events Center

March 13 @ 10 a.m. local

About Earth, Wind & Fire:
Earth, Wind & Fire is one of the most innovative and influential contemporary music forces of the 20th century. With a signature sound beyond category and a groove as deep as the soul of the planet the band has impacted the history of music and pop culture for over four decades. EWF has sold over 90 million recordings earning them a solid spot as one of the all-time bestselling music artists. Rolling Stone and VH1 ranked Earth, Wind & Fire on their lists of the Greatest Artists of Rock & Roll. Originating from Chicago in 1969, EWF's career achievements include an induction into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2000), a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (1995), eight Grammy Awards and four American Music Awards. Earth, Wind & Fire's music has influenced, been covered or sampled by top artists including, Prince, Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Jay Z, Usher, Bruno Mars, P. Diddy, will.i.am and more. Founded by music genius Maurice White; EWF's co-founders Philip Bailey, Verdine White and Ralph Johnson continues to tour and perform to sold-out audiences around the world.

About Chicago:
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 #13, the highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine's list of Top 100 artists of all time. And Chicago is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six decades. Chicago's album, Chicago Transit Authority, was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 2014. 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 36 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 band is now in their 48th consecutive year of touring, and continue to be true ambassadors for their beloved hometown, carrying the city's name with pride and dignity around the world.  

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