Friday, October 27, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Tickets on sale Friday, August 25, 2017 at 10 a.m.
August 21, 2017 – The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, in association with Live Nation, will present the Orlando engagement of Chicago. The legendary rock-and-roll-band-with-horns will play the Bob Carr Theater on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 8 p.m. Tickets will go on sale to the general public, Friday, August 25, 2017 at 10 a.m. Tickets start at $50.50 and may be purchased online at drphillipscenter.org, by calling 844.513.2014 or by visiting the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office at 445 S. Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. Online and phone ticket purchases are subject to handling fees. The Bob Carr Theater is located off the Dr. Phillips Center campus at 401 W. Livingston Street in Orlando.
Hailed as one of the “most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock-and-roll era” by former President Bill Clinton, Chicago in at #9, the highest-charting American band in Billboard Magazine’s recent Hot 200 All-Time Top Artists, and they are the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six consecutive decades. After being eligible since 1994, they received their first nomination into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016 and were subsequently inducted. The band’s first album, “Chicago Transit Authority,” was inducted into the GRAMMY® Hall of Fame in 2014, and they performed on the GRAMMY stage for the first time that year.
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. 2017 marks the band’s 50th consecutive year of touring.
The band’s greatest hits include: “Make Me Smile,” “25 or 6 to 4,” “Beginnings,” “Happy Man,” “Old Days,” “Just You ‘n’ Me,” “If You Leave Me Now,” “Look Away,” “Hard Habit to Break,” “Colour My World,” “Call on Me,” “I’m a Man,” “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?,” “Saturday in the Park,” “Questions 67 and 68,” “(I’ve Been) Searchin’ So Long,” “Free,” “Feelin’ Stronger Every Day,” “Hard to Say I’m Sorry,” “Wake Up Sunshine,” “Baby, What a Big Surprise,” “Another Rainy Day in New York City,” “Dialogue (Part I and II), and “You’re the Inspiration.”
Chicago has toured every year since their formation. The original four bandmembers are Robert Lamm on keyboards and vocals, Lee Loughnane on trumpet and vocals, James Pankow on trombone and Walt Parazaider on woodwinds. The band line-up also includes Tris Imboden on drums, Keith Howland on guitar and vocals, Lou Pardini on keyboards and vocals, Ray Herrmann on sax and flute, Walfredo Reyes, Jr. on percussion and Jeff Coffey on bass and vocals.
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, as well as keys to and proclamations from an impressive list of U.S. cities. Record sales top 100,000,000 and include 21 Top 10 singles, five consecutive #1 albums, 11 #1 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.
The band continues to be true ambassadors for their beloved hometown, carrying the city’s name with pride and dignity around the world.
For more information: www.chicagotheband.com Facebook @Chicago.Official Twitter @chicagotheband Instagram @chicagotheband
Bob Carr Theater is managed by Dr. Phillips Center.
About the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization operating the state-of-the-art performing arts center in downtown Orlando, Florida. With its opening in November 2014, the performing arts center launched its vision of Arts for Every Life by being a gathering place for creativity and discovery; a vibrant urban destination where artists, audiences and students come to experience, explore and learn. The two-block community destination features the 2,700-seat Walt Disney Theater, 300-seat Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater, Seneff Arts Plaza, Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts, the DeVos Family Room, and other event rental spaces. Future expansion includes Steinmetz Hall, a 1,700-seat acoustical theater, along with rehearsal, classroom, office space and commercial development spaces. Dr. Phillips Center is a private non-profit collaborating with the City of Orlando, Orange County, the City of Winter Park, the State of Florida and generous donors.
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