Legendary Rock Band Chicago Returns to EKU Center

Monday, November 5, 2018

Chicago, the legendary "rock and roll band with horns," is returning to the EKU Center in Richmond, Kentucky. Known for hits that include "Make Me Smile," Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?," “You’re The Inspiration,” "Saturday In The Park," and "25 or 6 to 4," the band will take the stage on Sunday, March 31, 2019, at 7:30 PM.

Tickets go on sale Friday, November 9 at 10:00 AM, and are priced from $69.50 to $129.50. Tickets can be purchased online at EKUCenter.com, by calling the box office at 859-622-7469, or in person at 1 Hall Drive in Richmond, on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University. Friends of the Center can buy tickets early beginning on Tuesday, November 6.

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 came in at No. 4, the highest charting American band in the chart’s history, in Billboard Magazine's recent Top Bands And Duos. And Chicago is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six consecutive decades.

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. Chicago was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016. They had been eligible since 1994, and this was their first nomination. Robert Lamm and James Pankow have become the latest inductees of the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2017.

Chicago’s newest record of new studio tracks, “NOW” CHICAGO XXXVI, was released on Frontiers Records. It includes eleven brand new songs, recorded on the road. Chicago has built a new recording system that is flexible, portable, powerful, and musical. This new “recording rig” travels with the band. They have even created an online collaboration portal that allows even more performances to be worked on around the clock from remote locations.