CHICAGO WILL PERFORM TOMORROW AT THE ROCKEFELLER TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
Watch The Band’sToday Show Performance Online Now
The Band’s New Album,Chicago Christmas,Debuted At #1 On The Seasonal Charts
Band Announces 2020 Summer Tour With Rick Springfield
Chicago will perform songs from the group’s new album, CHICAGO CHRISTMAS, during the 87th annual Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony tomorrow in New York City. The ceremony will be broadcast nationally on NBC from 8 to 10 p.m. (EST) as a part of NBC's "Christmas In Rockefeller Center" show. The legendary “rock band with horns” ushered in the holiday season a few days ago with a performance during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. They continued yesterday by playing “Saturday in the Park” live on the Today Show. Watch the performance online here.
CHICAGO CHRISTMAS debuted at #1 on the Seasonal Charts when it was released in October and is available now on CD, LP and digital and streaming services. In addition to the album, Chicago will return to the road in 2020, including a U.S. amphitheater tour with Rick Springfield that begins on June 12. Tickets are on sale Friday, December 6 via LiveNation.com and are available for pre-sale now. A list of tour dates can be found by going here.
This month, the band also added to its impressive list of major accomplishments when Billboard named Chicago the top American band on the magazine’s list of “Top 125 Artists of All Time.” Announced to celebrate Billboard’s 125th anniversary, the list ranks the top performers in the history of the Hot 100 songs chart and the Billboard 200 albums chart.
Chicago’s lifetime achievements include being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, two Grammy Awards®, and two American Music Awards. They are Founding Artists of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Chicago's debut album, Chicago Transit Authority was inducted into the Grammy® Hall of Fame, and Robert Lamm and James Pankow are inductees of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Record sales top the 100,000,000 mark, and include 21 Top 10 singles, five consecutive Number One albums, 11 Number One singles and five Gold singles. An incredible 25 of their 37 albums have been certified platinum, and the band has a total of 47 gold and platinum awards.
Chicago features Robert Lamm (keyboards, vocals), Lee Loughnane (trumpet, flugelhorn), James Pankow (trombone), Keith Howland (guitar, vocals), Lou Pardini (keyboards, vocals), Walfredo Reyes Jr. (drums), Ray Herrmann (saxophones, flute), Neil Donell (vocals, acoustic guitar), Brett Simons (bass, vocals), and Ramon Yslas (percussion).
1. “(Because) It’s Christmastime”
2. “All Over The World”
3. “Bring My Baby Back”
4. “Merry Christmas, I Love You” – R & B Version
5. “What The World Needs Now Is Love”
6. “All Is Right”
7. “Sleigh Ride 20112”
8. “I’d Do It All Again (Christmas Moon)”
12. “I’m Your Santa Claus”
10. “Here We Come A Caroling”
11. “Merry Christmas (I Love You)” – Ballad Version