Chicago, the "rock and roll band with horns," and one of the longest-running and most successful bands in American history, will make its way to Maui Arts & Cultural (MACC) on Tuesday, Jan. 15, for a concert event that's sure to overflow with hits.
Formed in 1967, the original group started as a politically charged and experimental rock band and later moved to a softer, jazz-fusion sound. Chicago (originally called "The Big Thing" and then "Chicago Transit Authority") generated a steady stream of hits throughout the '70s and '80s.
The band's extraordinary career landed Chicago at No. 13 on Billboard's list of the Top 100 Artists of All Time. With 21 top 10 singles, five consecutive No. 1 albums and eleven No. 1 singles, Chicago is the first American band to chart Top 40 albums in five consecutive decades
Chicago, the “rock and roll band with horns,” will make its way to Maui Arts & Cultural on Tuesday, Jan. 15, for a concert event that’s sure to overflow with hit songs.
Chicago was also the American Music Awards' Favorite Rock Group in 1977 and 1986, and garnered a 1977 Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Group for "If You Leave Me Now."
Current band members include four of the founders: Robert Lamm, Lee Loughnane, James Pankow and Walter Parazaider. Jason Scheff joined the band in the '80s, Tris Imboden and Keith Howland joined in the '90s, and Lou Pardini and Walfredo Reyes Jr. became part of the group in the last decade.
Lamm wrote many of the band's biggest hits--"Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" "Beginnings," "25 to 6 or 4" and "Saturday in the Park." Chicago's list of hits is so long, there's not enough room to include them all, but you may recognize: "Make Me Smile," "Just You 'N' Me," "Old Days," "Hard to Say I'm Sorry," "Colour My World" and "Feelin' Stronger Everyday."
Tickets for the amphitheater concert are available for $45, $55, $75 and premium seats at $125 (plus applicable fees).
Gates open at 6 p.m. for food and beverages. Vendors include Guava, Gouda & Caviar, Teddy's Bigger Burgers, Brigit & Bernard's Garden Cafe, 'Ono Gelato and Maui Kazowie Kettlecorn.
Parking stalls can be pre-purchased for $25 in the MACC lot and $10 in the UHMC lot.
For tickets, call the MACC Box Office at 242-SHOW (7469) or go online to MauiArts.org.