Chicago comes to the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on May 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the US Cellular Center in Asheville.
Chicago is an American rock band formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois. Over a 46-year recording career, the band has issued 36 albums, sold well over 100 million records, and released 20 Top 10 pop and 22 Top 10 adult contemporary singles (15 of which broke the Top 10 on both charts). The band achieved the enviable feat of placing these hits on the Billboard charts in five different decades. Seventeen of its first 20 albums were certified platinum, nine of those multiplatinum and Chicago 17 hit platinum a whopping six times.
The story of Chicago is one of the most paradoxical in the history of American music. Starting out in the late 1960s as a horn-dominated underground rock band verging on the avant-garde in its use of dissonance, jazz voicings and extended compositions, Chicago initially seemed to have little if any chance of AM radio success. Yet, within a year, the group had three Top 10 singles (“Make Me Smile,” “25 or 6 to 4” and “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is”), and were selling out arenas from coast to coast.
Chicago band members include Peter Cetera, Terry Kath, Robert Lamm, Lee Loughnane, James Pankow, Walter Parazaider and Danny Seraphine. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame in 2016.
Tickets cost $69.50 – $125 and are on sale now and will be available through the USCC Box Office, online at Ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 800-745-3000.