On this lovely spring night, Chicago performed at the Sands Bethlehem Events Center. Chicago has an uncanny ability to pour through as many hits as possible as they are the first band to chart in Billboard’s Top Pop 40 in six consecutive decades, along with having 47 albums having gone gold or platinum. Yet, Chicago never forgets where they have came from with their impressive catalog of music.
The night was as visually appealing as it was musically appealing. Curtains adorned the stage along with screens portraying different colors in the background. Chicago poured through their extensive catalog keeping the people singing and dancing throughout the night. They brought it back to a time where music was supposed to tell stories and supposed to make a person feel good. They did this with “Introduction” and the songs “Questions 67 & 68” and “Dialogue I & II” made it feel like an intimate setting, and the whole band joined the stage for their massive song “Wake Up Sunshine”. I felt the energy as the crowd immediately erupted into this song.
There was an awesome drum duel during the set with fire accompanying the drum duel. I felt the cell phone lights luminating as they sang their ballad “Hard To Tell You/I’m Sorry”. Chicago performs and sings with just as much emotion as they did the first time they performed that song.
Chicago has shown why they have done it for 52 years and counting. They’re a big arena band with an intimate living room feel to them. I am looking forward to the next time they come around.
Fans can check out the setlist from the night here.
Fans can check out Chicago at the upcoming tour dates:
Fri. 5/3- Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta, Ohio
Sat. 5/4- Old National Centre in Indianapolis, Indiana
Sun. 5/5- The Rose Music Center in Huber Heights, Ohio
Tue. 5/7- Old National Events Plaza in Evansville, Indiana
Wed. 5/8- UIS Sangamon Auditorium in Springfield, Illinois
Fri. 5/10- Bluestem Amphitheater in Moorhead, Minnesota
Sat. 5/11- Treasure Island Resort & Casino in Welch, Minnesota
Sun. 5/12- Overture Center For The Arts in Madison, Wisconsin
Tue. 5/14- Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton, Wisconsin
Wed. 5/15- AMSOIL Arena in Duluth, Minnesota
Fri. 5/17- Stir Cove in Council Bluffs, Iowa
Sat. 5/18- McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Sun. 5/19- Starlight Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri
Tue. 5/21- Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Wed. 5/22- Performing Arts Center in Des Moines, Iowa
Fri. 5/24- Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre in Toledo, Ohio
Sat. 5/25- Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Sun. 5/26- Caesars Windsor in Windsor, Canada
For tickets and further information on this leg of the tour click here.
Fans can find CHICAGO at the following locations:
- Photo Credit: Kim Casper at Garden State Band Connection