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Chicago to perform in Kelowna

The legendary band Chicago will perform March 13 at Prospera Place.  -
The legendary band Chicago will perform March 13 at Prospera Place.
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The group Chicago will be bringing its signature sound that has married rock'n roll with a horn section for the past 40 years for a concert in Kelowna  March 13, 2014, at Prospera Place.

While the group has undergone personnel changes over its career, Chicago has continued to make its mark on the album charts for four decades, most recently in March of this year with the release of a two-disc bestseller, The Very Best of Chicago, which reached #13 on the album charts.

Lifetime achievements include a Grammy Award, multiple American Music Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Chicago street dedicated in their honour, record sales that top the 100,000,000 mark amassed from  21 Top 10 singles, five consecutive Number One albums, 11 Number One singles and 5 gold singles.

Twenty-five of Chicago's 34 albums have been certified platinum, and the band has a total of 47 gold and platinum awards.

The current line-up for the group includes s original band members Robert Lamm on keyboards, vocals, Lee Loughnane on trumpet, James Pankow on trombone and Walt Parazaider on woodwinds, as well as Jason Scheff on bass, vocals, Tris Imboden on drums, Keith Howland on guitar, Lou Pardini on keyboards, vocals and Wally Reyes on percussion.

For the past four years, Chicago have raised over a quarter of a million dollars to fight breast cancer for the American Cancer Society by having a winning bidder come on stage and sing “If You Leave Me Now” at every concert. The band ia once again doing it in honor of their friend, Paqui Kelly, the wife of Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly, who is a breast cancer survivor.

Tickets go on sale Friday, Oct. 4, 10 a.m., priced at $46/person.Charge by phone at 250-762-5050.

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