Chicago Concert History

Chicago is an American rock band formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois. The self-described "rock and roll band with horns" began as a politically charged, sometimes experimental, rock band and later moved to a predominantly softer sound, generating several hit ballads. They had a steady stream of hits throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Second only to The Beach Boys in Billboard singles and albums chart success among American bands, Chicago is one of the longest-running and most successful rock groups in history.

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Sep 07, 2024
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Chicago / Earth, Wind & Fire Acrisure Arena in Greater Palm Springs Palm Desert, California, United States
Sep 06, 2024
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Earth, Wind & Fire / Chicago Kia Forum Inglewood, California, United States
Sep 03, 2024
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Chicago / Earth, Wind & Fire Climate Pledge Arena Seattle, Washington, United States
Sep 01, 2024
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Earth, Wind & Fire / Chicago Toyota Pavilion at Concord Concord, California, United States
Aug 31, 2024
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Chicago / Earth, Wind & Fire North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre Chula Vista, California, United States
Aug 29, 2024
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Earth, Wind & Fire / Chicago Footprint Center Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Aug 26, 2024
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Chicago / Earth, Wind & Fire Simmons Bank Arena North Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
Aug 24, 2024
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Earth, Wind & Fire / Chicago The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion The Woodlands, Texas, United States
Aug 23, 2024
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Chicago / Earth, Wind & Fire Dickies Arena Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Aug 20, 2024
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Earth, Wind & Fire / Chicago Bridgestone Arena Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Aug 19, 2024
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Chicago / Earth, Wind & Fire Ameris Bank Amphitheatre Alpharetta, Georgia, United States
Aug 17, 2024
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Earth, Wind & Fire / Chicago iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Aug 16, 2024
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Chicago / Earth, Wind & Fire MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre, Florida State Fairgrounds Tampa, Florida, United States
Aug 13, 2024
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Earth, Wind & Fire / Chicago PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Aug 12, 2024
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Chicago / Earth, Wind & Fire Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Aug 03, 2024
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Earth, Wind & Fire / Chicago

Heart & Soul 2024 Tour

PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel, New Jersey, United States
Aug 02, 2024
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Chicago / Earth, Wind & Fire Jiffy Lube Live Bristow, Virginia, United States
Jul 31, 2024
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Earth, Wind & Fire / Chicago Freedom Mortgage Pavilion Camden, New Jersey, United States
Jul 30, 2024
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Chicago / Earth, Wind & Fire Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States

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Mississippi River Festival 1978
Jun 8, 1978
 Edwardsville, Illinois, United States
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Earth Wind & Fire / Chicago
Sep 2, 2009
 Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
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Chicago
Jun 24, 2023
 Farmingville, New York, United States
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Chicago
Jun 18, 2023
 Highland Park, Illinois, United States
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"Free"


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Oct 7, 2023
 Clearwater, Florida, United States
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Chicago / James Gang on Apr 19, 1970 [687-small]

Chicago / James Gang
Apr 19, 1970
 Toledo, Ohio, United States
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Chicago on Mar 2, 1974 [721-small]

Chicago
Mar 2, 1974
 Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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Chicago on Mar 23, 1974 [737-small]

Chicago
Mar 23, 1974
 New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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Chicago on Mar 16, 1974 [738-small]

Chicago
Mar 16, 1974
 Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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Jimi Hendrix / Chicago / Fat Mattress on May 10, 1969 [822-small]

Jimi Hendrix / Chicago / Fat Mattress
May 10, 1969
 Charleston, West Virginia, United States
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Chicago on Feb 1, 1970 [845-small]

Chicago
Feb 1, 1970
 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Jimi Hendrix / Chicago / Fat Mattress on May 10, 1969 [430-small]

Jimi Hendrix / Chicago / Fat Mattress
May 10, 1969
 Charleston, West Virginia, United States
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Chicago on Feb 13, 2024 [299-small]

Chicago
Feb 13, 2024
 Austin, Texas, United States
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Chicago on Sep 1, 1976 [136-small]

Chicago
Sep 1, 1976
 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Chicago on Jun 12, 2012 [047-small]

Chicago
Jun 12, 2012
 Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Chicago on Jun 12, 2012 [048-small]

Chicago
Jun 12, 2012
 Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Chicago on Jun 12, 2012 [049-small]

Chicago
Jun 12, 2012
 Chicago, Illinois, United States
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2022 96 concerts
2021 96 concerts
2020 26 concerts
2019 103 concerts
2018 91 concerts
2017 101 concerts
2016 98 concerts
2015 80 concerts
2014 108 concerts
2013 101 concerts
2012 91 concerts
2011 99 concerts
2010 80 concerts
2009 87 concerts
2008 109 concerts
2007 102 concerts
2006 111 concerts
2005 86 concerts
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2003 38 concerts
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2001 29 concerts
2000 18 concerts
1999 10 concerts
1998 18 concerts
1997 14 concerts
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1995 14 concerts
1994 5 concerts
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1992 15 concerts
1991 11 concerts
1990 11 concerts
1989 44 concerts
1988 16 concerts
1987 20 concerts
1986 5 concerts
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1984 22 concerts
1983 10 concerts
1982 14 concerts
1981 4 concerts
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Mon C Feb 08, 2023

Manila, Philippines - February 7, 1993 at Folk Arts Theater


Dawn Nov 24, 2021

We saw them in Berlin Germany in 1977 but not listed here


Chicagofan Jan 30, 2021

chicago at Maple Leaf Gardens Toronto Canada Monday February 1 1971. Concert delayed due to instruments held at the border. Started at 11:30 pm. Went to 2 am


Lynn Howard Oct 25, 2020

I swear I saw Chicago and Three Dog Night in Honolulu in the early 70's. Anyone know about that?


Baskinginit Sep 13, 2020

I saw Chicago at the Konocti Harbor Resort on March 21, 1995 in Kelseyville, CA. That show isn't listed.


Debbie1974 Sep 02, 2020

You are missing a concert in Salt Lake City UT, Salt Palace, July 15, 1974


Zimtrim May 29, 2020

Clippings have been posted for the Chicago concert at Hynes Auditorium: Boston, Massachusetts 1972-05-30/31


Don B May 01, 2020

That's correct. I haven't seen them in Boston either. So why did you comment?


Penny5684 Apr 30, 2020

@Mike Belcher - You post the concerts/dates that you’ve been to, not ALL dates. I’ve never seen them in Boston...


Don B Apr 30, 2020

Mike Belcher you need to post it on the site!


Mike Belcher Apr 30, 2020

Missing a Chicago concert May 31, 1972 at John B. Hynes Hall, Boston, Mass.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


When and how did Chicago start?

Chicago is named after the city in which the band formed: Chicago, Illinois. However, the band also performed under other names before becoming Chicago. These included "Big Thing" and "Chicago Transit Authority". The band officially became “Chicago” in 1970.

What was the original name of Chicago?

Chicago was first known as "Big Thing". After moving to Los Angeles, California, and signing to Columbia Records, they changed their name to "Chicago Transit Authority" in 1968. In 1970, they shortened the name to "Chicago" after their first album was released.

Who were the original members of Chicago and who is still in the band?

Chicago started with original band members Terry Kath, Robert Lamm, Danny Seraphine, Walter Parazaider, Lee Loughnane, and James Pankow. There are only three original members still in the band today: Lamm, Loughnane, and Pankow.

What members of Chicago have died?

Terry Kath was the lead singer and guitarist for Chicago. He died on January 23, 1978, due to an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot to the head with the automatic pistol he usually carried. After his death, Chicago nearly disbanded but fortunately did not. In 1997, the band members honored Kath when they released their album The Innovative Guitar of Terry Kath.

How did Terry Kath die?

Following a party, lead singer and guitarist Terry Kath jokingly placed the barrel of his pistol next to his head. He casually said that the gun was not loaded and playfully pulled the trigger to his head. Unfortunately, the gun was loaded, and Kath accidentally killed himself. He died on January 23, 1978.

Why did Danny Seraphine leave Chicago?

Danny Seraphine was a member of Chicago for over 23 years. In what has been called a power play, he was fired from the Chicago band in 1990 by other band members to accommodate drummer Tris Imboden.

How old is Peter Cetera?

Peter Cetera was the lead vocalist and bassist of Chicago from 1967 to 1985. He was born on September 13, 1944 and is 79 years old.

Why did Peter Cetera leave Chicago and who replaced him?

Peter Cetera decided to leave the Chicago band in 1985 to focus on his solo career. While he offered to continue playing with Chicago while also creating his own music apart from the band, the other band mates declined and replaced Cetera with Jason Scheff.

What is the net worth of Peter Cetera?

Because of his legendary career as a singer, songwriter, producer, and musician, Peter Cetera’s estimated net worth is around $40 million.

Why is Walter Parazaider not touring with Chicago?

Walter Parazaider played the saxophone, clarinet, flute, and backing vocals for Chicago. He retired from touring with Chicago in 2017 following a heart condition. On April 19, 2021, Parazaider released a statement announcing that he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

How many concerts has Chicago had?

Chicago has had 2,635 concerts.

What genre is Chicago?

Chicago is most often considered to be Rock, Pop, Pop Rock, Singer-Songwriter, Jazz, Classic Rock, Folk Rock, Soft Rock, Album Oriented Rock (AOR), Mellow Gold, Adult Standards, Jazz Rock, Yacht Rock, American Orchestra, Adult Contemporary, and Chamber Orchestra.

When is the next Chicago concert?

The next Chicago concert is on March 02, 2024 at The Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.

When was the last Chicago concert?

The last Chicago concert was on February 28, 2024 at The Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.

What setlist does Chicago play live?

The songs that Chicago performs live vary, but here's the latest setlist that we have from the November 18, 2023 concert at Ovation Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States:

  1. Introduction
  2. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
  3. Beginnings
  4. Questions 67 & 68
  5. Listen
  6. South California Purples
  7. Poem 58
  8. I'm a Man
  9. Dialogue (Part I & II)
  10. Call on Me
  11. (I've Been) Searchin' So Long
  12. Mongonucleosis
  13. Street Player
  14. Make Me Smile
  15. Colour My World
  16. To Be Free
  17. Now More Than Ever
  18. Alive Again
  19. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
  20. Old Days
  21. Hard Habit to Break
  22. Wishing You Were Here
  23. Happy Man
  24. If You Leave Me Now
  25. Look Away
  26. Magical Mystery Tour
  27. Just You 'n' Me
  28. Hard to Say I'm Sorry / Get Away
  29. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
  30. In the Country
  31. Saturday in the Park
  32. Free
  33. You're the Inspiration
  34. Feelin' Stronger Every Day
  35. 25 or 6 to 4

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