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.

Date Concert Venue Location
Jul 01, 2023
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Chicago Bank of NH Pavilion Gilford, New Hampshire, United States
Jun 27, 2023
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Chicago The Theater at MGM National Harbor National Harbor, Maryland, United States
Jun 23, 2023
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Chicago NYCB Theatre at Westbury Westbury, New York, United States
Jun 21, 2023
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Chicago Kodak Center Rochester, New York, United States
Jun 16, 2023
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Chicago Old National Events Plaza Evansville, Indiana, United States
May 27, 2023
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Chicago Ozark Amphitheater Camdenton, Missouri, United States
May 26, 2023
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Chicago Starlight Theatre Kansas City, Missouri, United States
May 25, 2023
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Chicago Stephens Auditorium, Iowa State Center Ames, Iowa, United States
May 23, 2023
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Chicago Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts Salina, Kansas, United States
Show Duplicate for May 23, 2023
May 21, 2023
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Chicago Bluestem Center For The Arts Amphitheater Moorhead, Minnesota, United States
May 20, 2023
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Chicago Treasure Island Resort & Casino Welch, Minnesota, United States
May 19, 2023
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Chicago Four Winds Casino / Silver Creek Event Center New Buffalo, Michigan, United States
May 17, 2023
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Chicago Brown County Music Center Nashville, Indiana, United States
May 16, 2023
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Chicago The Louisville Palace Theatre Louisville, Kentucky, United States
May 13, 2023
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Chicago Xtream Arena Coralville, Iowa, United States
May 12, 2023
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Chicago Pinewood Bowl Amphitheater Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
May 10, 2023
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Chicago La Crosse Center Arena La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
May 09, 2023
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Chicago Riverside Theatre Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
May 07, 2023
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Chicago MGM Northfield Park - Center Stage Northfield, OH, US
May 06, 2023
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Chicago Rose Music Center at The Heights Huber Heights, Ohio, United States

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Chicago on Aug 1, 2007 [460-small]

Chicago
Aug 01, 2007
 Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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Mississippi River Festival 1978  on Jun 8, 1978 [805-small]

Mississippi River Festival 1978
Jun 08, 1978 - Sep 09, 1978
 Edwardsville, Illinois, United States
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Mississippi River Festival 1978  on Jun 8, 1978 [045-small]

Mississippi River Festival 1978
Jun 08, 1978 - Sep 09, 1978
 Edwardsville, Illinois, United States
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Mississippi River Festival 1978  on Jun 8, 1978 [046-small]

Mississippi River Festival 1978
Jun 08, 1978 - Sep 09, 1978
 Edwardsville, Illinois, United States
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Mississippi River Festival 1978  on Jun 8, 1978 [047-small]

Mississippi River Festival 1978
Jun 08, 1978 - Sep 09, 1978
 Edwardsville, Illinois, United States
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Mississippi River Festival 1978  on Jun 8, 1978 [048-small]

Mississippi River Festival 1978
Jun 08, 1978 - Sep 09, 1978
 Edwardsville, Illinois, United States
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Mississippi River Festival 1978  on Jun 8, 1978 [049-small]

Mississippi River Festival 1978
Jun 08, 1978 - Sep 09, 1978
 Edwardsville, Illinois, United States
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Mississippi River Festival 1978  on Jun 8, 1978 [053-small]

Mississippi River Festival 1978
Jun 08, 1978 - Sep 09, 1978
 Edwardsville, Illinois, United States
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Mississippi River Festival 1978  on Jun 8, 1978 [372-small]

Mississippi River Festival 1978
Jun 08, 1978 - Sep 09, 1978
 Edwardsville, Illinois, United States
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Mississippi River Festival 1978  on Jun 8, 1978 [373-small]

Mississippi River Festival 1978
Jun 08, 1978 - Sep 09, 1978
 Edwardsville, Illinois, United States
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Jimi Hendrix / Chicago / Cat Mother and the All Night Newsboys on Apr 26, 1969 [835-small]

Jimi Hendrix / Chicago / Cat Mother and the All Night Newsboys
Apr 26, 1969
 Inglewood, California, United States
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Chicago / illinois speed press on May 20, 1970 [952-small]

Chicago / illinois speed press
May 20, 1970
 Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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2023 42 concerts
2022 94 concerts
2021 94 concerts
2020 25 concerts
2019 98 concerts
2018 90 concerts
2017 99 concerts
2016 96 concerts
2015 79 concerts
2014 108 concerts
2013 100 concerts
2012 90 concerts
2011 99 concerts
2010 80 concerts
2009 87 concerts
2008 109 concerts
2007 101 concerts
2006 111 concerts
2005 86 concerts
2004 52 concerts
2003 37 concerts
2002 36 concerts
2001 30 concerts
2000 18 concerts
1999 8 concerts
1998 15 concerts
1997 11 concerts
1996 17 concerts
1995 13 concerts
1994 6 concerts
1993 5 concerts
1992 14 concerts
1991 11 concerts
1990 7 concerts
1989 37 concerts
1988 12 concerts
1987 14 concerts
1986 4 concerts
1985 11 concerts
1984 20 concerts
1983 9 concerts
1982 12 concerts
1981 4 concerts
1980 3 concerts
1979 10 concerts
1978 9 concerts
1977 17 concerts
1976 13 concerts
1975 31 concerts
1974 15 concerts
1973 20 concerts
1972 30 concerts
1971 39 concerts
1970 36 concerts
1969 33 concerts
1968 12 concerts
1967 2 concerts
1951 1 concert
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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.

Frequenty 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 78 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 2,362 concerts.

What genre is Chicago?

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

When is the next Chicago concert?

The next Chicago concert is on February 24, 2023 at The Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.

When was the last Chicago concert?

The last Chicago concert was on November 30, 2022 at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota, Florida, United States.

What songs does Chicago play live?

The songs that Chicago performs live vary, but here's the latest setlist that we have from the November 02, 2022 concert at Helen DeVitt Jones Theater at The Buddy Holly Hall in Lubbock, TX, US:

  1. Introduction
  2. Dialogue (Part I & II)
  3. Questions 67 & 68
  4. Call on Me
  5. Wake Up Sunshine
  6. (I've Been) Searchin' So Long
  7. Mongonucleosis
  8. If This Is Goodbye
  9. If You Leave Me Now
  10. Make Me Smile
  11. So Much to Say, So Much to Give
  12. Anxiety's Moment
  13. West Virginia Fantasies
  14. Colour My World
  15. To Be Free
  16. Now More Than Ever
  17. Alive Again
  18. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
  19. Old Days
  20. Hard Habit to Break
  21. You're the Inspiration
  22. Beginnings
  23. I'm a Man
  24. Just You 'n' Me
  25. Hard to Say I'm Sorry / Get Away
  26. Saturday in the Park
  27. Feelin' Stronger Every Day
  28. Free
  29. 25 or 6 to 4