Formed in 1967, Chicago is a rock band from, as entitled, in Chicago, Illinois. The band has a unique soft sound, becoming famous thanks to producing a number of soft smooth ballads. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, the band had a steady stream of hits and Chicago tickets have been selling out for over thirty years. In fact, Chicago is one of the longest running and most successful U.S. pop/rock and roll groups second only to the Beach Boys in terms of singles and albums. Fans have loyally been devoted to the band buying up Chicago tickets all over the world. A leading U.S. singles charting group during the 1970s according to Billboard, Chicago has sold over 120 million albums worldwide. More specifically, Chicago attained 22 gold, 18 platinum, and 8 multi-platinum albums, including five number one albums and twenty-one top ten hits.
In the beginning, Chicago was formed by a group of DePaul University music students. At first, the students began playing at late-night jams at clubs both on and off campus. They would eventually add more members to the group and grow to seven members. When they went professional early on, they called themselves "The Big Thing". The band featured an "unusually" versatile line-up of instrumentalists, including saxophonist Walter Parazaider, trombonist James Pankow, and trumpet player Lee Loughnane. However, Chicago also included more traditional rock instruments - guitarist Terry Kath, keyboardist Robert Lamm, drummer Danny Seraphine, and bassist Peter Cetera. However, the bassist was the last to join the original group, proving that the unorthodox was first on the mind of the band.
The group worked on original songs while gaining more and more success as a cover band. Then, in June 1968, the band moved to Los Angeles, California under the guidance of James William Guercio, the band's friend and manager. There, in Los Angeles, the band signed with Columbia Records. Thanks to the move west, "The Big Thing" changed their name to Chicago Transit Authority.
Chicago's first record was released in April 1969, "The Chicago Transit Authority." The album was a double album, virtually unheard of for a rookie band, which further indulged the "unorthodox" theme of the band. It was then fans started to turn out en mass with Chicago tickets. Chicago's first album included jazz and Latin influence, and experimental, feedback-laden guitar abstraction. Although a huge risk to be taken in by the large masses of fans, music from the album received heavy airplay. Fans with Chicago tickets would always be treated to a unique show with a big band sound. Shortly after their success the band shortened their name to just "Chicago." A large reason as to why was because of the actual Chicago Transit Authority threatened legal action if they did not. Pretty much if it?s summer time, you can bet Chicago tickets will be on sale and the band will be treating their loyal ban base to a fun night of mellow ballads and big band sound. Don?t miss out on the opportunity to see this historic band, get your Chicago tickets now from JustGreatTickets.com.