Article Contributed by fullcoverage c… | Published on Sunday, July 30, 2023

Three very special guests--six-time Grammy nominee pedal steel virtuoso Robert Randolph, guitarist Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, and the world-renowned a cappella quintet, VoicePlay—have been added to the exciting lineup of Decades Rock Live’s latest concert production, “Chicago & Friends.”

The legendary multi-Platinum band Chicago has partnered with award-winning producer, “Decades” series creator and co-founder of FanTracks, Barry Summers, to create an exclusive Chicago show unlike any other show they’ve ever performed on tour. They’ll perform their greatest hits with some very special guests, including previously announced guitar virtuoso Steve Vai paying tribute to the band’s original lead guitarist, Terry Kath, Robin Thicke, Chris Daughtry, and even more guests to be announced in the coming weeks.

Set for Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18 at Ovation Hall at the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, NJ, these shows are being filmed on a custom-built LED stage set with over 30 4k cameras for global distribution that will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Chicago-themed weekend at Ocean Casino Resort will include a special “Decades” VIP Party, exclusive VIP Packages, exclusive merchandise, and on Saturday, November 18 there will be a VIP Champagne Brunch. Tickets are available now via Ticketmaster.com and Ocean Casino Resort box office. For more information, visit theOceanAC.com.

To celebrate the 55th Anniversary of Chicago's groundbreaking double-Platinum debut album, CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY, the band will perform songs from the album both nights, including never-before-performed songs from the classic album along with the band's greatest hits. The band will also perform some of their classics unplugged during both shows.

Prior Decades Specials have featured:

    Heart with Carrie Underwood, Alice In Chains, Jane’s Addiction’s Dave Navarro, Gretchen Wilson, Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan and Rufus Wainwright

    Lynyrd Skynyrd with 3 Doors Down, Bo Bice and Hank Williams Jr.

    The Doors with Ray Manzarak, Robby Krieger, The Cult’s Ian Asbury, Jane’s Addiction’s Perry Ferrell, Macy Gray, Antigone Rising, Vanilla Fudge, Pat Travers and John Sebastian

    Bonnie Raitt with Norah Jones, Ben Harper, Keb Mo and Alison Kraus

    The Pretenders with Incubus, Iggy Pop, Kings of Leon and Garbage’s Shirley Manson

    Cyndi Lauper with Velvet Revolver’s Scott Weiland, Train’s Pat Monahan, Shaggy and Ani DiFranco

   Elvis Costello with Death Cab For Cutie, Fiona Apple and Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong


With more than 100 million albums sold worldwide, in addition to being in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the multi-Grammy Award winning band has been hailed by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the "most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock and roll era.” The legendary rock and roll band with horns, Chicago, came in as the highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine's Top 125 Artists of All Time. Chicago recently received The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award from the GRAMMYS and was previously inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame in 2014. Band members Robert Lamm and James Pankow have been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2017. Further to that, the band has 21 Top 10 singles, five consecutive Number One albums, 11 #1 singles and five Gold singles, with a total of 48 Gold and Platinum awards. The original three band members are Robert Lamm on keyboards and vocals, Lee Loughnane on trumpet and vocals and James Pankow on trombone. The band line-up also includes Ray Herrmann on sax and flute, Wally Reyes, Jr. on drums, Neil Donell on vocals, Ramon "Ray" Yslas on percussion, Tony Obrohta on guitar, Loren Gold on keyboards and vocals, and Eric Baines on bass and vocals.