Chicago Launches Summer Tour With Doobie Brothers

Article Contributed by Shore Fire Media | Published on Thursday, June 28, 2012

Chicago is set to launch a 25-date summer tour with support from the Doobie Brothers next month.  The relationship between the two bands dates back to the early 1970s, with this summer's tour marking the fifth time the legendary acts have hit the road together. Following separate sets loaded with their individual hits, the shows will culminate with a collaborative finale featuring classics from both acts.

With international album sales of more than 100 million, Chicago will return to Asia this fall where their fan-base has grown to extraordinary levels thanks to frequent tours in Japan, and recently, Korea, the Philippines and Australia. Chicago has also increased their touring presence in Europe, Scandinavia and South America over the past five years and expect to perform in these regions in the near future.

For the third consecutive year, the band is partnering with the American Cancer Society on the "Sing with Chicago" initiative, which gives fans the opportunity to sing “If You Leave Me Now” on-stage with the band at each of their shows.  Know for their constant charitable work, Chicago has also recently supported WhyHunger, Musicians On Call, Guide Dogs of America, and The Foundation Fighting Blindness. Additionally, portions of every ticket sold go to two charities: the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation, for whom the band has raised more than 1 million dollars over the last 17 years and whose research was recently taken over by the University Of Notre Dame; and to Hannah & Friends, an organization that helps adults and children with special needs.  The band and their manager recently build a four-unit home for the residents of Hannah & Friends.

Hailed as one of the "most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock and roll era" by former President Bill Clinton, Chicago is the first American band to chart Top 40 albums in five consecutive decades and Billboard's highest charting American band of all time. They have sold nearly 40 million albums in the US alone, and have had five #1 albums, 21 top ten singles, and 25 platinum albums.

Fans can get a taste of what's to come this summer with 'Chicago In Chicago,' a new DVD that captures the hometown headliners wowing a sold-out crowd in Chicago's Charter One Pavilion, culminating in an encore with the Doobie Brothers, which includes "25 or 6 to 4" and "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?"

Chicago Tour Dates:

July 11 - Tucson, AZ - Anselmo Valencia Amphitheatre*
July 13 - Stateline, CA - Harvey’s Lake Tahoe*
July 14 - Concord, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre*
July 15 - Los Angeles, CA - Gibson Amphitheatre*
July 17 - Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre*
July 19 - Quapaw, OK - Downstream Casino Resort
July 20 - Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre*
July 21 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion*
July 22 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*
July 24 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park*
July 25 - Boone, NC - Holmes Convocation Ctr., Appalachian State Univ.*
July 27 - Columbus, OH - Ohio State Fair*
July 28 - Chicago, IL - Charter One Pavilion*
July 29 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center*
August 1 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre*
August 2 - Pittsburgh, PA - First Niagara Pavilion*
August 4 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata*
August 5 - Raleigh, NC - Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek*
August 7 - Sylvania, OH - Centennial Terrace
August 16 - Mansfield, MA - Comcast Center*
August 18 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre*
August 19 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center*
August 21 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center*
August 23 - Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach*
August 24 - Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion*
August 25 - Gilford, NH - Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion*
August 26 - Hartford, CT - Comcast Theatre*
August 28 - Binghampton, NY - Anderson Ctr. For The Performing Arts (BU)
August 31 - Tuscaloosa, AL - Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre
September 2 - Orange Beach, AL - The Amphitheatre At The Wharf
September 7 - Las Vegas, NV - Las Vegas Hilton Theatre                      
September 8 - Las Vegas, NV - Las Vegas Hilton Theatre
September 11 - San Diego, CA - Humphrey’s
September 12 - San Jose, CA - Center For The Performing Arts
September 14 - Portland, OR - Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre
September 15 - Woodinville, WA - Chateau Ste. Michelle
September 16 - Boise, ID - Morrison Center For The Performing Arts
*w/ Doobie Brothers