Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago Announce Heart and Soul Tour
The Chicago and Earth Wind & Fire Heart and Soul Tour kicks off July 15 in Concord, Calif., with 25 dates, including DTE Energy Music Theater in Clarkston on Aug. 26.
Chicago’s Lee Loughnane said: “One of the most exciting things about the show is when both bands perform at the end of the concert. Having these 21 very talented musicians playing our greatest hits together puts the excitement level at a fever pitch!”
Earth, Wind & Fire’s Philip Bailey said: “We are looking forward to it ourselves.”
Between them, Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire, with both groups from Chicago, have sold more than 200 million albums and snagged 20 Grammy nominations.
Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2000, Earth, Wind & Fire — which includes co-founders Bailey, Verdine White and Ralph Johnson — has won eight Grammy Awards.
While Chicago’s album Chicago Transit Authority was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2014, the band is still not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. That despite it being the first American band with top 40 albums in six different decades, with 11 No. 1 singles, 21 top 10 singles, five consecutive No. 1 albums and 25 of 36 albums certified platinum along with a Grammy Award in its 48 years in existence.
The tour is being promoted by Live Nation. Tickets for most dates, including Clarkston, go on sale at 10 a.m. EST March 13.
Chicago and Earth Wind & Fire Heart and Soul Tour
July 15 — Concord, Calif., Concord Pavilion
July 17 — Las Vegas, Axis at Planet Hollywood
July 18 — Los Angeles, The Forum
July 21 — Phoenix, Ak-Chin Pavilion
July 23 — Austin, Texas, Austin360 Amphitheater
July 24 — Dallas, Gexa Energy Pavilion
July 25 — Houston, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
July 28 — Denver, Pepsi Center
July 31– St. Louis, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 2 — Noblesville, Ind., Klipsch Music Center
Aug. 4 — Atlanta, Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Aug. 14 — Bristow, Va., Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 15 — Camden, N.J., Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 16 — Wantagh, N.Y., Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 18 — Holmdel, N.J., PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 21 — Kansas City, Mo., Starlight Theater
Aug. 25 — Cincinnati, Riverbend Music Center
Aug. 26 — Clarkston, DTE Energy Music Theater
Aug. 28 — Toronto, Molson Canadian Amphitheater
Aug. 29 — Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Aug. 30 — Boston, Xfinity Center
Sept. 1 — Bethel, N.Y., Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Sept. 4 — Raleigh, N.C., Walnut Creek Amphitheater
Sept. 5 — Virginia Beach, Va., Farm Bureau Live
Sept. 6 — Atlantic City, N.J., Borgata Events Center