Chicago – Earth, Wind & Fire
EARTH, WIND & FIRE
HEART AND SOUL TOUR 3.0
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2016
MTS CENTRE – WINNIPEG, MB
Doors: 6:30PM Show: 7:30PM
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, JUNE 24 @ 10AM
Due to popular demand, two of the most successful and critically-acclaimed bands CHICAGO and EARTH, WIND & FIRE announced their fall 2016 HEART AND SOUL TOUR 3.0, a 15-city trek across the U.S. and Canada following their hit summer 2015 Heart and Soul Tour and spring 2016 Heart and Soul Tour 2.0. The tour, promoted by Live Nation, will allow fans across North America the opportunity to see the Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling groups live beginning October 19 in Rochester, NY. The tour will continue through U.S cities such as Manchester, Albany and Eugene as well as make its first extensive run throughout Canada, visiting cities such as Montreal, Winnipeg and Vancouver. The tour will conclude on November 13 at Rimrock Auto Arena in Billings, MT.
American Express cardholders will have access to presale tickets in select cities beginning Tuesday, June 21 at 10 a.m. local time. General tickets in select cities will be available beginning Friday, June 24 at 10 a.m. local time. For complete presale details and ticket information, please visit www.livenation.com.
“Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire… The Heart and Soul Tour has thrilled audiences across the USA,” Robert Lamm of Chicago said. “Now it will be an honor to bring this celebration to our fans in Canada, finally! And it’s our honor once again to share the stage with our brothers.”
“There’s a saying that goes, ‘if it’s not broken there is no need to change it,” Indeed,” says Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind & Fire. “The powerful magic of Chicago and Earth, Wind &Fire works for both bands and fans alike. Here we go again!”
The Heart and Soul Tour’s initial run kicked off July 15, 2015 in Concord, CA. Fans in more than 25 cities such as Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Atlanta and Boston came out to wildly energetic, enthralling and critically-acclaimed shows. Due to high demand, the bands embarked on the 15-city Heart and Soul Tour 2.0 beginning March 23, 2016 in Jacksonville, FL before concluding on April 18 at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden.
Rolling Stone has hailed the co-headliners’ show an “effortlessly blending of catalogs into one superjam” while Atlanta Journal-Constitution called the show as “a combination of brilliantly constructed songs that infest your soul and dazzling showmanship that gets the job done.”
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch raved about the show’s finale, featuring both bands on stage, as a “winning combination and a fitting capper to an evening of music that was at once warmly nostalgic and stirringly vital.” Likewise, the Arizona Republic described the “joy they invested in bringing the show to a climax with all 21 musicians joining forces while treating the fans to such crowd-pleasing triumphs… was as contagious as the songs themselves.”
With more than 200 million albums sold and 20 GRAMMY® nominations between them, the tour will continue to provide unparalleled entertainment from two of America’s most legendary musical groups. Billboard hails that Chicago is one of “the most successful American rock band[s] of all time, in terms of both albums and singles” and “been able to fill arenas with satisfied fans” with music that has endured throughout time while Rolling Stone has described Earth, Wind & Fire as “a funk-fusion powerhouse that changed the sound and history of popular music.” In February 2016, Earth, Wind & Fire received a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award; in April, Chicago was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center after receiving their first nomination to be inducted since becoming eligible in 1994.
About Earth, Wind & Fire:
Earth, Wind & Fire is one of the most innovative and influential contemporary music forces of the 20th century. With a signature sound beyond category and a groove as deep as the soul of theplanet the band has impacted the history of music and pop culture for over four decades. EWF has sold over 90 million recordings earning them a solid spot as one of the all-time bestselling music artists. Rolling Stone and VH1 ranked Earth, Wind & Fire on their lists of the Greatest Artists of Rock & Roll. Originating from Chicago in 1969, EWF’s career achievements include a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award and an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2000), nine Grammy Awards and four American Music Awards. Earth, Wind & Fire’s music has influenced top contemporary artists around the world. Founded by music genius Maurice White; EWF’s co-founders Philip Bailey, Verdine White and Ralph Johnson continue to tour and perform to sold-out audiences around the world.
Hailed as one of the “most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock and roll era” by former President Bill Clinton, the legendaryrock and roll band with horns, Chicago, came in at #9, the highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine’s Hot 200 All-Time Top Artists. And Chicago is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six decades. Chicago’s album, Chicago Transit Authority, was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 2014. Lifetime achievements include a Grammy Award, multiple American Music Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Chicago street dedicated in their honor, and keys to and proclamations from an impressive list of US cities. Record sales top the 100,000,000 mark, and include 21 Top 10 singles, 5 consecutive Number One albums, 11 Number One singles and 5 Gold singles. An incredible 25 of their 36 albums have been certified platinum, and the band has a total of 47 gold and platinum awards. Chicago have toured every year since the beginning – they’ve never missed a year. The band is now in their 49th consecutive year of touring, and continue to be true ambassadors for their beloved hometown, carrying the city’s name with pride and dignity around the world. In 2015, Chicago received their first Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination and was inducted into the Hall on April 8, 2016 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.