One of the most successful and critically acclaimed rock bands of all time, Chicago, announced today that due to popular demand, it will return to The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas in 2023 for the sixth year in a row for an eight-show limited engagement. The shows will be held on February 24 and 25 and March 1, 3, 4, 8, 10 and 11, 2023 at 8 p.m.
Hailed 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. And Chicago is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six consecutive decades.
Multi-GRAMMY Award-winning, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band Chicago’s 38th studio album, BORN FOR THIS MOMENT, arrived July 15 via BMG on the heels of the previously released single “If This is Goodbye,” now climbing the charts of radio. The album is available here.
Tickets start at $49.95, plus applicable fees, and will go on sale to the general public Monday, Oct. 24 at 10 a.m. PT.Tickets will be available for purchase at Ticketmaster.com, VenetianLasVegas.com, any box office at The Venetian Resort, or by calling 702.414.9000 or 866.641.7469. Chicago fan club members will have access to a pre-sale beginning Thursday, Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. PT. The Venetian Resort Grazie® Rewards members, as well as Live Nation and Ticketmaster customers, will receive access to a pre-sale beginning Friday, Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. PT. All pre-sales will end Sunday, Oct. 23 at 10 p.m. PT.
Featuring the signature sounds Chicago fans have come to love, BORN FOR THIS MOMENT, produced by Joe Thomas, captures the true heart of this legendary band. Over the entire course of 14 vibrant new songs, BORN FOR THIS MOMENT encapsulates the unique blend of award-winning and personal songwriting, multilayered harmonic vocalizations, and world-class arrangements that have been electrifying audiences across the globe for decades.
On September 30, 2022, Gravitas Ventures released Chicago’s documentary “The Last Band on Stage” directed by Peter Curtis Pardini and narrated by the band’s longtime friend and actor Joe Mantegna. On March 14, 2020, Chicago was the last band playing in the U.S. as COVID lockdowns begin. “The Last Band on Stage” tells the incredible story of how the 55 year-old band survived a pandemic that stopped the world in its tracks.
“Chicago has faced many obstacles in lasting 55 years, but the pandemic was possibly their greatest challenge. I’m excited for people to see the story of how they got back to the stage to continue performing,” said director Peter Curtis Pardini. “We’re excited to be bringing ‘The Last Band on Stage’ to audiences worldwide. This funny and informative documentary offers an inside look at how the legendary band Chicago were able to produce content even during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Gravitas Ventures’ Acquisition Coordinator, Mackenzie Maguire.
In the summer of 2022, Chicago and Brian Wilson, co-founder of the Beach Boys, with Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin, embarked on a co-headlining 25-city tour across the U.S. With both Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees, the Live Nation-produced tour brought together the timeless music of Chicago and the classic sounds of Brian Wilson.
Chicago received The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award from the GRAMMYS, which celebrates performers who have made outstanding contributions of artistic significance to the field of recording. A special award ceremony and tribute concert celebrating the honorees was held in 2020.