Heart & Soul Tour 2.0
LEGENDARY BANDS EARTH, WIND & FIRE AND CHICAGO ANNOUNCE 2016 TOUR:
CHICAGO AND EARTH, WIND & FIRE – HEART AND SOUL TOUR 2.0
– 15 Co-Headline U.S. Spring Tour Dates Due To High Demand; Tickets On Sale Starting November 20 at LiveNation.com –
LOS ANGELES (November 12, 2015) – Two of the most successful and critically-acclaimed bands Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago announced the Heart and Soul Tour 2.0 – 15 additional U.S. dates following their hit summer Heart And Soul Tour – due to popular demand. Promoted by Live Nation, fans across the country will be able to see the Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling groups live beginning March 23, 2016 in Jacksonville, FL. The tour will continue through cities such as Milwaukee, Columbus and Tampa before concluding on April 18 at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden.
American Express and Citi® cardmembers will have access to pre-sale tickets in select cities beginning Monday, Nov. 16 at 12:00 p.m. local time. General tickets for select cities will be available beginning Friday, Nov. 20 at 10 a.m. local time. For complete pre-sale details and ticket information, please visit www.livenation.com.
“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!”
“I’m excited to be starting another leg of the Heart and Soul tour,” said Lee Loughnane of Chicago. “Both bands are playing great and when we play together, the show rises to another level. Come see the concert. You won’t be disappointed.”
The tour’s initial run kicked off on July 15 in Concord, CA and concluded on September 6 in Atlantic City, NJ. Fans in more than 25 cities such as Los Angeles, New York City, Las Vegas, Atlanta and Boston came out to wildly energetic, enthralling and critically-acclaimed shows.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution hailed the show as “a combination of brilliantly constructed songs that infest your soul and dazzling showmanship that gets the job done” while 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 October 2015, Chicago received their first nomination to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since becoming eligible in 1994; Earth, Wind & Fire was inducted into the Hall in 2000.
Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire – Heart and Soul Tour 2.0
All dates, venues and cities below subject to change.
*American Express pre-sale beginning November 16 @ 12 p.m. local
**Citi® pre-sale beginning November 16 @ 12 p.m. local
***American Express pre-sale beginning November 23 @ 12 p.m. local
Nadine Lewis | Mar 2, 2016 at 4:45 am
I live in a rural part of Maine and am wondering where is the closest place you will be playing? Boston or perhaps Connecticut?
I am a life time fan of EWF and especially Phillip Bailey! Love your voice and the passion that you express. I really makes me smile.
Sherise Patterson | Apr 1, 2016 at 5:35 pm
Loved the show, all of you are awesome> Thank you for providing great and soulful concert.
You just continue to get better and better.
nikki olson | Jun 25, 2016 at 2:06 am
You will never know I excited I am that you are coming to Billings Montana….not just for myself…but my Mom…. she is 91 and has been a fan for many years…always saying that she would love to see Earth Wind and Fire in concert…I often check to see where you are touring hoping it would be near us….needless to say when your tour was announced last week my Mom was beside herself….and has been grinning ear to ear since…I bought our tickets today…first in line….couldn’t afford front row like she wanted but…she is happy to just be going…at 91 she is amazing…lives alone, drives….and still smart and fun as ever….I doubt that you have many 91 year fans and was hoping if there is anyway she meet the band it would mean the world to her…her life has not been easy…widowed at 49 and has suffered many deaths and tragedies..but she has remained positive. I admire my mom so much..she is not only my mom but my best friend…her name is Helene Darling…and she is a darling and a hoot to be around…you would all get a kick out of her…I know your time at concerts is very limited…mom used to be concession manager at Metra..where you are playing..for 16 years so she knows all the ins and outs of concert life!! I appreciate your time and look forward to hearing back from you….blessings …nikki