CHICAGO DEBUTS NEW SONG “LOVE LIVES ON” ON ULTIMATECLASSICROCK.COM; NEW ALBUM “NOW” CHICAGO XXXVI TO BE RELEASED IN THE U.S. JULY 8 VIA FRONTIERS RECORDS

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DATE:  JUNE 10, 2014

 

FROM:  TODD BRODGINSKI / RECKONING PR

 

 

 

CHICAGO

 

DEBUTS NEW SONG “LOVE LIVES ON”

 

TODAY ON ULTIMATECLASSICROCK.COM

 

NEW ALBUM “NOW” CHICAGO XXXVI

 

TO BE RELEASED IN THE U.S. JULY 8 VIA FRONTIERS RECORDS

 

 

 

CHICAGO-one of the longest running, successful and iconic rock bands in American musical history-debuted a new song, “Love Lives On,” today via ULTIMATECLASSICROCK.COM. Check out the lyric video here: http://ultimateclassicrock.com/chicago-love-lives-on-lyric-video/ The band-founding members ROBERT LAMM (keyboard, guitars, vocals), LEE LOUGHNANE (trumpet, guitar, percussion, vocals), JAMES PANKOW (trombone, percussion, keyboards, vocals), WALTER PARAZAIDER (woodwinds, backing vocals) along with JASON SCHEFF (bass, vocals), TRIS IMBODEN (drums, percussion), KEITH HOWLAND (guitars, vocals), LOU PARDINI (keyboards, vocals) and WALFREDO REYES, Jr., (percussion)-is gearing up to release their 36th album “NOW” CHICAGO XXXVI in the U.S. July 8 via Frontiers Records. “Love Lives On” is available as an instant grat on iTunes for fans who pre-order the album (for those who don’t know, this means the song will automatically download to their iTunes once they complete the pre-order purchase).

 

Of the new song, co-written by JASON SCHEFF and JIMMY PANKOW, SCHEFF said, “You just never know where songs are going to end up…you just start batting ideas around, sharing life’s experiences and then something magical happens. We never really thought it would have the impact it’s had but it’s taken on a life of its own, as songs often do.   It’s almost as if the teller of the story could be speaking from the afterlife and people are starting to come forward telling us that’s what they’re thinking about when they hear it. It’s one of my favorite compositions I’ve even been involved with and feel lucky to have been at the right place, at the right time to have helped capture it.”  PANKOW added, “Jason brought in a new track called ‘Love Lives On.’ I was so moved by the haunting nature of the song I begged to add my signature. Jason and I got together and–wow!–we came up with something very special!”

 

Featuring 11 brand-new, original songs from the group known for their groundbreaking rock-with-horns sound, “NOW” CHICAGO XXXVI was written and recorded on the road during the band’s rigorous, never-ending tour schedule, playing for fans who have supported them since they formed in 1967. They kick off a European tour June 26 in Paris, France before hitting Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria and Norway. They return to the U.S for a tour with R.E.O. SPEEDWAGON including an August 1 date at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre, have an August 9 show in Chicago as well as New York-area shows August 16 at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ and August 17 at Jones Beach in Wantagh, NY. Tour dates can be found here: http://www.chicagotheband.com/tour.html 

 

Pre-orders for “NOW” CHICAGO XXXVI are available on the band’s website here: http://chicago-now.com/ as well as via Amazon here http://smarturl.it/CGO_Amz_Preorder and iTunes: http://georiot.co/chicagonow 

 

Check out the album’s EPK here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOH5g4s_V7k 

 

Originally formed as the CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY in 1967, the band found almost immediate success and have become a bona fide institution of American music. Their signature sound of solid rock songs augmented by the best horns in the business has endeared them to several generations of music fans. Hit singles include “If You Leave Me Now,” “Saturday In The Park,” “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is,” “Feelin’ Stronger Every Day,” “25 or 6 to 4,” “Beginnings,” “I’m A Man,” “Hard To Say I’m Sorry,” “(I’ve Been) Searching So Long,” “Look Away,” “Just You And Me” and “Old Days,” among others. The band has accumulated a total of 47 gold and platinum records awards and their Chicago Transit Authority album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame this year.

 

Here’s the “NOW” CHICAGO XXXVI track listing:

 

–Now

–More Will Be Revealed

–America

–Crazy Happy

–Free At Last

–Love Lives On

–Something’s Coming, I Know

–Watching All The Colors

–Nice Girl

–Naked In The Garden of Allah

–Another Trippy Day

 

 

Date:                 City:               Venue:

Thur 6/26

Paris, France

Olympia

Sat 6/28

Padova, Italy

Grand Teatro Geox

Tue 7/1

Barcelona, Spain

L’Auditori

Wed 7/2

Madrid, Spain

Mad Garden Festival

Thur 7/3

Fuengirola, Spain

Sohail Castle

Sun 7/6

Bonn, Germany

Kunstrasen

Mon 7/7

Frankfurt, Germany

Jahrjunderthalle

Thu 7/10

Berlin, Germany

Admiralspalast

Fri 7/11

Leipzig, Germany

Parbuhne

Sat 7/12

Wisen, Austria

Lovely Days Festival

Mon 7/14

Munich, Germany

Tollwood

Tue 7/15

Stuttgart, Germany

Beethovensaal

Fri 7/18

Langesund, Norway

Wrightegarden

 

 

 

 

With REO SPEEDWAGON:

Thur 7/31

Concord, CA

Concord Pavilion

Fri 8/1

Los Angeles, CA

Greek Theatre

Sat 8/2

Phoenix, AZ

Comerica Theater

Mon 8/4

Denver, CO

Red Rock Amphitheatre

Thur 8/7

Kansas City, MO

Starlight Theatre

Fri 8/8

St. Louis, MO

Verizon Wireless Amph.

Sat 8/9

Chicago, IL

First Merit Bank Pavilion

Sun 8/10

Indianapolis, IN

Klipsch Music Center

Tue 8/12

Detroit, MI

DTE Energy Music Th.

Wed 8/13

Cincinnati, OH

Riverbend Music Center

Fri 8/15

Hartford, CT

XFINITY Theatre

Sat 8/16

Holmdel, NJ

PNC Bank Arts Center

Sun 8/17

Wantagh, NJ

Nikon @ Jones Beach

Tue 8/19

Saratoga Springs, NY

Saratoga PAC

Wed 8/20

Boston, MA

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Fri 8/22

Atlantic City, NJ

Borgata Events Center

Sat 8/23

Raleigh, NC

Walnut Creek Amp.

Sun 8/24

Atlanta, GA

Chastain Park Amp.

Tue 8/26

Durant, OK

Choctaw Events Center

Wed 8/27

Cedar Park, TX

Cedar Park Center

Fri 8/29

Houston, TX

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Sat 8/30

Oklahoma City, OK

Downtown Airpark

Sun 8/31

Dallas, TX

Gexa Energy Pavilion

Tue 9/9

Puyallup, WA

Washington State Fair

 

Headlining dates:

 

Thur 9/11

Saratoga, CA

The Mountain Winery

Fri 9/12

San Diego, CA

Humphrey’s

Sat 9/13

Modesto, CA

Gallo Center For The Arts

Sun 9/14

Paso Robles, CA

Villa Robles Amphitheatre

 

 

http://chicago-now.com/ 

http://www.chicagotheband.com/ 

http://www.chicagomerch.us/ 

http://chicagotheband.us/ 

https://www.facebook.com/Chicago.Official 

https://twitter.com/chicagotheband 

 

 

Contact:         Todd Brodginski

                     [email protected]

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