Today, multi-Grammy Award winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Chicago release their 38th studio album, BORN FOR THIS MOMENT, via BMG on the heels of the previously released hit single “If This is Goodbye,” now climbing the AC radio chart. Earlier this week, the band performed the hit single on Good Morning America. The album is now available here.
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.
“I hope that, 55 years from now, listeners will actually feel something about our music and our lyrics. I mean, we’re all human. We all go through some variation of the same pain and joy at some point in our lives, and there’s a commonality to that. I hope listeners in the future will actually get all those feelings while listening to our music,” said founding bandmember Robert Lamm.
“One of the big reasons this album works so well is that when you put it on and play it, you hear something you’re not quite expecting to hear,” said founding bandmember Lee Loughnane, “and it immediately pulls you in musically and emotionally.”
“The very nature of these new tracks makes them very performable, and I’m looking forward to playing some fresh material onstage,” said founding bandmember James Pankow.
Chicago also kicked off their co-headline summer tour with Brian Wilson, co-founder of the Beach Boys, with Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin last month at Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix, AZ. The band has made stops across the U.S. in Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Tampa, Dallas and more, and will wrap up in Clarkston, MI at DTE Energy Music Theatre on July 26. A link to tour tickets and dates can be found below.
TOUR TICKETS & DATES HERE.
With more than 100 million albums sold worldwide, in addition to being in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the multi-Grammy Award winning band has been hailed by Rolling Stone Magazine 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. Chicago recently received The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award from the GRAMMYS and was previously inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame in 2014. Band members Robert Lamm and James Pankow have been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2017. Further to that, the band has 21 Top 10 singles, five consecutive Number One albums, 11 Number One singles and five Gold singles, with a total of 48 gold and platinum awards.
The original three band members are Robert Lamm on keyboards and vocals, Lee Loughnane on trumpet and vocals and James Pankow on trombone. The band line-up also includes Ray Herrmann on sax and flute, Wally Reyes, Jr. on drums, Neil Donell on vocals, Ramon “Ray” Yslas on percussion, Tony Obrohta on guitar, Loren Gold on keyboards and vocals, and Eric Baines on bass and vocals.