Chicago is one of America’s most beloved pop/rock and roll acts. Their classic rock arrangements that mix the soulful use of brass and woodwinds with the traditional make up of drums and guitar have entranced listeners on ballads like “You’re The Inspiration” and more driving tracks like “25 Or 6 To 4.” To continue their reign as one of the country’s bestselling bands, the 100-times platinum nine-piece is drifting through the U.S. with fellow legends The Doobie Brothers. After almost 50 years in the music world, it’s undeniable that they have the guts and musical chops to continue their touring obsession for a while longer. Chicago and The Doobie Brothers play PNC Bank Arts Center July 9, $26.25-$131, and Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre July 10, $29-$135.
Chicago: Get Ready To (Horn) Rock
—by Alicia Fiorletta, July 7, 2010