Two classic rock forces collide to form one amazing concert at the Washington State Fair on September 9, 2014. Don’t miss this epic performance by Chicago & REO Speedwagon, performing together for the very first time!
Reserved Concert Seating – $40 – $80
Concert tickets include Washington State Fair gate admission, a $12.50 value. Tickets required for children 2 years of age and older.
Pre-Show Dinner Party – $55 (does not include concert or Fair gate admission)
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ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Hailed as one of the “most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock and roll era” by President Bill Clinton, the legendary rock and roll band with horns, Chicago, is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six decades. In March of 2013, Chicago’s multi-platinum two-disc bestseller, The Very Best Of Chicago, Only The Beginning charted at #1 on two Billboard charts. In Billboard magazine’s list of Top 100 artists of all time, Chicago came in at #13, the highest charting American band. Chicago will be performing on the GRAMMY stage for the first time in 2014, and their album The Chicago Transit Authority was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame this year.
Formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois, the group produced a steady stream of hits Formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois, the group has produced a steady stream of hits throughout their career, including “25 or 6 to 4,” “Saturday In The Park,” “Hard Habit To Break,” “If You Leave Me Now” and many more. Lifetime achievements include a Grammy Award, multiple American Music Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Chicago street dedicated in their honor, and keys to and proclamations from an impressive list of US cities. Record sales top the 100 million mark, and include 21 Top 10 singles, five consecutive No. 1 albums, 11 No. 1 singles and five Gold singles.
The line-up includes original band members Robert Lamm on keyboards, vocals, Lee Loughnane on trumpet, James Pankow on trombone and Walt Parazaider on woodwinds, as well as Jason Scheff on bass, vocals, Tris Imboden on drums, Keith Howland on guitar, Lou Pardini on keyboards, vocals and Wally Reyes on percussion.
From the signature sound of the Chicago horns, their iconic vocalists, and a few dozen of ever-classic songs, this band’s concerts are celebrations. The band is now in their 46th consecutive year of touring, without missing a single concert date!
With 22 million albums sold in the U.S., 40 million around the globe, REO Speedwagon has brought classic rock to fans since the early 1970s. Formed in 1967, signed in 1971, and fronted by Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon has rocked to the top of the charts with RIAA-certified 22 million albums sold in the U.S., 40 million around the globe, and a string of gold and platinum records. The group’s nine-times certified platinum Hi Infidelity spent 15 weeks in the #1 slot.
Over 30 years later, Cronin and band mates Bruce Hall (bass), Neal Doughty (keyboards), Dave Amato (lead guitar) and Bryan Hitt (drums) are still electrifying concert audiences across the nation. Live at Moondance Jam – the band’s hit-filled performance from the country’s premier classic rock festival, was released in both a Blu-ray and a deluxe edition (containing a CD and DVD in a glossy digipak) on November 19, 2013.
REO unveiled the band’s “Great Chicago Fire Hydrant” as part of a citywide Chicago public art installation project to benefit the 100 Club Chicago. Recently, REO SPEEDWAGON and STYX organized Rock To The Rescue Extends A Hand To Those In Need, a benefit concert to raise funds for central Illinois communities that were affected by the recent devastating tornadoes. This concert raised in excess of $400,000 and REO Speedwagon continues to raise funds for Rock To The Rescue at shows in the Midwest.
COLUMBIA BANK CONCERT SERIES
Enjoy the BIG STARS under our Northwest stars! Join us for nightly concerts performed by a star-studded lineup during the Washington State Fair, September 5 – 21, 2014. There is no better place to enjoy the sights and sounds of a show than in the Grandstand at the Washington State Fair, under the beautiful Northwest skies.
View the full 2014 Concert Series lineup here.