They have heart and soul, and now Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago have Heart and Soul. Again. Their Heart and Soul tour this past summer was so successful (and such a sold-out wherever they played) that the groups will launch Heart and Soul Tour 2.0, a second concert tour in 2016 with 15 additional U.S. dates. 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 in Jacksonville, FL. The tour concludes on April 18 at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.
“There’s a saying that goes, ‘if it’s not broken there is no need to change it,” 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!”
Adds Lee Loughnane of Chicago: “I’m excited to be starting another leg of the Heart and Soul tour . 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, Calfironia and concluded on September 6 in Atlantic City. Fans relished the wildly energetic, enthralling and critically-acclaimed shows. The press went bonkers. 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.”
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 bands 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.
American Express and Citi cardmembers will have access to pre-sale tickets in select cities beginning Monday, November 16 at noon local time. General tickets for select cities will be available beginning Friday, November 20 at 10 a.m. local time. For complete pre-sale details and ticket information, visit livenation.com.