Legendary Bands Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire Announce Show at INTRUST Bank Arena on November 16
Due to popular demand, two of the most successful and critically-acclaimed bands CHICAGO and EARTH, WIND & FIRE announced a new date on their 2016 HEART AND SOUL TOUR 3.0, The tour will stop in Wichita at INTRUST Bank Arena on November 16. The tour will allow fans across North America the opportunity to see the Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling groups live beginning October 19 in Rochester, NY. The tour will continue through U.S cities such as Manchester, Providence and Eugene as well as make its first extensive run throughout Canada, visiting cities such as Montreal, Winnipeg and Vancouver.
American Express cardholders will have access to presale tickets beginning Tuesday, August 23 at 10 a.m. local time. General tickets will be available beginning Friday, August 26 at 10 a.m. local time. Ticket prices are $48, $70, $86, $100 & $151 and can be purchased online at selectaseat.com, by phone at (855) 755-SEAT or in person at the Select-A-Seat Box Office at INTRUST Bank Arena.
“Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire… The Heart and Soul Tour has thrilled audiences across the USA,” Robert Lamm of Chicago said. “Now it will be an honor to bring this celebration to our fans in Canada, finally! And it’s our honor once again to share the stage with our brothers.”
“There’s a saying that goes, ‘if it’s not broken there is no need to change it,” Indeed,” 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!”
The Heart and Soul Tour’s initial run kicked off July 15, 2015 in Concord, CA. Fans in more than 25 cities such as Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Atlanta and Boston came out to wildly energetic, enthralling and critically-acclaimed shows. Due to high demand, the bands embarked on the 15-city Heart and Soul Tour 2.0 beginning March 23, 2016 in Jacksonville, FL before concluding on April 18 at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden.
Rolling Stone has hailed the co-headliners’ show an “effortlessly blending of catalogs into one superjam” while Atlanta Journal-Constitution called the show as “a combination of brilliantly constructed songs that infest your soul and dazzling showmanship that gets the job done.”
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.” Likewise, the Arizona Republic described the “joy they invested in bringing the show to a climax with all 21 musicians joining forces while treating the fans to such crowd-pleasing triumphs… was as contagious as the songs themselves.”
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 band[s] 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 February 2016, Earth, Wind & Fire received a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award; in April, Chicago was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center after receiving their first nomination to be inducted since becoming eligible in 1994.