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.
About Earth, Wind & Fire:
Earth, Wind & Fire is one of the most innovative and influential contemporary music forces of the 20th century. With a signature sound beyond category and a groove as deep as the soul of the planet the band has impacted the history of music and pop culture for over four decades. EWF has sold over 90 million recordings earning them a solid spot as one of the all-time bestselling music artists. Rolling Stone and VH1 ranked Earth, Wind & Fire on their lists of the Greatest Artists of Rock & Roll. Originating from Chicago in 1969, EWF's career achievements include a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award and an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2000), nine Grammy Awards and four American Music Awards. Earth, Wind & Fire's music has influenced top contemporary artists around the world. Founded by music genius Maurice White; EWF's co-founders Philip Bailey, Verdine White and Ralph Johnson continue to tour and perform to sold-out audiences around the world.
Hailed as one of the "most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock and roll era" by former President Bill Clinton, the legendary rock and roll band with horns, Chicago, came in at #9, the highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine's Hot 200 All-Time Top Artists. And Chicago is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six decades. Chicago's album, Chicago Transit Authority, was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 2014. 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 100,000,000 mark, and include 21 Top 10 singles, 5 consecutive Number One albums, 11 Number One singles and 5 Gold singles. An incredible 25 of their 36 albums have been certified platinum, and the band has a total of 47 gold and platinum awards. Chicago have toured every year since the beginning - they’ve never missed a year. The band is now in their 49th consecutive year of touring, and continue to be true ambassadors for their beloved hometown, carrying the city's name with pride and dignity around the world. In 2015, Chicago received their first Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination and was inducted into the Hall on April 8, 2016 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.