Chicago 36 drops July 8th on Frontiers Records, with 11 new songs.

The album will feature founding members Robert Lamm, Walt Parazaider, Lee Loughnane and James Pankow.

The album was produced on "The Rig," a unique mobile studio.  Each songwriter oversaw the production of their compositions, and the band collaborated as a cohesive unit throughout the writing and recording process.

In a statement, Lamm says the band is better than ever:  "There's certainly more context, and there's certainly more musical ability, and perception rather than youthful naivete that we had when we started."  

Loughnane added, "Thank goodness, we have 46 years of track record behind us.  We're just trying to grow the legacy even more.  

Chicago is touring the U.S. through early June before heading to Europe.  Chicago will return home for a late summer tour with REO Speedwagon that will kick off July 31st in Concord, California.

Chicago's landmark Chicago 17 featuring vocals from Peter Cetera went quadruple platinum this week in 1986 and featured the #1 hit "You're The Inspiration."