Chicago's members are wearing two hats this summer.
While maintaining a busy tour schedule that includes 14 shows this month -- including four in Canada -- they're recording a new album. Neil Donnell, the Canadian vocalist who joined the band in 2018, tells Hamilton, Ontario's CHML radio their secret is a "mobile recording console" they're using both on the tour bus and in hotel rooms.
Though he's only been in band just a year-and-a-half, Donnell credits founding members Robert Lamm, Lee Loughnane and James Pankow with having everyone in the band "have input" and "bring their writing chops" in creating their new material.
Neil Donnell talked about Chicago recording a new album while touring North America:
[courtesy CHML Hamilton]
"We've actually been recording a new album as we've been going this year. We're getting a lot done and the record's going to be amazing. There's a lot of influence -- everybody sort of has input, creatively in it. Everybody is sort of bringing their own writing chops to the table. And it's really making for some very interesting and...and musical stuff."
Unlike Elton John, Bob Seger and Peter Frampton, Chicago's co-founders Lamm, Pankow and Loughnane have no plans to retire.