Chicago fans are in for a treat this weekend as the legendary rock band will perform two special Christmas shows at the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The shows will feature guest appearances by Chris Daughtry, Robin Thicke, Steve Vai, Robert Randolph and others, who will join Chicago on stage for some of their classic hits and holiday songs.
The first half of the show will have Chicago performing their debut album, 1969's Chicago Transit Authority, in its entirety. The album, which was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2014, contains songs like "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?," "Beginnings," and "Questions 67 and 68." The album showcases the band's original blend of rock, jazz, and soul, and features the distinctive horn section that became their trademark.
The band's keyboardist and singer Robert Lamm said that revisiting the album was a challenge and a joy for him, as he had to sing in a higher range and rediscover his early creativity. He also said that the songs are very rock and the horn charts are very interesting, and that he was surprised by some of the arrangements he made back then. He added that the guest artists will also participate in the first set, before they play with them in the second.
Both shows will be filmed for the concert TV special Decades Rock Live, which will air later this year.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]