Legendary Bands Earth, Wind & Fire And Chicago Announce 2016 Tour


Heart And Soul Tour 2.0; 15 co-headline U.S. spring tour dates due to high demand; Mohegan Sun Arena set to host April 9th; Tickets on sale November 20th at Livenation.com and Ticketmaster.

UNCASVILLE, CT (November 13, 2015) – Two of the most successful and critically-acclaimed bands Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago announced the Heart and Soul Tour 2.0 – 15 additional U.S. dates following their hit summer Heart And Soul Tour – due to popular demand. Promoted by Live Nation, fans across the country will be able to see the Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling groups live beginning March 23, 2016 in Jacksonville, FL. The tour will continue through cities such as Milwaukee, Columbus before concluding on April 18th at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden.  Mohegan Sun Arena is scheduled for a Saturday, April 9th concert to begin at 7:30pm.
Tickets are $80.00 and $60.00 and go on sale Friday, November 20th through Ticketmaster at 10:00am.  Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com; call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Saturday, November 21st, subject to availability.
American Express and Citi® cardmembers will have access to pre-sale tickets in select cities beginning Monday, November 16th at 12:00pm local time.
“Apparently, ‘If it’s not broken then there is no need to change it,” Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind & Fire said. “Chicago / EWF magic works for both bands and fans alike. It’s a lot of fun, so, here we go again.”
“I’m excited to be starting another leg of the Heart and Soul tour,” said Lee Loughnane of Chicago. “Both bands are playing great and when we play together, the show rises to another level. Come see the concert. You won’t be disappointed.”
The tour’s initial run kicked off on July 15th in Concord, CA and concluded on September 6th in Atlantic City, NJ. Fans in more than 25 cities such as Los Angeles, New York City, Las Vegas, Atlanta and Boston came out to wildly energetic, enthralling and critically-acclaimed shows.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution hailed the show as “a combination of brilliantly constructed songs that infest your soul and dazzling showmanship that gets the job done” while 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 October 2015, Chicago received their first nomination to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since becoming eligible in 1994; Earth, Wind & Fire was inducted into the Hall in 2000.

Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted “Arena Of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas. Also in 2013, Mohegan Sun won “Casino of The Year” in 2 categories at the Academy of Country Music Awards. For more information on concerts and other great events at Mohegan Sun, visit mohegansun.com. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.

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