Announcing Chicago at Uptown Theatre Napa on 9/15

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Starting in 1967, well before all the hits started flowing, Chicago established a reputation for its powerful live show. Fueled by a passion for music, Chicago's members exploded the conventions of what rock music could or should be. The result was a groundbreaking new form, played by extraordinarily talented musicians.

Once the group began making records, fans rewarded the group with record sales of 100,000,000, 21 Top 10 singles, 5 consecutive Number One albums, 11 Number One Singles and 5 Gold singles. An incredible 25 of their 32 albums have been certified platinum. To date, Chicago is the first American band to chart Top 40 albums in five decades -a landmark accomplishment. Don’t miss Chicago and buy concert tickets for Thursday, September 15th, 2011 at the Uptown Theatre. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Initially called The Big Thing, they hit the Midwest club circuit in 1967. In 1968, they took the name Chicago Transit Authority, moved to Los Angeles and signed to Columbia Records. Chicago Transit Authority, their double-LP debut (April, 1969), was an underground hit whose sales were fueled by their incessant touring. They simplified their name on the liner notes of the CTA album, and from that point on, the band was called Chicago.

Chicago II (January, 1970), another two-record set, contained their first two Top Ten hits, "Make Me Smile," and "25 or 6 to 4." Their debut album held two more belated hits and also two of the band's most requested songs, "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" and "Beginnings." A third double album, Chicago III (January, 1971) consolidated their success. Chicago’s historic, four-disc boxed set live album, Chicago at Carnegie Hall (October, 1971), marked the first time a rock and roll band played at Carnegie Hall. Chicago V (July, 1972) topped the charts for nine weeks and spawned the gold single, "Saturday In The Park."
Chicago VI (June, 1973) was Number One for five weeks and contained the hits “Feelin’ Stronger Every Day” and “Just You ‘N Me,” the latter another gold single. Chicago VII (March, 1974) was yet another Number One LP whose hits included “Searchin’ So Long, “ “Call On Me,” and “Wishing You Were Here.” Chicago VIII (March, 1975) had the group’s fourth straight chart topper, “Old Days.” It’s no small wonder that Chicago IX – Chicago’s Greatest Hits (November, 1975) eventually sold five million copies.

Tickets for Chicago are $79/125. They are on sale now and can be purchased through the theatre website at http://www.uptowntheatrenapa.com, at Ticketmaster (http://www.ticketmaster.com) or at the theatre box office (please call 707.259.0123 ext. 6 for hours). To find out more, please visit http://www.uptowntheatrenapa.com.

The Uptown Theatre Napa is the North Bay’s ultimate destination for live concerts. Nestled in the famed West End district of Napa, this stunningly restored art deco masterpiece showcases only the finest acts, featuring music, comedy and more. An historic landmark, the Uptown is a phenomenal concert venue, offering an intimate live show experience, with excellent site lines and world class sound and lighting. Every seat is a great seat!
Some of the biggest names in entertainment have played live concerts at the Uptown, including Boz Scaggs, Merle Haggard, Cyndi Lauper, BB King, Lewis Black, George Thorogood, Lyle Lovett, Ron White and many more. This is a must-see hot spot for anyone visiting the North Bay! See the list of artists playing upcoming live concerts at the beautiful concert venue and buy concert tickets on their website.

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Mindi Levine
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