Danny Seraphine, Original Chicago Drummer and Co-Founder to Perform at Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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Danny Seraphine, co-founder and legendary original drummer for the band 'Chicago,' and part of the jazz-rock powerhouse group the 'California Transit Authority' (CTA), to perform with Chicago for 1st time in 25 years at Hall of Fame Ceremony.

It is an honor to be recognized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and I am looking forward to reuniting with my former bandmates. It’s time to come together while putting our differences aside for the fans and to celebrate our musical legacy

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Danny Seraphine, co-founder of the iconic band Chicago, will perform with the group for the first time in 25 years, as the band is inducted into the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, April 8th, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Seraphine, ranked by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the greatest rock drummers of all time, expressed his pride and excitement over the accolade and the opportunity to perform with the band once again. "It is an honor to be recognized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and I am looking forward to reuniting with my former bandmates,” said Seraphine. He added, “It’s time to come together while putting our differences aside for the fans and to celebrate our musical legacy.”

The rock and roll pioneer also acknowledged the devoted fans who have supported the band through the years. “We owe it all to our awesome fans who deserve to relish this moment with us.  It has been a blessing to share the stage for decades and tour with some amazing artists including Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Santana, The Beach Boys and many others." Indeed, Chicago’s colorful history seems to be one that some musicians can only aspire towards, and their varied and notable musical achievements have brought them to this point in their career.

Seraphine played with Chicago from 1967 - 1991. Since leaving the band he has also produced independent films and Broadway plays, and continues to tour around the world. Chicago has sold over 122 million albums worldwide, and earned 22 gold, 18 platinum and 8 multi-platinum albums in the United States.

Seraphine is part of the jazz-rock powerhouse group, the California Transit Authority (CTA). Learn more about the CTA band here. Like Danny Seraphine and the CTA band on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

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