Two of the driving forces in classic rock are teaming up for a new co-headlining run this summer. Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire...

Two of the driving forces in classic rock are teaming up for a new co-headlining run this summer. Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire launch their latest trek on June 5 at Amphitheater at the Wharf in Orange Beach, AL, and continue on through an August 1 concert at Harveys Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena in Stateline, NV.

The outing will hit 30 cities from coast to coast across the nation, including a June 12-13 run at the Borgata in Atlantic City, NJ. Other stops include a June 17 concert at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY, a July 1 performance at Target Center in Minneapolis, MN, and a July 28 show at Nokia Theatre at LA Live in Los Angeles, CA.

Produced by AEG Live, the 2009 summer tour will feature opening and closing sets with both bands together, as well as separate sets from Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire. It is the first co-headlining affair for the two groups since they staged their acclaimed 2004-2005 trek.

“The Chicago-Earth, Wind & Fire shows are magic and bring out the best in all of us – from the musicians onstage to the fans dancing in the aisles,” said Earth, Wind & Fire founding member Philip Bailey in a statement. “We can’t wait to get out there with our friends again.”

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Chicago keyboardist Robert Lamm added, “Earth, Wind & Fire are phenomenal. When we first decided to tour together, we knew it would be good, but I don’t think we could have guessed that the Earth, Wind & Fire-Chicago shows would be some of our all-time favorites to play.”

Chicago / Earth, Wind & Fire itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

June 5Orange Beach, ALAmphitheater at the Wharf
June 6Alpharetta, GAVerizon Wireless Amphitheater At Encore Park
June 9Charlotte, NCTime Warner Cable Arena
June 10Columbia, MDMerriweather Post Pavilion
June 12 -13Atlantic City, NJBorgata Event Center
June 14Bethel, NYBethel Woods Center For The Arts
June 16Boston, MAAgganis Arena at Boston University
June 17New York, NYMadison Square Garden Arena
June 19Mashantucket, CTMGM Grand Theater
June 20Verona, NYTurning Stone Resort & Casino
June 21Columbus, OHSchottenstein Center
June 23Indianapolis, INConseco Fieldhouse
June 24Clarkston, MIDTE Energy Music Theatre
June 26Rosemont, ILAllstate Arena
June 28Kansas City, MOSprint Center
June 30Milwaukee, WISummerfest
July 1Minneapolis, MNTarget Center
July 10The Woodlands, TXThe Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
July 11Grand Prairie, TXNokia Theatre at Grand Prarie
July 13Albuquerque, NMSandia Casino Amphitheater
July 14Englewood, COFiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
July 17Seattle, WAWaMu Theater
July 18Portland, ORRose Garden Arena
July 21San Jose, CAHP Pavilion At San Jose
July 22Ontario, CACitizens Business Bank Arena
July 24Glendale, Arena
July 25Las Vegas, NVThe Joint
July 28Los Angeles, CANokia Theatre at LA Live
July 31Berkeley, CAGreek Theatre
August 1Stateline, NVHarveys Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena

Last Updated on March 11, 2009 by By Allison Reitz