Chicago Celebrates 45th Anniversary With Tour, New Music and Documentary

Chicago and the Doobie Brothers are getting set to hit the road together this summer. To make it even more nostalgic and reminiscent, Chicago will also be celebrating their 45th anniversary as a band together. The band has been performing and recording together since 1967 and now there are plans to make even more music after all these wonderful years.

Trumpet player, Lee Loughnane spoke highly about his experiences with our friends over at Ultimate Classic Rock.

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“We love playing music and that’s the basic thing that got us started in the first place. And to have not lost that love, I’m digging that, to be able to do the same thing that I was doing when I was 20 years old,” he said. “In fact, I started playing the horn at 11. I’ve done nothing else for a living in my entire life, so I feel like I’ve never actually really had to get a job.”

Lee and his fellow band mates have accomplished what every rock star in training wants to accomplish. They’ve played all around the world, with music legends such as Joe Walsh, Earth Wind and Fire and Sir Elton John.

In total, Chicago has recorded five albums and doesn’t plan to stop there. Loughnane says “the whole band is writing again,” something that hasn’t happened in a long while.” And there is talk of a new song being released for fans on their website, making it easier for them to access it.

If you thought new music was exciting, the band will also feature some intimate, behind the scenes footage in a documentary on their website as well.

Lee Lougnane says that he and the rest of the band are excited for their summer tour with the Doobies and can’t wait to share the music with everyone–old and new!

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