Chicago to Perform Live Via Over 500 Movie Theaters Across the U.S.

Chicago will perform live, in concert, on the big screens in movie theaters across the country on December 6 with a special encore presentation on December 15. Chicago the Band Presents an Evening of Holiday Music and Greatest Hits will mix songs from their latest album Chicago XXXIII, O Christmas Three, along with some of their greatest hits from over forty years of recording.
Presented by NCM Fathom and Chicago Records II, tickets for Chicago The Band Presents an Evening of Holiday Music and Greatest Hits are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the NCM Fathom website (theaters and participants are subject to change). Chicago The Band Presents an Evening of Holiday Music and Greatest Hits will be broadcast exclusively to more than 500 theaters nationwide through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network.

“We are extremely excited to be working along with NCM Fathom to bring this event to our fans and make everyone aware that Chicago XXXlll ‘O Christmas Three’ is available,” said trumpeter and founding member, Lee Loughnane. “We had a lot of fun recording it and we hope you all like it as much as we do. Have a great holiday season and enjoy the show!”

This Fathom event coincides with the holiday CD release of Chicago XXXIII: O Christmas Three the band’s 33rd record and third album of holiday music and will feature five of the 14 holiday songs showcased on the new CD produced by Phil Ramone. The new release includes holiday favorites, Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree, My Favorite Things, O Christmas Tree and I'll Be Home For Christmas, each “Chicagoized” in the band’s classic style. Chicago XXXIII O Christmas Three from Chicago Records ll is available on the band's website and in stores now.

“From the signature sound of the band’s brass horns, to their infectious melodies, Chicago has been redefining rock 'n' roll for nearly 45 years,” said Dan Diamond, senior vice president of NCM Fathom. “This exclusive concert event will bring together fans across multiple generations, in what is sure to be an incredible evening of music to kick off the holiday season.”

Chicago is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in five different decades. Formed in 1967 in Chicago, the self-described "rock and roll band with horns" released their first album Chicago Transit Authority in 1969. Since then they have had record sales of 100,000,000+, 21 top 10 singles, five consecutive #1 albums, 11 #1 singles, and five gold singles. An incredible 25 of their 33 albums have been certified platinum. Considered one of the longest running and most successful pop/rock 'n' roll groups in history, Chicago is the first American band to chart top 40 albums in five decades – a landmark achievement. Chicago continues to tour to enthusiastic audiences all over the world each year and shows no signs of slowing down. They will be recording and releasing brand new original songs from their website beginning early next year. Check out the latest from Chicago at chicagotheband.com.

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