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Rock band Chicago to perform at DePaul University opening weekend at Wintrust Arena

Alumni return Nov. 9 for DePaul University community special event

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The legendary rock band Chicago will perform at a DePaul University benefit concert Nov. 9 at Wintrust Arena. “See you there,” said band founding member and DePaul alumnus Lee Loughnane. (Photo courtesy of Chicago)
CHICAGO — Public tickets are now available for a special concert Nov. 9 by the rock band Chicago at Wintrust Arena. The band and DePaul University are hosting the benefit concert to celebrate the opening weekend of Blue Demon basketball at their new home at Wintrust Arena. Ticket sales from the concert will benefit DePaul’s School of Music and the Athletics Department.

Started on DePaul’s Lincoln Park Campus in the late 1960s and known as one of the world’s most popular bands with more than 100 million records sold, Chicago was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2016. The band’s first album, Chicago Transit Authority, was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2014. Chicago has recorded 36 albums — 25 of them certified platinum — with a total of 47 gold and platinum awards.

Chicago is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six consecutive decades and the group came in ninth — the highest charting American band — in Billboard magazine’s recent greatest of all time 200 top artists.

Wintrust Arena sets the stage for DePaul to welcome back alumni Lee Loughnane, James Pankow and Walter Parazaider.

“We’re always excited to play in Chicago,” said Loughnane. “Especially when we can help our alma mater open their new sports facility. We look forward to seeing you all at Wintrust Arena on Nov. 9.”

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with a scheduled 7 p.m. start for the concert. Ticket prices range from $35 to $125 and are available at​ or at 773-325-7526. Wintrust Arena is located at 200 E. Cermak Road in Chicago’s South Loop. 

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