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Chicago to Earth, Wind & Fire: “It’s just you ‘n me”

on June 08, 2009, 11:30am

Haters of Me-generation power-pop, look away. Because it looks like all that recent joint touring between 1970s blockbuster bands Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire has become a hard habit to break. And so now we really know what time it is: time for those two chart-toppers to get into the studio and record a full-length album as one.

At least that’s what Chicago keyboardist and songwriter Robert Lamm recently told Billboard.com, saying that such a collaboration could “possibly be the next project,” but that it would have to “genetically reflect where the two bands are coming from… something contemporary that the sum of two bands is greater than.”

In the meantime, the Chicago/Earth, Wind & Fire summer tour — which, sadly, only lasts till August; hence, we won’t be dancing in September — is a charity-minded one, with requests for cash and/or canned goods at their shows, and a selection of downloadable songs (each band covering a single from the other’s catalog) benefiting World Hunger Year.

Should you find this news brief too pun-laden for your tastes, well, it was just so much fun to write that it’s hard to say I’m sorry.

Chicago/Earth, Wind & Fire 2009 Tour Dates
06/09 – Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena
06/10 – Washington, D.C. @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
06/12 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Event Center
06/13 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Event Center
06/14 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Performing Arts Center
06/16 – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena
06/17 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
06/19 – Ledyard, CT @ MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods
06/20 – Verona, NY @ Turning Stone Resort Casino
06/21 – Columbus, OH @ Value City Arena at Jerome Schottenstein Center
06/23 – Indianapolis, IN @ Conseco Fieldhouse
06/24 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
06/26 – Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
06/28 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
06/30 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
07/01 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
07/10 – Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
07/11 – Dallas, TX @ Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie
07/13 – Sandia, NM @ Sandia Amphitheatre
07/14 – Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
07/17 – Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater
07/18 – Portland, OR @ Rose Garden Theater Of The Clouds
07/21 – San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion at San Jose
07/22 – Ontario, CA @ Citizens Business Bank Arena
07/24 – Glendale, AZ @ Jobing.com Arena
07/25 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint @ The Hard Rock & Casino
07/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
07/31 – Berkeley, CA @ The Greek Theatre at UC-Berkeley
08/01 – Lake Tahoe, NV @ Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s
08/21 – Park City, KS @ Hartman Arena
08/22 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheatre
08/25 – Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheater
08/26 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
09/02 – Allentown, PA @ The Great Allentown Fair

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