Chicago and Brian Wilson at the Forum: It’s a battle of the coasts with a classic rock fest at the Forum. Chicago takes on California’s golden boy Brian Wilson, founder of the legendary Beach Boys. Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin also perform. God Only Knows how great this will be.

For their part, Chicago has just released its 38th studio album Born for This Moment.

“I hope that, 55 years from now, listeners will actually feel something about our music and our lyrics. I mean, we’re all human. We all go through some variation of the same pain and joy at some point in our lives, and there’s a commonality to that. I hope listeners in the future will actually get all those feelings while listening to our music,” said founding bandmember Robert Lamm in a statement.

“One of the big reasons this album works so well is that when you put it on and play it, you hear something you’re not quite expecting to hear,” said fellow founding bandmember Lee Loughnane, “and it immediately pulls you in musically and emotionally.”

“The very nature of these new tracks makes them very performable, and I’m looking forward to playing some fresh material onstage,” said also-founding bandmember James Pankow.
Chicago and Brian Wilson at the Forum: The event takes place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 9 at the Kia Forum.



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