Despite losing two band members earlier this year, Chicago is ready for their 51st year of touring!

Just two days after drummer, Tris Imboden, announced he was leaving the band, bassist and vocalist, Jeff Coffey, announced on his Facebook page that he, too, would be stepping out.

Hi everyone,I’m sure many of you are still reeling from Tris's announcement the other day. I have to tell you, it was...

Posted by Jeff Coffey Music on Friday, January 19, 2018

Chicago released a statement saying that Wilfredo Reyes Jr. would now take on the role of full-time drummer. Reyes has been with the band for a few years now, as a percussionist.

Neil Donell, who has previously been a guest vocalist of the band, will now take over lead vocals, and the band will welcome Brett Simmons on the bass.

These guys will tour alongside long-time members of the band, like Robert Lamm, Lee Loughnane, James Pankow and Walter Parazaider.

You won’t want to miss this show, Chicago comes to PNC Music Pavilion this summer, on July 15th! Did we mention they would be with REO Speedwagon?!


Taylor Helson – High Point University

Digital Content Intern – Charlotte, NC