Earth, Wind & Fire Team Up With Chicago For Joint Summer Tour

March 10, 2009 1:30 PM ET

Two more classic acts are teaming up for a 30-city co-headlining tour: Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago will head out together starting June 5th. The two long-lasting bands also set out on a joint tour in 2004-2005. Each night, both groups will perform a full set apiece, then it'll be Earth, Wind & Fire & Chicago for the final set as all the musicians hit the stage together.

EW&F have enjoyed a renaissance of late, no doubt helped out by big fan President Obama recently having the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers perform at the White House. The prolific Chicago have gone platinum with 25 out of their 30 albums.

We're calling this the Revolving Door Tour, as if you combined the total number of band members both Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago have employed in the past four decades, it'd be somewhere in the 50s. With the slumping economy expected to seep into the summer touring business, multi-artists tours like Poison, Def Leppard and Cheap Trick and REO Speedwagon, .38 Special and Styx are becoming a necessity on the circuit. The dates for the E,W&F and Chicago tour are below.

June 5 - Orange Beach, AL @ The Amphitheater
June 6 - Atlanta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
June 9 - Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena
June 10 - Washington, D.C. @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
June 12 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Event Center
June 13 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Event Center
June 14 - Bethel, NY @ Bethel Performing Arts Center
June 16 - Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena
June 17 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
June 19 - Ledyard, CT @ MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods
June 20 - Verona, NY @ Turning Stone Resort Casino
June 21 - Columbus, OH @ Value City Arena
June 23 - Indianapolis, IN @ Conseco Fieldhouse
June 24 - Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 26 - Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
June 28 - Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
June 30 - Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
July 1 - Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
July 10 - Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
July 11 - Dallas, TX @ Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie
July 13 - Sandia, NM @ Sandia Amphitheatre
July 14 - Denver, CO @ Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
July 17 - Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater
July 18 - Portland, OR @ Rose Garden
July 21 - San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion at San Jose
July 22 - Ontario, CA @ Citizens Business Bank Arena
July 24 - Glendale, AZ @ Jobing.com Arena
July 25 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
July 28 - Los Angeles, CA @ Nokia Theatre
July 31 - Berkeley, CA @ The Greek Theatre at UC-Berkeley
August 1 - Lake Tahoe, NV @ Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena

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