Come to Chicago’s United Center to see the legendary group Earth, Wind & Fire April 1, and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside!
Earth, Wind & Fire began its band life in 1969 in Chicago. Their music contains homage to African, Latin, funk, disco, soul and jazz music. Their albums have sold over 100,000,000 copies worldwide, making them the seventh highest selling band of all time. The group’s early hits include “Shining Star,” “That’s the Way of the World,” “Devotion,” “Reasons,” and “Can’t Hide Love.” They were the first African American group to sell out Madison Square Garden. Their latest album, “Now, Then & Forever,’ was released in 2013.
Earth, Wind & Fire’s resume is quite impressive. The black pop group has won six Grammy Awards and four American Music Awards. They are in three halls of fame: Songwriter’s, Rock and Roll, and Vocal Group. The great Miles Davis said that Earth, Wind & Fire was his favorite group. Rolling Stone wrote: “innovative, precise yet sensual, calculated yet galvanizing.”
The United Center, “the house that Jordon built,” is located at 1901 West Madison Avenue in Chicago. For tickets, go online to www.unitedcenter.com and follow the prompts.
Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside, just a short drive to the Earth, Wind & Fire show, provides free shuttle service to and from O’Hare Airport in Chicago. The hotel offers affordable, comfortable rooms, a breakfast bar and restaurant and much more. The hotel is pet friendly and offers AAA rates.