Grammy winning group Chicago to host benefit concert for tornado victims


Bloomington - The Grammy-award winning group Chicago will be putting on a concert for victims of the recent Central Illinois tornados, and those supporting the storm victims. Because of a sponsorship from COUNTRY Financial, this concert will be free to attend. The devastating tornados rolled through Central Illinois on November 17. 


"This concert gives those affected by the November tornados a free night of music," said Fanette Singer, senior vice president of Marketing. "It's important for us, as a community, to continue to support those who are still rebuilding and picking up the pieces."

Concert Details

The concert will take place Wednesday, January 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the US Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, Ill. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.


How to Secure Tickets
Beginning Tuesday, January 14 at 11 a.m., individuals can log onto or go to the venue box office to acquire up to four tickets per household. The venue box office is open 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday - Friday and can be reached at (309) 434-2679. There is no expense associated with the transaction at or at the venue box office. Tickets will be available to be picked up at will call at the venue or people who are using can print their tickets at home.   


Reserved tickets are limited to 4 per transaction and will be available on a first come first served basis.

"The band wanted to do something special for the people of Central Illinois who have suffered any type of hardship related to the tornados back on November 17. The top state and local political leaders and civic groups share the same goal and will join together to help make this a special night," said Chicago's manager Peter Schivarelli.


Three days before the concert, Chicago is slated to perform on the Grammy's stage with Grammy nominee Robin Thicke. Chicago's album, The Chicago Transit Authority, was inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame this year.


"Top 40 hits, a Grammy Award, and now disaster relief – Chicago has enriched us in many ways with their talent and generosity," Governor Pat Quinn said. "These musicians are supporting thousands of people who are rebuilding their lives following the November storms."

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