Chicago Brings A Little Rock And Roll Therapy To The Fans At Treasure Island

Chicago, Rock, Rock And Roll, Treasure Island

Chicago made its way to Treasure Island for the first time since 2019. See Previous Review Here. The 10 member band treated the sold-out Event Center to a 2 hr 30-minute set that included approximately 25 songs played between 2 sets and a 15-minute intermission.

Chicago, Rock, Treasure Island, James Pankow
James Pankow Of Chicago. Photo Credit Brett Allen Photography

The horned rockers started the night with some of their early music that included “Introduction“, and “Questions 67 & 68” when they were temporarily known at Chicago Transit Authority and eventually shortening it down to the current name Chicago.

The 2nd half of set #1 started out acoustically and featured a couple of songs when the band leaned more towards the pop side of rock with “If You Leave Me Now” and the bands biggest billboard hit “Look Away” before coming back with “Make Me Smile” from their 2nd Album.

The guys returned from the short break with more early classics with “Alive Again”, and “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?” 

Neil Donell, Chicago, Rock, Treasure Island
Vocalist Neil Donell Of Chicago. Photo Credit Brett Allen Photography

The next few songs are what a majority of the fans came for as a good portion of the crowd broke out lighters and lit up phones for the next 2 pop ballads “Hard Habit To Break”, and “You’re The Inspiration”.  It was fun to see and one of the 2 or 3 times that the crowd actually stood up and sang along.

Chicago, Rock, Treasure Island, Ray Hermann, Lee Loughnane
Lee Loughnane And Ray Hermann Rocking Treasure Island. Photo Credit Brett Allen Photography

It was no surprise that Chicago left the fans’ favorites for the end with the ballad and rockin’ combo “Hard To Say I’m Sorry/Get Away”. Finishing the pre-encore set up with horns heavy and campy hits “Feelin’ Stronger Everyday” and the song “Saturday In The Park”. 

The song “Saturday In The Park” for some reason just makes you want to spend the day at a park enjoying a relaxing walk. The feel of the song works perfectly with the title.

Lou Pardini, Chicago, Treasure Island, Rock
Chicago’s Lou Pardini On The Keys. Photo Credit Brett Allen Photography

Watching the guys on stage you can tell they enjoy what they’re doing, as they were talking about Covid and the year and a half hiatus. This is the way it should be, listening to music, Rock And Roll Music. Sometimes you just need a little Rock And Roll Therapy to get you through. Amen!

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