Chicago to perform at Des Moines Civic Center May 22

Grammy Award-winning band Chicago will perform at the Des Moines Civic Center on Tuesday, May 22, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Single tickets will go on sale Friday, Nov. 16 at 9 a.m. and can be purchased at, the Civic Center Ticket Office, and by phone at 515-246-2300.

The band’s catalog of music includes “Make Me Smile,” “Saturday In The Park,” “25 Or 6 To 4,” “You’re The Inspiration,” “Beginnings,” “Hard Habit to Break,” “I’m A Man,” “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is,” “Hard to Say I’m Sorry,” “Feeling Stronger Every Day,” “If You Leave Me Now,” “Just You and Me,” “Call On Me,” and “You’re the Inspiration.” Record sales top the 100,000,000 mark and include 21 Top 10 singles, 5 consecutive No. 1 albums, 11 No. 1 singles and 5 Gold singles. An incredible 25 of their 34 albums have been certified platinum, and the band has a total of 47 gold and platinum awards.

The original four band members are Robert Lamm on keyboards and vocals, Lee Loughnane on trumpet and vocals, James Pankow on trombone and Walt Parazaider on woodwinds. The band line-up also includes Wally Reyes, Jr. on drums, Keith Howland on guitar and vocals, Lou Pardini on keyboards and vocals, Ray Herrmann on sax and flute, Neil Donell on vocals, Brett Simons on bass and Ramon “Ray” Yslas on percussion.

Lamm and Pankow were recently inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.