Earth, Wind and Fire Tour Schedule
Since first getting together in the early Seventies, Earth, Wind and Fire have
gone on to become one of the most popular musical acts in the world. Even people who believe that they are not familiar with
the music of the band have surely heard the name Earth, Wind and Fire. Songs like That's the Way of the World and Shining
Star have become classics and remain staples on classic rock and funk radio stations to this day. Earth, Wind and Fire are
known for their dynamic sound, especially that of their horn section, and their powerful music really shines when performed
love. Earth, Wind and Fire have been one of the top live acts in the world for decades and put on performances that no music
lover will want to miss.
Earth, Wind and Fire will head out on a national tour this spring and summer, bringing their
one of a kind music and live show to fans across the United States. Their tour begins on May 9th at Fantasy Springs Resort
in Indio, California, followed by a show the following night at Star of the Desert Arena in Primm, Nevada. Earth Wind, and
Fire has one more show lined up in May at the Events Center at Harrah's Resort in Valley Center, California before taking
the rest of the month off. The tour picks up again on June 17th at Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Pennsylvania before going
on to perform in Newark, Toronto, and Rochester. Two dates in July follow, the first at The Pavilion at Ravinia in Highland
Park, Illinois on July 3rd, while the second is Fraze Pavilion in Kettering, Ohio on July 6th. On August 30th Earth, Wind
and Fire will take the stage as part of the three day JAS Aspen Snowmass festival in Snowmass Village, Colorado. If Earth
Wind and Fire do not have any dates lined up near you be sure to check back on StubHub often to see when they add more dates.
About the Band
Founded by Maurice White in 1969, Earth, Wind and Fire became one of the definitive bands of the
1970's with their classic hits like Sing A Song, Shining Star, and That's the Way of the World. After releasing their first
two albums, Maurice White completely changed the lineup of the band for their third album. One of the most influential artists
of the twentieth century, Earth, Wind and Fire changed the face not only of black popular music in the 1970's and early 1980's,
but the course of popular music as a whole. They had a groundbreaking sound that combined jazz, funk, rock, and pop and their
showmanship at their live performances was unmatched at the time. With the crossover smash hit Shining Star, Earth, Wind and
Fire became a household name in 1975. Their influence on popular music is everywhere, with their songs being covered by artists
like Chaka Kahn, Donny Osmond, and Patti LaBelle, and their music has been sampled by such acts as The Roots, A Tribe Called
Quest, and Tupac Shakur. They boasted a combination of a massive horn section, electric guitar and the timeless vocals of
Phillip Bailey and Maurice White.
Earth, Wind and Fire achieved some success with the release
of Head to the Sky in 1973 and scored hits with the singles Evil and Keep Your Head to the Sky which broke into the Top 30
and the Top 60 on the R&B charts. However, it was their subsequent album, Open Our Eyes released in 1974, that became
their first smash hit. The single Mighty Mighty became the band's first Top 30 Billboard hit and the album eventually went
platinum. The same year Earth, Wind and Fire performed at California Jam before more than 200,000 fans and blew away all in
attendance, earning a reputation as one of the top live acts in the world. The band would go on to contribute songs for the
movie That's the Way of the World, including the title track, which was aimed to expose the dark side of the music industry.
The chance to see a truly legendary R&B band performing live does not come along often, and
when that band is Earth, Wind and Fire it is an opportunity not to be missed. For many fans just finally being in the same
room as Earth, Wind and Fire is a dream come true and when the house lights finally dim and the band walks out onto the stage
and picks up his guitar there is an excitement in the air that is palpable. Before you know it they are saying hello to the
crowd and the band bust into one of their classic songs. These are some of the most well known songs in all of music and continue
to be covered by some of the best acts of the day as well as sampled in countless contemporary hip hop songs. The night progresses
and it is like being transported back through time and being given a history of rock and roll. By the time the night is over
and you have been dancing along to some of the greatest songs ever written and are anxiously awaiting the next chance to see
Earth, Wind and Fire live.
After recording the soundtrack for That's the Way of the World, Earth,
Wind and Fire became one of the biggest musical acts in the world and the album of the same name spent three weeks at the
top spot on Billboard's Pop Charts.