Two of America’s biggest rock bands of the 1970s arrive in El Paso in 2022.
Kansas brings its Tour back to the point of knowing at the Plaza Theater in February, and Chicago is live in March at the Abraham Chavez Theater.
Both groups have had legendary careers spanning over four decades each and each appeared on the Billboard charts in the ’70s and’ 80s.
And, I can play the violin and the air horn on their songs like nothing has happened.
Best known for his 70s horn-based pop rock hits such as “Saturday in the Park”, “Just You ‘n’ Me” and “25 or 6 to 4″, and his 80s soft-rock ballads ” Hard to Say I’m Sorry “,” You’re the Inspiration “and” Look Away “, the rock band from Chicago’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame returns to El Paso harder and more stirred than ever.
The legendary group, which will perform at the Abraham Chavez Theater on March 3, 2022, is one of the oldest, most successful and best-selling groups of all time.
According to his Wikipedia article, Chicago is just behind the Beach Boys in the Billboard Singles and Albums chart among US bands. (The Beach Boys ?! Whaa? Turn, turn, turn, they turn, I guess.)
2022 will mark the group’s 54th year of touring. Apart from the 2020 pandemic year when they had no choice but to suspend their summer shows, the group did not miss a concert date.
Less than a month before the Chicago show on February 9, Kansas brings its Tour back to the point of knowing at the Plaza Theater.
The band will perform the hit album Back to the point of knowing in its entirety. They will also play their other radio hits that are not broadcast on Back to the point of knowing, a few deep cuts and fan favorites only diehard fans will recognize, and a few selections from their 2020 album that you can use as an excuse to go to the bathroom or go to the snack bar.
Best known for the hard rock classic “Carry On My Wayward Son”, it was the unusual ballad “Dust In the Wind” that became the band’s best-selling and highest-ranked song. But it almost didn’t happen.
“Dust in the Wind” was actually a last minute addition to their 1977 album “Point of Know Return”. The story goes, according to the Wikipedia entry – so who knows how much truth there is – that the guitar line we all know now was written by guitarist Kerry Livgren as a warm-up exercise for the fingers.
Hearing him play one day, his wife noticed that the melody was pleasant and suggested that he write some lyrics. Livgren did so, drawing inspiration from his realization that one day, like everyone else, he would die, the well-known Bible passage Genesis 3:19 (“… for you are dust, and you will return to dust . “) and a book of Native American poetry which included the line” for all we are is dust in the wind. “
Initially, Livgren was reluctant to play it for the rest of the group, as it was acoustic and not at all typical of their sound. But in the end, his bandmates agreed, and the last-minute addition became a timeless pop culture classic.
I always feel like Casey Kasem when I write stuff like this. What do you mean by “who is Casey Kasem?” ! Google, kids.
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