In Photos: Chicago shows why Pinoys are addicted to them; they’re a hard habit to break

January 21st, 2016

Considered one of the longest running and most successful pop/rock ‘n’ roll groups in history, Chicago is the highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine’s list of Top 100 artists of all time, coming in at #13. Decades after making the band, the members still continue the legacy of music, returning to Manila 6 years after their last concert here.

Here’s a rundown of highlights from last night’s Chicago Live in Manila concert at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

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Robert Lamm, founder of Chicago band, on synths. Lamm wrote many of the band’s greatest hits, such as “Beginnings” and “Saturday in the Park.” He is a huge part of Chicago’s signature sound due to his contribution in vocals. Photo by Vida Lacano for INQUIRER.net

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The horn members of Chicago. The band is commonly referred to as the “legendary rock band with horns.” Photo by Vida Lacano for INQUIRER.net

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Lee Loughlane of Chicago. Chicago’s last visit to Manila was 6 years ago. Photo by Vida Lacano for INQUIRER.net

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Chicago’s Robert Lamm on keyboards and Walfredo Reyes, Jr. on percussions. Photo by Vida Lacano for INQUIRER.net

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Renowned jazz artist Lou Pardini (I Just Have To Fall, What Might Have Been) is currently a keyboardist, vocalist, and songwriter for Chicago. Photo by Vida Lacano for INQUIRER.net

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Jason Scheff on bass and vocals. Photo by Vida Lacano for INQUIRER.net

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The horns of legendary rock band Chicago. The band still stays true to their original music even after all these years. Photo by Vida Lacano for INQUIRER.net

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Keith Howland is Chicago’s guitarist. Howland has been the lead guitarist for Chicago since 1995. Photo by Vida Lacano for INQUIRER.net

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The very energetic James Pankow is Chicago’s Trombone guy. The band performed a number of their biggest hits, including Hard Habit to Break. Photo by Vida Lacano for INQUIRER.net

 

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Spotted in the audience: Arnel Pineda. He was Chicago’s “surprise guest” for the night. Photo by Vida Lacano for INQUIRER.net

 

 

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Chicago Live in Manila, January 20, 2016. One of the songs performed off their first set is “If You Leave Me Now,” with Robert Lamm thanking the Filipino audience for helping make the said song a hit all over the world. Photo by Vida Lacano for INQUIRER.net

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Arnel Pineda was Chicago’s “surprise guest” for their concert. The crowd went wild when he jammed with the band for their hit song “You’re My Inspiration.” Photo by Vida Lacano for INQUIRER.net

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Arnel Pineda, Chicago’s “surprise guest” for the night, bows down to praise the band. He went onstage twice, first to perform “You’re My Inspiration,” and then second to perform “25 or 6 to 4.” Photo by Vida Lacano for INQUIRER.net

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The concert’s highlight: Chicago singing one of their biggest hits, “Hard To Say I’m Sorry.” The crowd turned on the lights on their mobile phones and waved along to the music of the band. Photo by Vida Lacano for INQUIRER.net

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Smart Araneta Coliseum was undoubtedly packed for the Chicago concert. Somewhere in this photo, local balladeer Jose Mari Chan is seen enjoying the performance. Photo by Vida Lacano for INQUIRER.net

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