Athletics News

Chicago Concert Celebrates DePaul's Opening of Wintrust Arena
Sept. 27, 2017

Purchase Tickets: Online Ticket Office

CHICAGO -- DePaul University and the rock band Chicago announce a special event to celebrate the opening of Wintrust Arena. Known as the legendary rock and roll band with horns, Chicago's benefit concert for the DePaul community is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. ahead of the opening weekend of Blue Demon basketball at Wintrust Arena.

Started on DePaul's Lincoln Park campus in the late 1960s and known as one of the world's most popular bands with over 100,000,000 records sold, Chicago was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016. Celebrating their 50th anniversary, the band's first album Chicago Transit Authority was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame in 2014 and an incredible 25 of Chicago's 36 albums have been certified platinum with a total of 47 gold and platinum awards.

Chicago sets the stage as the University welcomes back alumni Lee Loughnane, James Pankow and Walter Parazaider. Ticket sales from the show will benefit the DePaul University School of Music and Athletics Department.

"We're always excited to play in Chicago," said Loughnane. "Especially when we can help our alma mater open their new sports facility. We look forward to seeing you all at Wintrust Arena on Nov. 9. See you there!!"

Chicago is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums is six consecutive decades and the group came in ninth -- the highest charting American band -- in Billboard Magazine's recent Hot 200 All-Time Top Artists.

Ticket Sales Information
• Ticket Prices: Starting at $35 up to $125
• University presale opportunities will begin on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 10:00 a.m. and follow the below timeline.
  • Premium Club Seat and Luxury Suite Ticket Holders Presale
    Presale Start: Thursday, Sept. 28 at 10 a.m.
    Presale End: Monday, Oct. 2 at 5 p.m.
  • Full Season Ticket Holders Presale
    Presale Start: Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 10 a.m.
    Presale End: Friday, Oct. 6 at 10 p.m.
  • DePaul University Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Students and Families, Donors
    Sale Start: Monday, Oct. 9 at 10 a.m.
  • DePaul Basketball Mini Plan Buyers and General Ticket Purchasers
    Sale Start: Monday, Oct. 16 at 10 a.m.

At this time, tickets may only be purchased online at with a presale promotion code during the designated on sale time frame or by calling the DePaul University ticket office at (773) 325-7526.



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