Chicago to put on free concert for tornado victims

By WEEK Producer

January 14, 2014 Updated Jan 15, 2014 at 12:06 AM CDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The band Chicago will be performing a free concert for Central Illinois tornado victims and those supporting storm victims.

The concert is sponsored by COUNTRY Financial and is free to attend.

“This concert gives those affected by the November tornadoes a free night of music,” said Fanette Singer, senior vice president of Marketing at COUNTRY Financial. “It’s important for us, as a community, to continue to support those who are still rebuilding and picking up the pieces.”

The concert will take place Wednesday, January 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the US Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, Ill. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Beginning Tuesday at 11 a.m., individuals can log onto or go to the venue box office to acquire up to four tickets per household. The venue box office is open 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday - Friday and can be reached at (309) 434-2679.

There is no expense associated with the transaction at or at the venue box office. Tickets will be available to be picked up at will call at the venue or people who are using can print their tickets at home.   

Reserved tickets are limited to 4 per transaction and will be available on a first come first served basis.

"The band wanted to do something special for the people of Central Illinois who have suffered any type of hardship related to the tornadoes back on November 17. The top state and local political leaders and civic groups share the same goal and will join together to help make this a special night,” said Chicago's manager Peter Schivarelli.

Three days before the concert, Chicago is set to perform on the Grammy’s stage with Grammy nominee Robin Thicke. Chicago’s album, The Chicago Transit Authority, was inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame this year.