Earth, Wind & Fire is a rock and jazz band based in Chicago, Illinois. They are perhaps one of the biggest critics’ choice bands of this century and have been generating a lot of buzz in the music magazines since their inception in 1969. They have often been describes as being innovative with calculated artistic risks. They are precise with their sound, yet they manage to sound sensual at the same time. The band has a huge lineup, but its consistent members have been Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Verdine White, and Ralph Johnson. Their performances are known to be creative and lively. To attend the event, buy Earth tickets for their summer concert series.
Latest Earth Events
- Railroad Earth, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, tickets for 08/02 6:30PM at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
- Sat Aug 2 2014
- Earth, Wind & Fire, Brady Theater, tickets for 08/09 8:00PM at Brady Theater, Tulsa, OK
- Sat Aug 9 2014
- Earth, Wind & Fire, Peabody Opera House, tickets for 08/11 7:30PM at Peabody Opera House, Saint Louis, MO
- Mon Aug 11 2014
- Earth, Wind & Fire, Starlight Theatre, tickets for 08/12 8:00PM at Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, MO
- Tue Aug 12 2014
- Earth, Wind & Fire, Mystic Lake Showroom, tickets for 08/14 8:00PM at Mystic Lake Showroom, Prior Lake, MN
- Thu Aug 14 2014
- Earth, Wind & Fire, Manitoba Centennial Concert Hall, tickets for 08/16 8:00PM at Manitoba Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg, MB
- Sat Aug 16 2014
- Earth, Wind & Fire, Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, tickets for 08/19 7:30PM at Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, AB
- Tue Aug 19 2014
- Earth, Wind & Fire, Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, tickets for 08/20 7:30PM at Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary, AB
- Wed Aug 20 2014
- Earth, Wind & Fire, River Rock Show Theatre, tickets for 08/22 8:00PM at River Rock Show Theatre, Richmond, BC
- Fri Aug 22 2014
- Earth, Wind & Fire, Chateau Ste Michelle Winery, tickets for 08/23 7:00PM at Chateau Ste Michelle Winery, Woodinville, WA
- Sat Aug 23 2014
- Earth, Wind & Fire, Mountain Winery, tickets for 08/25 7:30PM at Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA
- Mon Aug 25 2014
- Earth, Wind & Fire, Wente Vineyards, tickets for 08/26 7:00PM at Wente Vineyards, Livermore, CA
- Tue Aug 26 2014
- Jazz Aspen Snowmass: Fun., OneRepublic & Carrie Underwood - 3 Day Pass, Jazz Aspen Snowmass, tickets for 08/29 TBA at Jazz Aspen Snowmass, Aspen, CO
- Fri Aug 29 2014
- Earth, Wind & Fire, Red Butte Garden, tickets for 08/29 7:30PM at Red Butte Garden, Salt Lake City, UT
- Fri Aug 29 2014
- Jazz Aspen Snowmass: OneRepublic & Earth, Wind and Fire, Jazz Aspen Snowmass, tickets for 08/30 TBA at Jazz Aspen Snowmass, Aspen, CO
- Sat Aug 30 2014
- Earth, Wind & Fire, Los Angeles County Fair, tickets for 09/28 7:30PM at Los Angeles County Fair, Pomona, CA
- Sun Sep 28 2014
- Earth, Wind & Fire, Horseshoe Casino - Tunica, tickets for 10/04 8:00PM at Horseshoe Casino - Tunica, Robinsonville, MS
- Sat Oct 4 2014
- Earth, Wind & Fire, Red Hat Amphitheater (Formerly Raleigh Amphitheater and Festival Site), tickets for 10/09 8:00PM at Red Hat Amphitheater (Formerly Raleigh Amphitheater and Festival Site), Raleigh, NC
- Thu Oct 9 2014
- Earth, Wind & Fire, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, tickets for 10/11 7:00PM at St. Augustine Amphitheatre, Saint Augustine, FL
- Sat Oct 11 2014
On the whole, Earth, Wind & Fire is one of the most highly appreciated bands of the twentieth century. They are popular for their variety of performance in rock, disco, jazz, R&B, and soul. They are often featured in the Rolling Stone magazine. They have had a number of members but the founding member, Maurice White, has remained in the band throughout the years.
The band’s music has always been very widely appreciated. To this date, they have about twenty Grammy Awards nominations, not counting the ones that Bailey and White received and won as individual artists. They have also bagged four American Music Awards from a nomination of twelve. The BET Awards presented them with a "Lifetime Achievement Award." They have also been inducted to the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the American Society of Composers. Moreover, their legacy has been cemented in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well as the Hollywood Walk of Fame. They are also not behind in sales with more than 90 million records been distributed worldwide.
Earth, Wind &Fire stand out from all the other bands of their time because of their unique and innovative style. Their records all have the most amazing horn section which adds a sense of energy to their songs. They are also known for their energetic shows which are always very meticulously put together. The lighting and set designs of these shows have won many awards on their own. When they perform live, White and Bailey’s voices mesh extremely well. White is the tenor while Bailey sings in falsetto, yet when their singing voices combine to sing harmonies, it all gels together. Their music also frequently features the Kalimba, which is a kind of an African piano.
The band produced the most number of hits during the 1980s. In those days, they were popular for releasing singles such as "Shining Star", "Devotion", "Boogie Wonderland" and "That’s the Way of the World." Two of these songs have ended up in the Grammy Hall of Fame. Yet another one of their achievements is that they were the first ever African American artists to sell out Madison Square Garden. Even those artists who perform very well on the charts have not been able to do that. The ability of a band’s live performing and the popularity of their concerts is well judged by this. Thus, they received the Gold Ticket Award presented by the venue as well. More recently, they were invited by president Obama to perform at the White House when the new administration was appointed.
As far as releasing studio albums is concerned, the band had been on a hiatus for a very long time. There had been rumors circulating about their big comeback which were confirmed by the band themselves in 2013. Thus they finally released their much awaited new album in September of 2013. This was the first record that the band had composed in over eight years.
Their musicality is so powerful and so legendary that it has paved the way for many pop stars that came after them. People like Cee Lo Green or Will Smith have always cited them as one of their biggest influences. Earth tickets are now available in the market. So get yours booked to enjoy the old and new songs by the iconic rock band.