Rita Wilson to Perform with Hall of Fame Rockers Chicago in Santa Rosa, 6/26

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (The Center) announced today that actress and singer-songwriter Rita Wilson will support iconic rock band Chicago on their summer tour, including their stop in Santa Rosa on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 8 p.m. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band welcomes Rita Wilson for 10 shows this summer, including the Center's, as the band's opening act. Tickets for Chicago with special guest Rita Wilson range in price from $86 - $125 (with VIP packages available) and are available now online at lutherburbankcenter.org, by calling 707-546-3600 or at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts ticket office (50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa).

Following the release of her second, self-titled album and songwriting debut, Rita Wilson joins Chicago's summer tour on the heels of a successful residency at the renowned Café Carlyle in New York City. The New York Times has praised Wilson's captivating live show stating, "[If you] closed your eyes at certain moments you could imagine you were cruising down a Southern California highway in the early 1970s. Sandwiched between the music of Joni Mitchell and Jackson Browne on the car radio was a promising new voice whose sound fit right in with theirs."

Wilson said of the upcoming shows, "I am beyond thrilled to be opening for Chicago, a band who has made up so much of my musical life. Whether I was listening to the band while skiing down a slope or driving in my car, I was always instantly transported to the joy of their melodies and songwriting. I cannot wait for these shows!"

In Billboard magazine's recent 'Hot 200 All-Time Top Artists,' Chicago came in at #9-the highest charting American band. The recently inducted Rock & Roll Hall of Famers are the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six consecutive decades. Their new documentary film, "Now More Than Ever: The History Of Chicago," premiered at the Sedona International Film Festival in February 2016 and won the Film Festival's Best of Fest Audience Choice Award. Now in their 49th consecutive year of touring, they continue to be true ambassadors for their beloved hometown, carrying the city's name with pride and dignity around the world.

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