Chicago will release their new studio album, Now Chicago XXXVI on July 8th. A video for the title track, “Now” premiered this week. Check it out below.
As for the title, Chicago’s Robert Lamm told Billboard, “I think that there are many people who, whether they like Chicago or don’t like Chicago, assume that what Chicago does is all what you hear on classic rock radio, or that Chicago is some dinosaur-like presence on the tour circuit. And we just wanted to kind of change that perception if we could by suggesting ‘Now,'”
Now Chicago XXXVI was recorded on the road using the band’s mobile recording unit they call “The Rig.” Some parts were recording in hotels or dressing rooms, while some parts were recorded remotely and transfered across the interwebs to the coordinating producer, Hank Linderman, who put it all together.
Chicago kicks off a European tour on June 26th in Paris and returns to North America for a tour with REO Speedwagon beginning July 31st.