Peter Cetera hasn’t sung a note for Chicago in years, but original members Robert Lamm, Lee Loughnane, and James Pankow keep the horn-infused sound of ‘70s soft-rock afloat—having even released a Christmas album in 2019. The band is no stranger to Tampa Bay either, having headlined Clearwater Jazz Holiday back in 2013 and 2019?
As for the composer behind Pet Sounds—who also just released a new album and documentary—Wilson is turning 80 years old just 10 days before this show. After a few years of constant touring, he needed that pandemic break, because his voice, which has been in pretty rough shape in recent years, is now back up to where he was on 2008’s That Lucky Old Sun. Oh, and like on tours past, he’ll be surrounded by fellow original Beach Boy Al Jardine and Holland-era alum Blondie Chaplin.
Usually, all Florida gets is the Beach Boy’s douchebag cousin Mike Love, so it would not be a mistake to savor this show, whether it’s good vibrations you’re after, or a…Tuesday in the park.
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Josh Bradley is Creative Loafing Tampa's resident live music freak. He started freelancing with the paper in 2020 at the age of 18, and has since covered, announced, and previewed numerous live shows in Tampa Bay, even as the live music industry continues to get back on its feet.
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