Former Chicago frontman Peter Cetera has announced that he plans to join his former bandmates for a performance when the band is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April.
“As a finale, we can walk onstage together one last time as a group, I’ll strap on the bass, and we can do ’25 or 6 to 4′ in the key of E,” Cetera writes on his website. “I believe it would make for one fantastic Hall of Fame moment and satisfy those who have always wanted some sort of reunion.”
In the statement, Cetera also states that he plans to speak at the event while inviting all current members, along with past members Laudir de Oliveira, Donnie Dacus, Kenny Cetera, Chris Pinnick, and Bill Champlin, to “join us up there as well on the song.” Cetera states that “[t]hey’ve all contributed to the legacy of the group and I think this would be a fitting way to honor them.”
He also speaks of honoring former guitarist and co-founder Terry Kath, who died in 1978 from an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound, stating, “I’m sure we all wish that Terry was there to join us.”
Cetera left the group in 1985 to pursue a solo career and fans have been waiting for the long overdue reunion ever since. However, fans thought those ideas were quickly crushed when keyboardist Robert Lamm said Cetera had “emphatically declined” an invitation to reunite at the ceremony after Chicago’s induction was announced in December. To much delight, Cetera’s plans have changed.
Chicago will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along side Cheap Trick, Deep Purple, N.W.A. and Steve Miller on Friday, April 8, 2016 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York for the second time.
HBO will broadcast the 31st annual ceremony in spring 2016.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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