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Chicago, Rick Springfield set Jones Beach date

Chicago trombone player James Pankow and saxophone player

Chicago trombone player James Pankow and saxophone player Ray Herrmann, left, appear in a composite image alongside Rick Springfield. Credit: Composite: Invision/AP / Robert E. Klein, left; Getty Images for iHeartMedia / Kevin Winter

Chicago and Rick Springfield will hit the road together this summer, including a show at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh.

Promoter Live Nation announced Monday that 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Chicago, whose hits include "If You Leave Me Now," "Saturday in the Park" and "25 or 6 to 4," and singer-actor Springfield ("Jessie's Girl," "Don't Talk to Strangers," "Affair of the Heart") would perform at the venue on July 17.

Chicago appeared in this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Parade and will perform on NBC during the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting on Wednesday. The band's 10 current members include three of its seven founders: keyboardist and vocalist Robert Lamm and horn players Lee Loughnane and James Pankow. Lamm and Pankow were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2017.

Springfield, in addition to his catalog of charting hits, is an actor whose career stretches to the 1970s and has recently included recurring roles on "True Detective" and "Supernatural," and guest appearances on "The Goldbergs" and "American Horror Story."

Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. via Live Nation.

 

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