Please be advised, due to the potential for bad weather and unsafe travel conditions, Aretha Franklin must unfortunately postpone her concert scheduled to take place at The Chicago Theatre on Saturday, December 17, 2016. The newly rescheduled date will be Friday, March 31, 2017.
Please hold onto your original tickets, as tickets for either the November 12, 2016 or the December 17, 2016 performances will be honored for the newly rescheduled March 31, 2017 performance. Your original tickets will not need to be exchanged.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and look forward to your continued patronage of The Chicago Theatre.
The Chicago Theatre
Aretha Franklin is a musical and cultural icon known around the world by her first name and as the undisputed, reigning "Queen of Soul." She has created an amazing legacy that spans an incredible six decades, from her first recording as a teenage gospel star, to her current RCA Records release, Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics. Her many countless classics include “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “Chain Of Fools,” “I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You);” her own compositions “Think,” “Daydreaming” and “Call Me;” her definitive versions of “Respect” and “I Say A Little Prayer;” and global hits like “Freeway Of Love,” “Jump To It,” “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me),” her worldwide chart-topping duet with George Michael, and “A Rose Is Still A Rose.”
Franklin has earned countless international and national awards as well as accolades and global recognition on an unprecedented scale. She is a recipient of the United States’ highest civilian honor, The Presidential Medal Of Freedom, and has won eighteen (and counting) Grammy Awards including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement and a Grammy Living Legend Award and most recently a Best Gospel Performance Award for “Never Gonna Break My Faith” with Mary J. Blige in 2008. Franklin’s powerful, distinctive gospel-honed vocal style has influenced countless singers across multiple generations, justifiably earning her the No. 1 spot on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “The Greatest Singers Of All Time.”