THE IDES OF MARCH (Featuring JIM PETERIK), as part of their Diamond Anniversary Tour, celebrating 60 years with all the original members, announce a very special concert on the Ides Of March (March 15th) 2024, at the Delora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center in St. Charles, Illinois. On that evening, The Ides will be accompanied […]
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2024 will mark the 60th anniversary of the day that Jim, Bob, Larry and Mike got together and formed the band that would be renamed The Ides Of March! Sixty years. And after all this time, these childhood friends are still brothers and still play music together, along with Scott May (30-plus years and counting) […]
You’ll be over your turkey coma and ready to rock when the Cornerstones featuring the Ides return to the Arcana Theatre on November 25! Bring everyone along and rock with us! Details here: https://www.arcadalive.com/event/cornerstones-of-rock-20231125/
Grab a second helping of Christmas Spirit as the Ides bring the Christmas Extravaganza to the Des Plaines Theatre on December 9th for a matinee show! More details here: https://desplainestheatre.com/events/the-ides-of-march-christmas-show-407/
The Ides Of March Christmas show is really 2 shows in one. The first half features the Ides’ distinctive original Christmas songs, mixed with choice traditional Carols. Each member of the band is featured, including the Ides stellar Brass section. Mostly “unplugged,” the tunes weave a warm Christmas/Holiday vibe – sometimes humorous, sometimes spiritual, but […]
The Ides of March to Rock the Illinois State Fair (and eat funnel cakes!) Beware! We’re excited to announce that on Monday, August 15th, The Ides of March will be playing the Illinois State Fair’s Grandstand Stage! Held almost every year since 1853, (the exceptions being 2020 and … World War II) the Illinois State […]
Got the Pandemic Blues? While the world is in turmoil the Cornerstones of Rock have been busy doing what we do best – entertaining the fans. Here is our latest for all you wonderful fans — “Pandemic Blues”! With a parody lyric to “Summertime Blues” and lead vocal by the irrepressible Jimy Sohns to the […]
Dateline Brookfield Illinois May 6, 2020. The Ides of March are pleased to offer a gift of thanks to all our fans and friends that will hopefully put a smile on your faces in these trying times. A few days ago the Jive Five (Jim Peterik, Larry Millas, Bob Bergland, Mike Borch and Scott May) […]
The Ides of March felt the time was right for re-releasing our 1992 City of Chicago anthem “Spirit Of Chicago” with a brand-new lyric video done by Paul Braun. Beside yours truly and all of the Ides our special guests included Dennis DeYoung, Cathy Richardson, the late Gary Loizzo (American Breed) and Jim Ellison (Material […]
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS. WE WILL UPDATE WITH THE NEW DATE WHEN AVAILABLE. The Ides of March are proud and honored to announce that we have been inducted as Charter Members of the ILLINOIS ROCK AND ROLL MUSEUM ON ROUTE 66 HALL OF FAME. The other Charter inductees are: Chicago, Cheap […]