60 Years And An Orchestra!

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 by the “Eye Of The Tiger” Pops Orchestra shining a new light on the beloved songs written or co-written by JIM PETERIK, such as “The Eye Of The Tiger”, “Vehicle”, and “Hold On Loosely” which have become evergreen favorites far and wide.

The Orchestra Project is a collaboration with noted Chicago Musician ED VODICKA who has arranged the Ides’ tunes for strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion; complementing the band’s rock instruments, and legendary singing voices.

This event is a “can’t miss”, for Ides Fans, Classic Rock aficionados, and all those who love the music that continues to inspire and excite generations of all ages.

Tickets on sale now online at https://norrisculturalarts.com/tickets/
The Ides Of March online: https://www.theidesofmarch.com
Jim Peterik online: https://www.jimpeterik.com

Countdown To Sixty!!

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) and the top-flight brass section featuring Steve Eisen, Tim Bales and Henry Salgado.

Look for special events throughout the year as we celebrate this milestone!

You Can Be Thankful For Rock’n’Roll

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/

Christmas Continues In Des Plaines

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/

Christmas Season Starts At The Acorn!

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 always entertaining and full of the Season’s cheer. The second half of the show is pure rock and roll, with a mix of Ides favorites and the top-ten hits Jim Peterik is famous for, including “Vehicle,” “Hold On Loosely” and “The Eye Of The Tiger.”

Get your tickets now at https://www.acornlive.org/events/the-ides-of-march-christmas/


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 Issue), Frankie Sullivan, Rick Nielsen, John Melnick and Dave Carl.  What a cast of Chicago classics including my co-writer Dick Eastman.

This song and video can be seen on the Ides’ YouTube channel and the Ides’ official Facebook page.

Special thanks to everyone who took part in this and the photographer Barry Butler and others who donated their brilliant images to the celebration of The Spirit of Chicago.


Jimbo and The Ides.

A Tribute To Bob Destocki