THE IDES AND CORNERSTONES AT SUMMERFEST!

Cornerstones of Rock Show Featured at Milwaukee Summerfest

The Ides of March will return to Milwaukee Summerfest in the “Cornerstones of Rock” show on Saturday, June 25, at 4:30 pm, on the Uline Stage.

Milwaukee Summerfest boasts the title of The World’s Largest Music Festival, with around 800,000 attendees per year, featuring a menagerie of world-famous musical artists. This year is certainly no exception. The Cornerstones show features 5 legendary Chicago rock bands with original members of The Ides Of March, the Buckinghams, the Cryan’ Shames, the Shadows of Knight, and the New Colony Six playing their greatest. See you there!

THE IDES ROCK THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIR!

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 Fair is a convention of agricultural innovation, excellence, and amusement. The Ides are honored to perform on the same stage as other headliners Demi Lovato, Willie Nelson, Disturbed, Sammy Hagar, and others scheduled for the fair this year. Best of all, the Ides concert is free with admission to the fair!

THE IDES OF MARCH WITH STRINGS ATTACHED!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATELINE BERWYN, IL 17 MAY 2022
LEGENDARY ROCK GROUP GOES ORCHESTRAL
The Ides Of March to appear “with strings attached” in Addison, IL June 16th Chicago’s own THE IDES OF MARCH never run out of surprises. After all, how many rock groups have lasted 58 years with all the original members, including their Grammy-Winning, Multi-Platinum driving force Jim Peterik?
This coming June 16th, however, might be the best one yet, for on that evening, THE IDES OF MARCH will take the stage in Addison, Illinois alongside The Eye Of The Tiger Pops Orchestra, conducted by ED VODICKA; for a celebration of the Jim Peterik classic hits everyone knows and loves.
The IDES are well known for their brassy drive and heavenly vocal harmonies, but they’ve always wanted to take it one step beyond by adding violins, violas and cellos to the mix. Not to mention a few more folks on brass and woodwinds behind theirpowerhouse brass section, and added percussion to keep the show rocking. Jim Peterik’s uncanny knack for melody lends itself to this treatment, and their long-time Chicago pal, conductor/arranger Ed Vodicka made this dream come true composing the scores bringing a new air to Ides hits like “Vehicle” and “L.A. Goodbye”, and hits Jim has written or co-written for .38 Special and Survivor such as “High On You”, “Hold On Loosely”, “The Search Is Over” and the song the Orchestra is named for: “The Eye Of The Tiger”. Many more of Jim’s hits will round out the program.

Ed Vodicka has even composed an “Overture” based on the hit songs the Ides regularly perform.

It is going to be a grand evening.

“The Ides Of March…with Strings Attached” accompanied by “The Eye Of The Tiger Pops Orchestra-arranged and conducted by Ed Vodicka”. THURSDAY JUNE 16th, 2022; showtime 8 pm, at Friendship Plaza in Addison, Illinois; as part of their “Rock’nWheels” series. Admission is FREE.

THE IDES RELEASE SERIES OF QUARANTINE VIDEOS

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) recorded three of our favorite songs (and ones that many people have requested) in a totally live and unplugged format.

Video was done on separate I Phones in separate spaces of Colin Peterik’s Jam Lab. Colin also provided the sound recording and final video edit.

Final mix was done by Larry Millas at World Stage studio. Colin Peterik created the videos.

We hope you enjoy this gimmick-free version of this song spotlighting the Ides’ always-natural vocal blend and groove

We will be releasing these videos one by one over the course of three weeks.

The first one is “Friends Like You,” from the “Play On” album co-written by Mindi Abair.

We hope you enjoy these performances!

The Ides of March

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IDES RE-RELEASE ANTHEM OF HOPE CELEBRATING CHICAGO SPIRIT

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.

https://youtu.be/QJuGvv3nyD4

Jimbo and The Ides.

A Tribute To Bob Destocki