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Sat Apr 01

Earth, Wind & Fire

The Party Concert of the Year

America's seventh top-selling musical group of all-time Earth, Wind & Fire is coming to DPAC on April 1, 2017.  Their music unites genres of funk, R&B, synthesized soul, and gospel and their message of love brings together fans of every generation.  Don’t miss the opportunity to see them when they return to DPAC.   This will mark the second appearance; their first was a sell out in 2011. 

Earth, Wind & Fire was born in Chicago in 1969. With a signature sound beyond categories and a groove as deep as the soul of the planet, the band’s legendary journey has set the standard for music of all genres.

One of the most important, innovative, and commercially invincible contemporary forces of the 20th century, Earth, Wind & Fire has released a total of 23 albums. They have recorded eight #1 R&B singles and eight Double Platinum Top 10 Pop Albums. EWF has earned more than 50 Gold and Platinum albums and sold over 90 million albums worldwide, earning them a solid spot on the list of all-time best selling music artists.

Earth, Wind & Fire's career achievements and their music influences impacted music history. They have been inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2000) and The National Academy of Recording Arts & Science (NARAS) bestowed its highest honor, the Grammy® Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016, totaling nine Grammy® Awards for the group. The ensemble has also earned Lifetime Achievement honors from ASCAP, NAACP, and the BET Awards.

Many contemporary artists and superstars--including Usher, Beyoncé and Prince —are self-proclaimed Earth, Wind & Fire fans. Alicia Keys has said that EWF " the best band ever" while Mary J. Blige showed her love for the band in her own version of the band's hit "Imagination." ́ The Black Eyed Peas took the stage with EWF with a performance at the XXIX Super Bowl, and again when opening the 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

The worldwide EWF fanbase also extends to include heads-of-state. President Bill Clinton invited the group to the White House in 2000 as special guests at a State dinner and, in February 2009, President Barack Obama invited Earth, Wind & Fire to perform in the East Room at the White House for the first social event of the new administration, declaring in an interview with Rolling Stone that EWF were "rhythm and blues and pop staples for me."

In April of 2014, lead singer Philip Bailey released his memoir SHINING STAR: Braving the Elements of Earth, Wind & Fire. Shining Star is a story of triumph and challenges —chronicling the band’s iconic rise to the top.

Three of the group's principle members--Philip Bailey, Verdine White and Ralph Johnson--have each earned honorary doctorate degrees from the Columbia College in Chicago. Philip Bailey and founder Maurice White each earned doctorate degrees at Berklee College of Music

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Date

Sat, Apr 1, 2017 • 8:00 PM

Tickets

  • Find tickets online at DPACnc.com, Ticketmaster.com or at The Ticket Center at DPAC, in person or by-phone at 919.680.2787.
  • Prices include 7.5% sales tax.
  • Visit our Where to Buy page for The Ticket Center at DPAC address and hours.

IMPORTANT ALERT: There is a ticket delay on this event. All delivery, including print-at-home tickets will be delayed until 72 hours before the show.

You can always re-sell your seats or transfer them to a friend by logging in to your Ticketmaster account and selecting “Sell” or “Transfer.”  Season Seat Members can post tickets for sale at www.TicketsNow.com.

 

Availability

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Dates & Time

Know Before You Go

Age Requirement

Please note that all guests require a ticket, regardless of age. Children under the age of 6 are not allowed at this performance. Children must be able to sit quietly in their own seat without disturbing other guests.

Camera Policy

Photography and Video Recording is prohibited. All electronic devices (cell phones, smart phones, tablets, digital cameras) must be turned off before entering the seating area. Cameras with detachable lens are not allowed into the building.

Doors Open

Our lobby doors open 60 minutes prior to show time.

Event Schedule

7:00pm- Lobby Doors & Seating Area Opens
8:00pm- Performance Begins

*Please note all times are approximate and subject to change.

Video Screens

Currently, this event is planning on using these added video screens. Please note that use of these screens is subject to artist approval and is always subject to change up until show time.

For many concert, comedy, and special events at DPAC, we offer added views of the stage with two big screens (size: 16’ x 9’) hung to the sides of the stage or above the stage. These big screens can add to the visual experience of our concert and comedy events and give guests seated farther from the stage what we like to call “a tenth row view”. Approval to use these screens always rests with the visiting show and about half of all concert and comedy events do use these screens.

VIP Packages

Earth, Wind & Fire Front Row VIP Meet & Greet Package Package inclusions:

  • One FRONT ROW reserved ticket (distributed day of show)
  • Parking Space (1 parking space per order, where available)
  • Exclusive pre-show Meet & Greet with members of Earth Wind & Fire
  • Personal photo op with members of Earth Wind & Fire
  • Early entrance into the venue
  • One Autographed Earth Wind & Fire 8x10 photo
  • One Earth Wind & Fire tote bag with exclusive tour items
  • One commemorative Earth Wind & Fire VIP laminate
  • One commemorative Earth Wind & Fire VIP ticket
  • On Site VIP Host

Earth, Wind & Fire VIP Meet & Greet Package Package inclusions:

  • One reserved ticket in first 15 rows (distributed day of show)
  • Exclusive pre-show Meet & Greet with members of Earth Wind & Fire
  • Personal photo op with members of Earth Wind & Fire
  • Early entrance into the venue
  • One Autographed Earth Wind & Fire 8x10 photo
  • One Earth Wind & Fire tote bag with exclusive tour items
  • One commemorative Earth Wind & Fire VIP laminate
  • One commemorative Earth Wind & Fire VIP ticket
  • On-Site VIP Host

Earth, Wind & Fire Tour Package Package inclusions:

  • One reserved ticket in first 25 rows (distributed day of show)
  • Early entrance into the venue
  • One Earth Wind & Fire 8x10 photo
  • One Earth Wind & Fire tote bag with exclusive tour items
  • One commemorative Earth Wind & Fire VIP ticket
  • On-Site VIP Host

Safety First - Bag Check

For your safety, all guests and their bags are subject to inspection before entry. This inspection may include the use of metal detectors. Restricted items include, but are not limited to, Alcohol, Cameras, Glass Bottles, and Weapons of any kind. In addition, we will also now restrict backpacks and any oversized bags larger than 12 inches by 12 inches x 10 inches (about the size of a standard milk crate). Safety first is our goal. Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback at [email protected] 

Weather Policy

All performances scheduled at DPAC normally take place as planned. For more information on our inclement weather policy please visit INCLEMENT WEATHER FAQ.