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Celebrating 50 Years of Concerts at the WVU Coliseum
February 23, 1985


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Publicity photo of Chicago circa 1985
SHOW DATE: Saturday, February 23, 1985 • 8:00 pm
Students braved long lines and frigid temperatures to snag tickets for Chicago's 1985 concert at the WVU Coliseum and were probably happy they did. The Pop Arts Committee sold 14,000 tickets ($10.50 for WVU Students and $13.50 for non-students) to the sell-out event. 

The band (Danny Seraphine, Walt Parazaider, James Pankow, Bill Champlin, Leigh Loughnane, Peter Cetera, Robert Lamm) formed in Chicago, Illinois, in 1967. At the time of the 1985 concert in Morgantown, "Chicago 17" was their most recent album. It would ultimately become their bestseller, sending the singles "Hard Habit to Break" and "You’re the Inspiration" to No. 3. "Chicago 17" has been certified 6x platinum.

To date, Chicago has recorded 37 albums, sold more than 100,000,000 records and is one of the longest-running and bestselling music groups of all time.
Album cover of "Chicago 17"