The sold-out show at the Arcada Theatre in St.Charles Illinois is captured for the DVD “A Vehicle Through Time.”. Goodbye” & “You Wouldn’t Listen,” the Ides’ versions of the Survivor classics “Eye Of The Tiger,” “High On You,” and “Rebel Girl,” new material featuring the single “Come Dancing,” and a re-release of the Ides’ first recording “Like It Or Lump It.”. It featured the new single "Come Dancing", and a re-release of the Ides' first recording "Like It or Lump It.". Pre-Production for an all new Ides Of March album for early 2019 release. Scheduled to Appear. Sony-BMG releases “Ides Of March Extended Play” culled from the band’s live recordings. He changed his name to Ray Scott and formed the short-lived group Orphanage before relocating to Nashville to pursue a career in country music. Thatâs the way I intended it to be with the Jim Peterik Band which became Survivor. The song was included on a CD entitled The Cubs' Greatest Hits which was sold at all Major League ballparks. JIM PETERIK — VOCALS AND GUITAR A total of four Christmas songs were recorded by them and appeared on the Sharing Christmas album; copies were sold to raise funds for Holy Name Cathedral's Thursday Night Suppers. 1966: The band changes their name to âThe Ides Of Marchâ (The name was suggested by bassist Bob Bergland after reading Shakespeareâs âJulius Caesarâ in school) and released their first single on Parrot Records, âYou Wouldnât Listen.â. 2011: A year of transition for the band. 1990: The Ides’ home city of Berwyn, Illinois makes an offer to have a re-united Ides headline their “Summerfest” festival. The song is used on many Cubs-themed Radio and TV programs to the present day. In contrast to the power of “Vehicle” lies the lush vocal harmonies of “L.A. The Ides team up with Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago to release “Sharing Christmas,” a 4-song EP that features radio legend DICK BIONDI. At a show late in 2011, an anonymous fan gave Jim a set of cassette tapes containing live recordings of the Ides from a 1972 concert in Houghton, Michigan. Planning begins for a new Ides album for 2018. He also continued to play dates with Ides of March, along with solo shows and dates with the Fabulous Armadillos. Fifty years later, the regrouped Ides of March are still entertaining fans of Chicago-cultivated rock. âPlay On is the culmination of all that weâve learned and all that weâve dreamed in The Ides of Marchâs 55-year history as a band,â said Peterik. James Michael Peterik (/ Ë p iË t É r Éª k / PEE-tÉ-rik; born November 11, 1950) is an American musician, singer and songwriter. Afterward, he teamed occasionally with Kelly Keagy and the band Pride of Lions, and then formed a new outfit called Jim Peterik's Lifeforce, who released an eponymous album in 2009 and Forces at Play in 2011. The featured single was the vocal-driven “L.A. In August, the Ides headline what turns out to be the second-highest grossing benefit ever for the Michael J. They play a private event with guest stars Mike Reno of Loverboy and Cathy Richardson. These songs have transcended genres over the years, becoming as beloved by Country Music fans as Rockers, and appealing throughout the ages from Bobby Soxers to Baby Boomers to Millenials. In September 2010 the City of Berwyn, Illinois, dedicated Home Avenue between Riverside Drive and Cermak Road (the location of J. The show’s dual hosts are Dick Biondi and Bob Sirott. Sony BMG released Ides of March Extended Play nationally; the album was culled from the band's live recordings. At their anniversary concert on September 27, 2014, they received a citation from the State of Illinois honoring their achievement as well as their charity work (the band established a scholarship fund at their alma mater, Morton West High School in Berwyn, IL). The guy that talked to the audience. In 1972 the band moved to RCA Records and released World Woven. Play On is a musical journey of The Idesâ friendship over the last 55 years, and impresses with the iconic sound that fans know and love. The Ides release a 50 year commemorative 5-disc box set, with 4 CDs comprising a comprehensive career retrospective and a new DVD of the 2014 House of Blues show, music video of “Last Band Standing,” exclusive band interviews, and other special features titled “Last Band Standing.” “Vehicle” is featured in the Will Smith Movie “Focus.”. This allowed Peterik to concentrate on lead guitar. And I enjoyed that. Filmed at Belushi Auditorium, Glen Ellyn Illinois for Ides of March 50th Anniversary Concert on September 27th, 2014. The band records a two-hour live performance for XM Satellite radio in Washington, DC. Goodbye” and it stayed at the #1 spot on regional charts for five weeks, but only reached #73 on the Billboard Charts. 2005: “Vehicle” becomes a #1 hit again when “American Idol” runner-up BO BICE performs the song 3 times on the top-rated show, and during his appearances on many other network shows. Lending the name of their gospel-tinged song to the relief effort, “All Join Hands To Raise The Roof” culminates in an exclusive fund-raising event at the Palmer House, with the Ides as featured entertainment. The CD is retitled “The Meaning Of Christmas.”, 2014: The Ides celebrate 50 years together as band with all the original members. The blaring four-trumpet lead of the horn-rock band Chase planted their roots in Chicago, a foundation of the band being drummer Gary Smith and bass player Dennis Johnson, who most Chicagoans know â¦ In 2014 the Ides celebrated the 50th anniversary of the band. The concert was attended by over 20,000 and the Ides returned to live performances. The song is included on a CD entitled “The Cubs Greatest Hits” which is sold at all Major League Ballparks in The USA. Former Lead Singer of Kool & The Gang. For founding member/lead singer/guitarist/songwriter Jim Peterik, itâs been one hell of a ride â a ride devoid of many of the usual debauched trappings of rock band life, he says. Former bassist for Peter Frampton and Frehley's Comet, currently Four X Fate. The Ides are chosen to be the entertainment at the FBI’s 100-year-anniversary party, playing before many international VIP’s. MIKE BORCH â VOCALS AND DRUMS. He was succeeded in late 1969 by two horn players, John Larsen and Chuck Soumar, with Bergland often doubled up on tenor saxophone. In early 1967, trumpeter Steve Daniels was added. Frontman. The original members are now joined by Scott May, Keyboards; Tim Bales, Trumpet; Henry Salgado, Trombone; and Steve Eisen, Saxophone. The Ides Of March, formerly of Survivor. Written by vocalist and frontman Jim Peterik, the song is about a girl that often used him for his mode of transportation, leading Peterik to surmise that he was little more than her "vehicle". This record and its follow-ups (all pre-"Vehicle") have been re-released on the Sundazed Records CD Ideology. Trumpeter and backing vocalist Chuck Soumar is credited with being primarily responsible for reuniting the band. The band played its final show of the “first era” at Morton West High School in Berwyn in November 1973. 2007: “Mighty Bears” is released to support the Super Bowl appearance by the Chicago Bears. 1970: “Vehicle” is released which became the fastest-selling single in Warner Brothers history. The band originated in Berwyn, Illinois, in 1964 and is the [â¦] Jim began writing with Dennis DeYoung former lead singer- songwriter of Styx. Chuck Soumar quit the band in 2011 to pursue other interests. Herr first appeared on "Girls Don’t Grow on Trees" in 1967. 695 likes. Joining the Ides will be special guests Mark Farner (formerly of Grand Funk Railroad,) Cathy Richardson (longtime friend and current lead singer â¦ Ides keyboardist Scott May releases his next CD “ownlife.” Work progresses on the new Ides CD to be released for the summer season. Vehicle is used for an extensive national advertising campaign by General Motors.  The following album, Vehicle, reached #55 nationally. The song was at #1 on regional charts for five weeks, #2 on WCFL Chicago, #5 on WLS Chicago, but only #73 on the Billboard Hot 100. This live set was released on Rhino Records in 2002. And yeah, it is so ingrained in music history, so much so that Iâm constantly surprised where it jumps back into my life. In 1997 the five-track album "Age Before Beauty" was released, which included an instrumental of "Vehicle" and a new version of "Roller Coaster". Their first full-length Christmas CD, “I Believe in Christmas,” is released featuring new songs and selected live tracks from the Ides’ annual Christmas Concerts. 1991: The Ides release their first new music since 1973, a four-song cassette EP entitled “Beware-The Ides Of March.”. BOB BERGLAND — VOCALS AND BASS GREAT GOD IN HEAVEN YOU KNOW THEY LOVE YOU! The six original members agree, and are joined by long-time Berwyn pal SCOTT MAY—HAMMOND ORGAN, KEYBOARDS & VOCALS. Extreme Ides of March Fan Club, Wonder Lake, Illinois. The Ides play a private event with special guest Steve Cropper. In 1966, after changing their name to The Ides of March (a name suggested by bassist Bob Bergland after reading Shakespeare's Julius Caesar in high school), the band released their first single on Parrot Records, "You Wouldn't Listen." A double live album, Beware: The Ides of March Live, captured their concert at the McAninch Center at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. It becomes an SRO event. The original four members are: LARRY MILLAS — VOCALS AND GUITAR Also added, to complete the brass section is DAVE STAHLBERG—TROMBONE. Christmas 2005: The Ides sing their Christmas carol “Sharing Christmas” to a capacity crowd at the 4pm Mass at Chicago’s Holy Name Cathedral. Jim Peterik’s songs have garnered 18 top-10 Billboard spots and have sold over 30 million copies, earning him a Grammy(tm), a People’s Choice award, an Oscar nomination, and multiple Gold and Platinum RIAA commendations. Also featured: Tributes to Mitch Aliotta (Aliotta, Haynes & Jeremiah), and Chase. It has become one of those rare chestnuts that no matter how many times you hear it, you never tire of it. It is a compilation including the Ides’ favorite hits “Vehicle,” “L.A. MAC Summer Concert Series continues with The Ides of March Jim Peterik, lead singer of The Ides of March, performs at the Lakeside Pavilion's free summer concert series. Stuffed with ultra-rare single sides, unreleased material and never-before-seen photos, Ideology: The Ides of March 1965-1968 showcases what lead singer Jim Peterik refers to as the band's "signature harmonies."