Earth, Wind & Fire map tour with orchestra

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Earth, Wind & Fire have revealed plans to return to the road this summer for a special tour with a full string orchestra. The legendary funk rockers will make their way to New England for a couple of shows, including one at the Citi Wang Theatre in Boston on Tuesday, June 12.

Tickets for the show, which range in price from $36 to $130, will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. to the general public through Telecharge. Boston Music Spotlight is proud to offer readers access to a special pre-sale, allowing fans to purchase tickets though Thursday at 10 p.m. by using the promo code “BMSPOT”.

Fans can expect a set packed with greatest hits as the band tour’s in support of their latest compilation album, Now, Then & Forever. Released in January, the career-spanning best-of compilation features classic tracks hand-picked by celebrity friends and fans of the band. Andre 3000, Lenny Kravitz, Pharrell, Raphael Saadiq, and David Foster are just some of the celebrity curators who picked their favorite EWF songs for Now, Then & Forever.

Now, Then & Forever also features one brand new song from the band called “Guiding Lights”, as well as a new remix by “Guiding Lights”, which is streaming below, provides a hint of things to come from Earth, Wind & Fire, who’re preparing a full-on new studio album for release later this year.

Led by founding members, Philip Bailey, Verdine White and Ralph Johnson, Earth, Wind & Fire will also perform at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut on Thursday, June 14. Tickets for the show are now on sale for $50.

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