Music has become a game of numbers for legendary Illinois-bred band Chicago.
A recent Gallup poll suggested most U.S. citizens retire after roughly 40-45 years of work (age 61).
The same can't be said for the band members in Chicago.
Forty-six is the number of consecutive years Chicago has toured. While other acts might look to slow things down after 40-plus years, these band members are far from road-weary and eagerly anticipate each gig.
"Perhaps people are thinking, 'Well, how many more years are they going to want to do this? Maybe we should catch this show, because we don't know,' " said James Pankow, one of the founding members of Chicago. "You know, Elvis is gone. Frank Sinatra's gone. I never saw either one of them, and I regret it. And maybe people are kinda starting to think that way about Chicago. I mean, this is 46 years."
However, the renowned trombonist said Chicago "is absolutely slamming."