REO Speedwagon Schedule
REO Speedwagon is one of those bands that seems to get better with every performance. Still
"rolling with the changes" and still packing in the crowds at arenas, REO Speedwagon sticks to a rigorous tour schedule and
has done so for more than four decades. Generations of fans continue to sing along to REO's string of smash hits like "Keep
On Lovin' You," "Ridin' The Storm Out" and "Can't Fight This Feelin.'"
And these days, their presence on the road is
as strong as ever! REO Speedwagon is crisscrossing the country with stops scheduled at top-tier venues like the Moondance
Festival Grounds in Walker, Minnesota; The Stir Cove at Harrahs in Council Bluffs, Iowa; Concord Pavilion in Concord, California;
Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, California; Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona; Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado;
Starlight Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri; Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Maryland Heights, Missouri; FirstMerit Bank Pavilion
at Northerly Island in Chicago, Illinois; DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan; and more! To keep tabs of REO Speedwagon's
full schedule, sign up for event updates right here through StubHub.
REO Speedwagon Background
REO Speedwagon took shape in the '60s in Champaign, Illinois, at the university. Band members journeyed to shows in station
wagons, booking as many shows as they possibly could just to get their name out. Their strategy worked, and fans quickly learned
there was much more to this band than just being a run-of-the-mill campus party band.By the early '70s, REO's tireless motivation
as well as their exhaustive tour schedule and recording, launched the mushrooming rock movement in the Midwest. REO blazed
the trail for outfits like Cheap Trick, Styx, Kansas and more, to follow. REO topped the charts with a cool 22 million albums
sold in the United States and nearly doubled that around the planet, with a slew of gold and platinum albums and global hit
Even today, with their songs saturating the airwaves in every town and every city, REO Speedwagon still sticks
to their Midwestern work ethic. The band is always working validated by dozens of records, thousands of live performances
and infinite radio spins. They have kept their eyes both on the road and the future. There hasn't been one year that has passed
without them taking to the road, captivating live audiences with their contagious tunes.
Their album,Hi Infidelity,
has had a huge impact on the face of rock and roll. The album's sales success was driven by colossal hits like "Take It On
the Run" and "Keep On Loving You." Over four decades later, the album, which scored platinum certification nine times, still
stands as a pedestal for rock bands. The album settled in at the No. 1 spot for 15 weeks, an achievement simply inaccessible
in music today.
Kevin Cronin, serves as the linchpin of the band, along with fellow rockers Neal Doughty (keyboardist);
Dave Amato (lead guitarist);; Bryan Hitt (drummer); and Bruce Hall (bass). After a decade-long hiatus from recording, REO
Speedwagon issuedFind Your Own Way Homein 2007. The effort marked their 15th studio release. Two years later, REO joined Styx
to cut the single, "Can't Stop Rockin'," which was co-penned by both bands' frontmen Tommy Shaw and Cronin.
Stop Rockin' Tour resulted, with REO Speedwagon hitting the road with Styx and.38 Special to bring together three of the most-loved
and hard-working groups in America. By the time 2009 ended, the trio were presented with a nomination for the "Most Creative
Tour Package" by Pollstar. The tour was additionally billed as one of the most profitable and most successful concert tours
of the year. In November 2009, REO droppedNot So Silent Night … Christmas with REO Speedwagonto celebrate the holidays.
By the time the summer of 2010 rolled around, REO took up another creative partnership with the iconic Pat Benatar. The Love
on the Run Tour pieced beloved songs of the '80s together, reminiscent of the time when both artists dominated the Billboard
charts with No. 1 spots and Top 10 rankings. While on the 2010 tour, REO let fans know that the 30th anniversary deluxe edition
reissue ofHi Infidelitywas on its way.In the spring of 2013, REO climbed aboard the Midwest Rock N' Roll Express Tour, which
kicked off in Grand Forks, Michigan, and stopped at more than 20 cities around the country.
These days REO Speedwagon
is still doing what they do best, carrying on their rock-and-roll legacy by playing arenas, fairs and clubs everywhere.
REO Speedwagon Albums
REO Speedwagon's discography is comprised of:R.E.O. Speedwagon(1971);R.E.O./T.W.O.(1972);Ridin'
the Storm Out(1973);Lost in a Dream(1974);This Time We Mean It(1975);R.E.O.(1976);You Can Tune a Piano but You Can't Tuna
Fish(1978);Nine Lives(1979);Hi Infidelity(1980);Good Trouble(1982);Wheels Are Turnin'(1984);Life as We Know It(1987);The Earth,
a Small Man, His Dog and a Chicken(1990);Building the Bridge(1996);Find Your Own Way Home(2007); andNot So Silent Night …
Christmas with REO Speedwagon(2010).
REO Speedwagon Trivia
Do you have any idea why REO is named REO Speedwagon?
They borrowed their name from an early 20th century vehicle that was manufactured by the Reo Motor Company. The Reo Motor
Car Company of Lansing, Michigan, was established in 1905. Mystery solved!
REO Speedwagon Concert Experience
the early '70s, REO Speedwagon has been a rock-and-roll force to be reckoned with. Having rode the charts since the band pierced
the music scene, REO Speedwagon shows no signs of slowing down. REO Speedwagon is a band where the principle constant over
the years is an infinite desire to give their all to their rabid band of fans. If you get the chance, you should make a point
of attending an REO Speedwagon live show. Their songs will have you wandering back to those carefree days in the '80s where
big rock anthems and even bigger hair ruled over the decade.Don't miss out on the opportunity to hear tunes like "Don't Let
Him Go," "Roll With the Changes," "Can't Fight This Feeling" and more. The memories are guaranteed to overwhelm you with every
note!So grab some tickets and your friends, and head to an REO Speedwagon concert this year. The band has plenty of concert
listings to choose from, and you can find them all right here on StubHub!