Pete McMurray welcomes back Chicago's favorite rocker, Kevin Cronin from REO Speedwagon. Pete and Kevin talk about the Blackhawks, Brother Rice, Adam Sandler and Chicago Pizza! REO Speedwagon frontman Kevin Cronin
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We're asking you to "Roll with the Changes" as we've moved our February 6, 2014 show at Normal, IL's Braden Auditorium to Friday, June 27, 2014. However, don't worry about a lack of rockin' around that time, because on Jan. 29 at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, our summer tour-mates, the always amazing Chicago, are playing a free show to boost morale for those that suffered due to the recent Midwest tornadoes.
Tickets for the originally scheduled February 6 show will be honored on Friday, June 27, and tickets are on sale now for the June show. We’ll be back with a set of all of your favorite songs, along with special guests The Easthills and another band TBD, in June. At that time we'll still be raising funds for central Illinois communities that were affected by the recent devastating tornadoes (to add to the $400,000 already raised). To see where we are playing prior to the summer, visit http://www.reospeedwagon.com/tour.php
More information about the rescheduled REO show can be found at the Braden Auditorium website www.bsc.ilstu.edu and at www.REOSpeedwagon.com
Summer Tour Will Take Both Bands To Dozens Of Cities Across The U.S.
Tickets On Sale Starting January 17 Through The Live Nation Mobile App And LiveNation.com
January 13, 2013 (Los Angeles, CA) - Legendary rock bands, REO Speedwagon and Chicago, announced today they will kick off a co-headlining tour this summer. The 16-date summer tour, presented by Live Nation, will take the bands through major metropolitan areas across the United States including New York City, Boston, Houston, Dallas, Phoenix, Detroit and more with even more dates to be announced soon. Tickets for the general public go on sale on starting Friday, January 17 through the Live Nation mobile app and at www.livenation.com.
Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Wednesday, January 15 at 10:00 AM local time through Citi's Private Pass® Program. For complete presale details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Live Nation mobile app users (available for both iOS and Android) will have access to presale tickets beginning Thursday, January 16 at 10:00 AM local time. Band fan club presales will begin on January 14 at 10:00 AM local time. All presales end at 10:00 PM local time on Thursday, January 16.
"It's ironic, that these two legendary bands, who both have roots in Illinois, were label-mates (Columbia/Epic) in the 70's, and experienced waves of immense success in the 80's and 90's, and have somehow continued to consistently make compelling music, both in-studio and on tour.... have never before performed together!" says Chicago's Robert Lamm. "This situation is about to change, as Chicago and REO will perform together during the concert's encore and present a finale that will thrill their audiences. As a musician who has always respected REO's skills, I look forward to our first rehearsals early this summer. This will be fun!"
"With so many personal connections between various members of REO and Chicago, it is amazing that we have never actually toured together. I love it that the Chicago guys feel the way we do about truly playing together when you tour together," says REO Speedwagon's Kevin Cronin. "Can you imagine the Chicago horn section on 'Roll With the Changes'? That would blow my mind! This tour promises to deliver some unique music from two bands who have made a ton of hit records, share that Midwest work ethic, and still refuse to sit back on their past accomplishments. We both keep raising the bar, challenging ourselves, and rocking hard... and the audience is the ultimate winner. We are psyched... I can't wait for this tour."
All dates below subject to change. All shows on sale January 17 unless otherwise noted.
August 2 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theater
August 4 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
August 7 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
August 10 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center
August 12 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 13 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
August 15 Hartford, CT XFINITY Theatre
August 16 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
August 17 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
August 19 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 20 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
August 22 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Events Center
August 23 Raleigh, NC Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
August 24 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre (on sale TBA)
August 31 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion (on sale January 24)
'Live At Moondance Jam' is just what it says on the tin! It's a live affair that was recorded during their appearance at the annual Moondance Jam festival which takes place in Minnesota, USA.
Started way back in 1992 and providing entertainment and a good show to a few hundred people made up of friends and families, this live extravaganza now welcomes audiences in the region of tens of thousands at a time and it continues to grow.
Recognised these days as a classic rock festival, Moondance Jam seemed ideal as the backdrop for this recording of REO Speedwagon's most recent live album.
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REO Speedwagon live @ Majestic Theatre in San Antonio, TX on 12/15/13. Photos by Chris Becker. Click here to see photos.