REO SPEEDWAGON visits the Rialto Square Theatre with a performance you do not want to miss on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 8:00 pm, presented by VenuWorks and NiteLite Promotions.
Formed in 1967, signed in 1971, and fronted by iconic vocalist Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon is a band for whom the main constant over the decades is a never-ending desire to give their all to their fans, year in and year out. Formed loosely in the late ‘60s at college in Champaign, IL, REO (named after the precursor to the light truck) rode to gigs in station wagons, hopping from small gigs to even tinier gigs, just to get their name out. It worked, as fans quickly realized there was much more going on here than your average college party band.
Platinum albums and freeform FM radio staples such as “Ridin’ The Storm Out”, “Keep On Loving You,” “Take it On The Run,” “Roll With The Changes,” “Time For Me To Fly,” and “Can’t Stop Rockin’,” followed. REO rode the top of the charts with 1980’s explosive Hi Infidelity, which sold a RIAA-certified 22 million albums in the U.S. and 40 million around the globe, with a string of gold and platinum records and international hit singles.