Chicago and REO Speedwagon 2018




Chicago and REO Speedwagon 2018



– Tickets On Sale Starting February 9 at LiveNation.com

  Two of the most successful and critically acclaimed rock bands REO Speedwagon and Chicago – who have sold 140 million records combined – announced today a co-headline North American summer tour kicking off June 13, 2018 in Concord, CA. The 30+ date tour, promoted by Live Nation, will take the multi-platinum selling groups through major cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Toronto, Atlanta and Nashville for a night of unforgettable live music. The tour will conclude August 12 in Detroit, MI.

Tickets for the tour go on sale starting Friday, February 9 at 12 p.m. in select cities on www.livenation.com. Please see below for full tour itinerary and details.

Says Chicago’s Robert Lamm of the upcoming trek: “It’s always a party sharing the stage with Kevin, Neal, Bruce, Dave and Bryan! They rock. We rock. The tour rocks!”

REO Speedwagon frontman Kevin Cronin agrees: “We love the Chicago guys. We all share that Midwest rock’ n roll ethic. We work hard, rock hard & take care of business. So, c’mon out and party with Chicago and REO this summer.”


Chicago and REO Speedwagon 2018



Hailed as one of the “most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock and roll era” by former President Bill Clinton, the legendary rock and roll band with horns, Chicago, came in at #9, the highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine’s Hot 200 All-Time Top Artists. And Chicago is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six consecutive decades. Some recent inductions include: Chicago was inducted into the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; their first album, Chicago Transit Authority, was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 2014; and Robert Lamm and James Pankow have become the latest inductees of the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2017. Chicago’s lifetime achievements include two Grammy Awards, multiple American Music Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, record sales topping the 100,000,000 mark, 21 Top 10 singles, 5 consecutive Number One albums, 11 Number One singles and 5 Gold singles. An incredible 25 of their 36 albums have been certified platinum, and the band has a total of 47 gold and platinum awards. 2018 marks the band’s 51st consecutive year of touring, without missing a single concert date! Chicago continue to be true ambassadors for their beloved hometown, carrying the city’s name with pride and dignity around the world.

Formed in 1967, signed in 1971, and fronted by iconic vocalist Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon’s unrelenting drive, as well as non-stop touring and recording, jump-started the burgeoning rock movement in the Midwest. Platinum albums and radio staples soon followed, setting the stage for the release of the band’s explosive Hi Infidelity in 1980, which contained the massive hit singles “Keep On Loving You,” and “Take It On the Run.” That landmark album spent 15 weeks in the No. 1 slot and has since earned the RIAA’s coveted 10X Diamond Award for surpassing sales of 10 million units in the United States. REO Speedwagon has now sold 40 million albums around the globe, and Cronin and bandmates Bruce Hall (bass), Neal Doughty (keyboards), Dave Amato (guitar), and Bryan Hitt (drums) are still electrifying audiences worldwide in concert with hits and fan-favorites. For more information, visit http://www.speedwagon.com/.


Chicago and REO Speedwagon 2018 Tour

June 13 – Concord, Calif. – Concord Pavilion
June 15 – Los Angeles, Calif. – The Forum
June 16 – Irvine, Calif. – FivePoint Amphitheatre
June 17 – Phoenix, Ariz. – Ak-Chin Pavilion
June 19 – Salt Lake City, Utah – USANA Amphitheatre
June 20 – Denver, Colo. – Pepsi Center
June 23 – St. Louis, Mo. – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
June 24 – Chicago, Ill. – Allstate Arena
June 26 – Rogers, Ark. – Walmart AMP
June 27 – Kansas City, Mo. – Starlight Theatre
June 29 – Dallas, Texas – Starplex Pavilion
June 30 – Houston, Texas – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
July 1 – Austin, Texas – Austin360 Amphitheater
July 13 – Nashville, Tenn. – Ascend Amphitheater
July 14 – Atlanta, Ga. – Verizon Amphitheatre
July 15 – Charlotte, N.C. – PNC Pavilion
July 17 – Raleigh, N.C. – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
July 18 – Virginia Beach, Va. – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
July 20 – West Palm Beach, Fla. – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
July 21 – Tampa, Fla. – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 22 – Jacksonville, Fla. – Daily’s Place
July 25 – Bristow, Va. – Jiffy Lube Live
July 27 – Syracuse, N.Y. – Lakeview Amphitheater
July 28 – Pittsburgh, Penn. – KeyBank Pavilion
July 29 – Holmdel, N.J. – PNC Bank Arts Center
July 31 – Saratoga Springs, N.Y. – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Aug. 1 – Camden, N.J. – BB&T Pavilion
Aug. 3 – Wantagh, N.Y. – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 5 – Boston, Mass. – Xfinity Center
Aug. 7 – Darien Lake, N.Y. – Darien Lake Amphitheater
Aug. 8 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
Aug. 10 – Cincinnati, Ohio – Riverbend Music Center
Aug. 11 – Indianapolis, Ind. – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Aug. 12 – Detroit, Mich. – DTE Energy Music Theatre

James Villa