Chicago, REO Speedwagon Set North American Tour

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REO Speedwagon and Chicago announced today (Feb. 5) a joint North American summer tour kicking off June 13. The 30+ date tour, promoted by Live Nation, will take the multi-platinum selling groups through Aug. 12.

Tickets for the general public go on sale starting Friday, Feb. 9 at 12 p.m. here.

On Jan. 11, REO Speedwagon frontman Kevin Cronin revealed that he was having some unspecified surgery which forced the postponement of many of the band’s winter concerts. On Jan. 24, he wrote: “I am overwhelmed, and so grateful for the outpouring of well wishes and support which so many of you showered upon me. All of your positive energy and prayers must have worked, as my surgery went flawlessly, and I am home from the hospital, healing up and resting comfortably.

“This little health scare has been a wake up call for me, and has caused me to appreciate the little things, and count my many blessings…one of them being that fact the REO Speedwagon has the coolest and most loyal fans in rock’n roll. Thanks to each and every one of you…”

For the summer tour, Chicago will perform their historic Chicago II album in its entirety followed by the “world’s longest encore” as the band jokingly refers to it, filled with their greatest hits. In January, the band replaced their longtime drummer as well as their bass player/lead vocalist.

REO Speedwagon will play their classic rock hits and fan-favorites such as “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” “Time For Me To Fly,” “Roll With the Changes,” “Keep On Loving You,” “Take It On the Run,” and more.

Chicago, REO Speedwagon 2018 North American Tour

Jun 13 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
Jun 15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
Jun 16 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
Jun 17 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
Jun 23 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Jun 24 – Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena
Jun 27 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
Jun 29 – Dallas, TX – Starplex Pavilion
Jun 30 – Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Jul 01 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater
Jul 13 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
Jul 14 – Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Amphitheatre
Jul 15 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
Jul 18 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loads Amphitheater
Jul 20 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Jul 21 – Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
Jul 22 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
Jul 25 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
Jul 27 – Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheater
Jul 28 – Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
Jul 29 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
Jul 31 – Saratoga Springs, NY – SPAC
Aug 01 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
Aug 03 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Aug 05 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
Aug 07 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
Aug 08 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
Aug 10 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
Aug 11 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Aug 12 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre

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