2019 is shaping up to be yet another gig-filled year for REO Speedwagon. The band has rolled out the majority of its spring dates with REO kicking the year off on February 1st in Rohnert Park, California at Graton Resort & Casino, with the season's shows winding down on May 27th with a double bill with Styx at Hampton Beach, New Hampshire's Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom.
The band has two summer dates already on the books — July 25th at York, Pennsylvania's York Fair, along with their August 10th appearance in Sturgis, North Dakota at Sturgis Buffalo Chip.
REO leader Kevin Cronin told us that despite some major successes since, the band would always be best remembered for their late-1980 release — and 1981 blockbuster — High Infidelity. Cronin explained that Hi Infidelity was just one of those key albums in rock that managed to seep into everyone's musical DNA at precisely the same time: “The record just got under people's skin; and I was saying that anyone who was in junior high through college in 1981, y'know, people couldn't help but have this record kind of drilled into 'em — whether they (laughed) liked it or not. And so for us to kind of look back fondly and with humor and think back (to) what we were going through, that seems surreal because I remember it so vividly as though it were last week, or something.”
JUST ANNOUNCED: REO Speedwagon tour dates (subject to change):
February 1 – Rohnert Park, CA – Graton Resort & Casino February 4 – Los Angeles, CA – Saban Theatre February 5 – Anaheim, CA – City National Grove of Anaheim February 8 – Wendover, NV – Peppermill Concert Hall February 11 – Fraint, CA – Table Mountain Casino February 12 – Bakersfield, CA – Fox Theater February 14 – Valley Center, CA – Harrah’s Resort SoCal Event Center February 29 – Columbia, SC – Township Auditorium March 1 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall March 3 – Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theatre March 6 – Coconut Creek, FL – The Pavilion at Seminole Casino March 11 – Effingham, IL – Effingham Performance Center March 13 Prior Lake, MN – Mystic Lake Casino March 14 – Milwaukee, WI – Panther Arena April 1 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center Theater April 17 – Kalamazoo, MI – The Kalamazoo State Theatre April 18 – Owensboro, KY – Owensboro Sportscenter May 2 – Las Vegas, NV – Red Rock Resort at Sandbar Poolside May 6 – Grand Prairie, TX – The Theatre at Grand Prairie May 22 – Indianapolis, IN – Indianapolis Motor Speedway (with Styx) May 27 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom July 25 – York, PA – York Fair August 10 – Sturgis, SD – Sturgis Buffalo Chip
Kevin Cronin On ‘Hi Infidelity’ Taking Off :