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[10] They teamed up with Styx to record a new single entitled "Can't Stop Rockin'", released in March 2009, as well as for a full tour that included special guest .38 Special. Artist: REO SpeedwagonSong: Keep On Loving You-- Audio Only and co-host of “The Tommy + Kelly Show”. Their next tour date is at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, after that they'll be at Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls. $25.95 $32.00. Richrath stayed on stage to help with the encore of "With a Little Help From My Friends" along with REO, Styx, Richard Marx, and others. He is quoted as saying "I'm going to be a part of that band whether they like it or not", and then went about making it happen. Richard Marx joined REO on stage for a joint performance of two of his hit songs. [3] The most popular track on this record was "157 Riverside Avenue". 5,344 talking about this. In the fall of 1966, Neal Doughty entered the electrical engineering program at the University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois, as a junior. REO Speedwagon Lyrics "Keep On Loving You" You should've seen by the look in my eyes, baby There was something missin' You should've known by the tone of my voice, maybe But you didn't listen You played dead But you never bled Instead you lay still in the grass All coiled up and hissin' In early 1989, Gary Richrath was fired after tensions between him and Kevin Cronin boiled over. The band is still filling seats and rocking hard on their almost 50-plus year ride, and even at this stage, they want to stay on top of their game all as they enjoy this miraculous run that continues to take people back in time with their memorable music. We are working hard to find new dates for as many cities as we can, but unfortunately some shows will have to be canceled. Three bands were the undisputed arena rock kings of the early '80s -- Styx, Journey, and REO Speedwagon -- yet all weren't overnight success stories (in fact, each group began pursuing different musical styles originally -- prog rock, fusion, and straight-ahead hard rock, respectively, before transforming slowly into chart-topping mainstream rockers). On March 11, 2012, Kevin Cronin appeared on the Canadian reality TV series Star Académie. Since 1995, the label has released over a dozen compilation albums featuring greatest hits, including 1999's The Ballads which featured two new songs Just for You (Cronin and Jim Peterik) and Till The River's Run Dry (Cronin). our partners use cookies to personalize your experience, to show you ads based on your interests, and for measurement and analytics purposes. [6] Hi Infidelity spawned four hit singles written by Richrath and Cronin, including the chart-topping "Keep On Loving You" (Cronin),[3] plus "Take It on the Run" (#5) (Richrath), "In Your Letter" (#20) (Richrath), and "Don't Let Him Go" (#24) (Cronin), and remained on the charts for 65 weeks, 32 of which were spent in the top ten, including 15 weeks atop the Billboard 200. The first lineup consisted of Doughty on keyboards, Gratzer on drums and vocals, Joe Matt on guitar and vocals, Mike Blair on bass and vocals. Find similar artists to REO Speedwagon and discover new music. I think that obviously in order for a music career to last as long as ours did, it takes a lot of work, and it also takes a good deal of good fortune. Their music was everywhere over a ten year stretch in the 70’s to mid 80’s. $24.95 $31.00. [15] Gary Richrath died on September 13, 2015, due to complications from surgery. Happy Thanksgiving from the REO Family Cronin's return came after Greg X. Volz turned down the position for lead vocalist after becoming a Christian. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 to $55. Richrath was a Peoria, Illinois-based guitarist and prolific songwriter who brought fresh original material to the band. They continued to perform cover songs in campus bars, fraternity parties, and university events. Shop Official Reo Speedwagon Merch, Vinyl Records, Shirts and More. Speedwagon) is an American rock band from Champaign, Illinois. Richrath (the band) continued to perform for several years before disbanding in the late 1990s. [18] The band toured the UK arena circuit with Status Quo in December 2016. REO Speedwagon booking agent, manager, and publicist contact info. 202.745.9268, info@washingtonlife.com. Shop Official Reo Speedwagon Merch, Vinyl Records, Shirts and More. By the late 1980s, the band's popularity was starting to decline. On November 21, 1980, Epic released Hi Infidelity,[3] which represented a change in sound, going from hard rock to more pop-oriented material. Find REO Speedwagon similar, influenced by and follower information on AllMusic Steve Scorfina (who would go on to found progressive rock/album-oriented rock band Pavlov's Dog) came aboard for over a year, composing with the band and performing live, before being replaced by Gary Richrath in late 1970. [8] The Hits (1988) is a compilation album from REO Speedwagon. And I’m thinking that the book should be finished by then. The album went on to sell over two million copies in the US, ultimately achieving double platinum status. The title track did make R&R's AC Top 30 chart. REO Speedwagon's mainstream popularity waned in the late 1980s, but the band remains a popular live act. Murphy stayed on for two more albums, Lost in a Dream and This Time We Mean It, before Cronin returned to the fold in January 1976 and recorded R.E.O., which was released that same year.[3]. So we’re going to blow it out in 2021, for sure, but we are already doing that on this tour, too.”. REO Speedwagon's Concert History. Epic agreed to let them produce their first live album, Live: You Get What You Play For, which was eventually certified platinum. For Cronin, as well as band co-founder and drummer Neal Doughty and longtime guitarist Bruce Hall — along with guitarist Dave Amato who joined the band in 1989 and drummer Bryan Hitt who came on board in 1990 — the incredible journey of REO Speedwagon continues. REO Speedwagon is an American rock band whose popularity grew during the 1970s and peaked in the early 1980s. Booking price. The group's best-selling album, Hi Infidelity (1980), contained four US Top 40 hits and sold more than 10 million copies. ", The band came storming back two years later with Wheels Are Turnin', an album that included the #1 hit single "Can't Fight This Feeling" plus three more hits: "I Do' Wanna Know" (U.S. #29), "One Lonely Night" (U.S. #19), and "Live Every Moment" (U.S. REO Speedwagon began their journey in 1971 as a true rock and roll band with rollicking songs and big guitar solos coming from the late Gary Richrath, but always had a sense for the power ballad, especially with the release of Hi Infidelity. Get REO Speedwagon setlists - view them, share them, discuss them with other REO Speedwagon fans for free on setlist.fm! [11], In November 2009, REO Speedwagon released a Christmas album, Not So Silent Night...Christmas with REO Speedwagon. [3] Although it was not as successful as its predecessor, the album performed moderately well commercially, featuring the hit singles "Keep the Fire Burnin'" (U.S. #7), "Sweet Time" (U.S. #26) and the Album Rock chart hit "The Key. Complete your Toto / Journey / REO Speedwagon / Blue Oyster Cult* collection. This lineup did only one show, on January 7, 1989, in Viña del Mar, Chile, where it won the award for best group at the city's annual International Song Festival. We work hard but we also have a lot of fun doing it. Everyone knows bands can rarely sustain over forty years, yet REO has, and Cronin chalks it up to hard work, luck and, again, loving what you do. He was replaced by Kevin Cronin. The commercial failure of the band's newer material with its revised lineup demanded a change in marketing strategy. Rather than pronouncing REO as a single word as the motor company did, they chose to spell out the name with the individual letters each pronounced ("R-E-O"). The Midwestern United States was the original REO Speedwagon fan stronghold and is pivotal in this period of the band's history. Unless a couple of the tracks appear on a massive Netflix TV show, that seems unlikely but, in the meantime, this set is a very welcome anthology for all lovers of the band. #34).[3]. So I think that’s really the balance. And we do.”, REO Speedwagon 2019 (photo by Randee St. Nicholas). Adorable duet with Holly, Kevin Cronin's daughter at Kaaboo Music Festival in Del Mar, CA (Sept 13 2019) In 1977, REO convinced Epic Records that their strength was in their live performances. Gary Richrath reunited with REO one final time for a performance of "Ridin' the Storm Out" to end REO's set at the sold-out concert. A playlist featuring Journey. Inspired designs on t-shirts, posters, stickers, home decor, and more by independent artists and designers from around the world. The band will be visiting dozens of notable markets throughout the year including Rama, Indianapolis, Detroit, Nashville, Milwaukee, Rosemont and … They have undergone many changes of personnel over the years, and today Neal Doughty is the only member from the original line-up still with the band. After touring for several years, the Richrath band released Only the Strong Survive in 1992 on the GNP Crescendo label. Up for sale is a vinyl lot, included in this lot is. REO Speedwagon (originally stylized as R.E.O. [21] REO and Chicago once again teamed up for tour dates during the summer of 2018. In 1979, the band took a turn back to hard rock with the release of Nine Lives.[3]. REO Speedwagon began their journey in 1971 as a true rock and roll band with rollicking songs and big guitar solos coming from the late Gary Richrath, but always had a sense for the power ballad, especially with the release of Hi Infidelity. [19] The band toured the US with Styx and Don Felder on the "United We Rock" tour, debuting June 20, 2017, at the Sunlight Supply Amphitheater. And that was the big moment for us.”, (L-R) Bryan Hitt, Bruce Hall, Kevin Cronin, Dave Amato and Neal Doughty (photo by Randee St. Nicholas). Shortly after his departure, Richrath assembled former members of the Midwestern band Vancouver to form a namesake band, Richrath. REO Speedwagon (originally stylized as R.E.O. They performed "Can't Fight This Feeling" and "Roll With the Changes," which featured members of the Beach Boys, the band members' families, and Paul Shaffer on stage for backing vocals. Doughty began to follow Gratzer's band, eventually sitting in on a song or two. With their equipment being hauled to dates in a friend's station wagon, REO played bars and clubs all over the Midwest. Hi Infidelity sold over 10 million copies. 202.745.9788, Fax. On the last day of the university's spring semester, guitarist Joe Matt called the band's leader and told him that he, drummer Gratzer, and bassist Mike Blair had decided to leave the band to start a new one with Doughty. All Rights Reserved. We love what we do and when you love what you do, then you just keep at it.”. When Mike Blair left the band in the summer of 1968, Gregg Philbin replaced Blair, Marty Shepard played trumpet and Joe McCabe played sax until McCabe moved to Southern Illinois University. Check out REO Speedwagon and More by Chicago, Starship, Journey, REO Speedwagon, Cheap Trick, Heart, Foreigner, Joe Walsh, Boston, Bad English, Eddie Money, Survivor, Loverboy on Amazon Music. Coming from Champaign, Illinois, REO Speedwagon was formed in 1968. Visit the official REO Speedwagon online store for apparel, music, accessories, and more! After the appearance, four of REO's songs reentered the Billboard rock charts. The band released a self-financed album entitled Find Your Own Way Home in April 2007. “And you know, at the same time keeping a sense of humor about stuff. [12] On December 2, the band released an online video game, Find Your Own Way Home, produced by digital design agency Curious Sense. Gratzer had been a drummer since high school, and was playing in a local group on the weekends, while Doughty had learned some Beatles songs on his parents' piano. Hi Infidelity is the group's most commercially successful album, selling over ten million copies and charting four Top 40 hits in the US. They held an impromptu jam session in the basement of their Illinois Street Residence Hall dormitory[1][2] and soon started a rock band. REO Speedwagon headlined on the M&I Classic Rock Stage at the Milwaukee Summerfest on June 30, 2011. In 2000, REO teamed up with Styx for an appearance at Riverport Amphitheater in St. Louis, which was released as a live concert video Arch Allies: Live at Riverport. Formed in 1967, the band cultivated a following during the 1970s and achieved significant commercial success throughout the 1980s. “The band started out as a hard rocking bar band, that was really fun. See original listing. But I always had written songs that were a little more kind of folksy in a way, and so in 1980, they collided and the result was songs like ‘Keep on Loving You,’ which turned out to be a kind of love song, and ‘I Can’t Fight This Feeling.’ But they also had this heavy guitar part and this powerful rythym section. The album was REO's first to make the Top 40, peaking at #29. [3] Doughty had seen the name written across the blackboard when he walked into his History of Transportation class on the first day they had decided to look for a name. https://www.ticketmaster.com/reo-speedwagon-tickets/artist/771449 Washington Life Magazine, 2301 Tracy Place, N.W., Washington, DC 20008 USA Tel. The Story Behind “Ridin’ The Storm Out”… Read More. You know, we don’t take ourselves seriously, but we take what we do seriously. Take It On the Run, Can't Fight This Feeling, Keep on Loving You REO Speedwagon ultimately self-financed this effort, which failed to chart. The REO portion of the show was released again under three separate titles: Live - Plus (2001), Live Plus 3 (2001) and Extended Versions (2001) (which was certified gold by the RIAA on April 26, 2006). Serendipity would surround the band, as it turned out that a true combination of the two styles they had already largely honed would propel REO to bigtime success. After that, Miles Joseph and the back up singers were dropped in favor of former Ted Nugent guitarist Dave Amato (who was brought aboard in May 1989) and keyboardist/songwriter/producer Jesse Harms. Speedwagon, was released on Epic Records in 1971. You know, you have to enjoy it. Richrath was originally from the town of East Peoria which was damaged during the storm. The title refers to the Westport, Connecticut address, where the band stayed while recording in Leka's studio in Bridgeport and remains an in-concert favorite. REO Speedwagon, Journey, and Styx. Details about Journey, REO Speedwagon, Steve Perry, and Foreigner 4 CD Package! Speedwagon) is an American rock band from Champaign, Illinois.Formed in 1967, the band cultivated a following during the 1970s and achieved significant commercial success throughout the 1980s. REO Speedwagon Tour Due to the continued uncertainty around mass gatherings, additional upcoming shows will need to be rescheduled. REO Speedwagon extend North American tour Classic rockers REO Speedwagon have announced a new batch of North American tour dates taking place later in 2019. 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