Wednesday, October 16th
The Mesa Amphitheatre is excited to host the iconic REO SPEEDWAGON, Wednesday, October 16, 2019.
Formed in 1967, signed in 1971, and fronted by iconic vocalist Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO
Speedwagon is a band where the main constant over the decades is a never-ending desire to give
their all to their fans, year in and year out.
Today, fully established with songs on the radio in every city and town they ever set foot in, REO
Speedwagon still has that Midwest work ethic. The band has gone on stage and in the studio to work–
dozens of albums, thousands of concerts, and countless radio spins. Their eyes have always been on
the future and on the road – not a year has gone by where REO Speedwagon didn’t perform live,
thrilling fans with hit filled sets.
The band’s younger fans might not realize the sheer impact REO has had on music and the culture of
rock ‘n’ roll. Hi Infidelity’s millions in sales were fueled by massive hit singles such as “Keep On Loving
You” and “Take It On the Run.” All these years later, the nearly ten-times platinum Hi Infidelity still
remains a high-water mark for rock bands -- the album spent 15 weeks in the #1 slot, a feat that
modern artists can only dream of achieving.
At the center of REO’s desire to keep it rocking for the fans is Kevin Cronin, who looks like he’s found
the fountain of youth--along with the secret to penning some of the biggest hits in rock. With
bandmates Bruce Hall on bass, keyboardist Neal Doughty, Dave Amato on lead guitar and drummer
Bryan Hitt, REO has remained busy since the band celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2007.
Join us October 16th as we "keep on loving" the music of REO Speedwagon live in concert!