REO Speedwagon Expands Summer And Fall Dates
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
REO Speedwagon Expands Summer And Fall Dates
REO Speedwagon has added 10 new stops to its summer and fall itinerary. REO kicked off the year as part of the ongoing "Midwest Rock 'n Roll Express" tour with Styx and Ted Nugent, and has been gigging all over North America since. REO kicks off its next string of shows on August 2nd in Waverly, Iowa at the Bremer County Fairgrounds, and as of now, will wind things down for the year on November 23rd and 24th at Las Vegas' The Orleans Hotel & Casino Showroom.
Bandleader and frontman Kevin Cronin told us that forget about the band painstakingly crafting their masterpiece -- the only game plan behind the 1981 Hi Infidelity album was to not get dumped by their record label: "Basically, we were in the studio and we had the guillotine hanging above our necks. Y'know, the record company was like, 'Something better happen (laughs) with this next record, or you guys are history,' y'know? Pretty much every record we made, we were on the brink of having our contract canceled. But looking back on it, it probably helped motivate us in some way."
UPDATED: REO Speedwagon tour dates (subject to change):
August 2 - Waverly, IA - Bremer County Fairgrounds 
August 3 - Fort Yates, ND - Prairie Knights Casino & Resort 
August 4 - Kenora, ON - Kenora Harbourfront 
August 9 - Washington, MO - Washington Town & Country Fairgrounds 
August 10 - Springfield, IL - Illinois State Fair Grandstand (with Styx)
August 16 - Beaver Dam, WI - Dodge County Fair 
August 17 - Columbus, IN - Mill Race Park 
August 18 - Sterling Heights, MI - Freedom Hill Amphitheatre 
August 23 - Baltimore, MD - Pier Six Pavilion (with Styx) 
August 24 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena 
August 29 - Monroe, WA - Evergreen State Fairgrounds 
August 30 - Salem, OR - Oregon State Fair at LB Day Amphitheatre 
August 31 - Vancouver, BC - P.N.E. Agrodome 
September 7 - Biloxi, MS - IP Casino, Resort & Spa - Parking Lot
September 12 - Livermore, CA - The Concerts At Wente Vineyards 
September 13 - Jacksonville, OR - Britt Pavilion 
September 16 - Modesto, CA - Gallo Center For The Arts 
September 19 - Bakersfield, CA - Kern County Fairgrounds 
September 20 - Sahuarita, AZ - Desert Diamond Casino 
September 21 - Chandler, AZ - Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino 
October 3 - Salinas, CA - Fox Theatre 
October 24 - Durant, OK - Choctaw Event Center 
November 22 - West Wendover, NV - Peppermill Concert Hall 
November 23, 24 - Las Vegas, NV - The Orleans Hotel & Casino Showroom

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