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REO Speedwagon is an American hard rock band from Champaign, Illinois. This band has been active since 1967 and is today a legend in the world of music that has sold over forty million records over the course of its career. It has been signed onto record labels such as Epic Records, Sony/Legacy Records and Speedwagon Recordings. It has been associated with many bands in the world of rock including Styx and its lineup today consists of Neal Doughty playing keyboards, piano, organ and synthesizer, Kevin Cronin on lead vocals and playing the rhythm guitar, Bruce Hall playing the bass guitar and on vocals, Dave Amato playing the lead guitar and on vocals and Bryan Hitt playing drums and percussion. All in all, this forty million album selling band is definitely one to watch for classic hard rock through REO Speedwagon tickets.
REO Speedwagon was founded in 1967 by students studying at the University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois. Its name was based upon the REO Speed Wagon a fire engine and truck that was created by the REO Moto Car Company. At first, they played covers of famous songs at the university campus and then began playing at other local venues. With the coming of new member, Gray Richrath, they began writing and creating their own material and soon they became popular all over the state. In 1971, they caught the attention of Epic Records who signed the band on and they soon began work on their first album alongwith producer Paul Leka. The band also performed live all over the Midwest and gained massive popularity in this region.
In 1971, REO Speedwagon released their first self-titled album which contained the hit song, 157 Riverside Avenue. The next year, the band released R.E.O/T.W.O and in 1973, released the album Ridin’ the Storm Out. The next two albums featured new vocalist Michael Bryan Murphy and were titled as This Time We Mean It and Lost in a Dream. In 1977, the band released its first live album titled as Live: You Get What You Play For which soon became platinum certified by the RIAA and was followed by the album You Can Tune a Piano but You Cant Tuna Fish. This album ranked in the top forty of the charts and was certified double platinum after selling over two million copies. In 1980, they released their greatest album, Hi Infidelity in which they experimented with a new sound. It contained four hits singles including the number one hit Keep on Loving You. The album itself stayed on the charts for sixty five weeks out of which thirty two were in the top ten and fifteen at number one on the Billboard 200 charts.
In figures, REO Speedwagon’s album Hi Infidelity sold more than ten million copies, a feat that is rare even today. In 1982, they released Good Trouble followed by the Wheels Are Turnin’ in 1984. Both were commercially successful and contained singles such as Sweet Time, Keep the Fire Burnin’ and The Key. Their 1985 performance at Live Aid in Philadelphia created a record for the largest number of viewers and which featured the Beach Boys on stage as backing vocalist. In 1987, the album Life as We Know It was released which contained the hit singles In My Dreams and That Aint Love, both top twenty hits. In 1990, they released the album The Earth, a Small Man, His Dog and a Chicken with a newer lineup whose song Love Is a Rock charted on the Billboard Hot 100 music charts in the US. In 1996, they released the albumBuilding the Bridge and then a number of revival albums of their songs were released by Epic Records.
Today, REO Speedwagon is a hard rock band regarded as one of the best selling bands of all time. This is no surprise since they have sold over forty million records over the course of their and several of their albums have been certified platinum, double platinum and multi-platinum by the RIAA. Their greatest album, Hi Infidelity, has had sales of over ten million and this alone makes them a band to watch live through REO Speedwagon tickets.
REO SPEEDWAGON NEWS AND UPDATES
REO Speedwagon extend North American tour
REO Speedwagon postpone tour
REO Speedwagon have postponed some tour dates because of health issues. The lead vocalist of the group, Kevin Cronin took to Facebook and stated, “Hi friends, there are times in life when our bodies send us messages that we can't ignore & this is one of those times.” He adds, “My doctor says I will be good as new. I am deeply disappointed that I have to ask the greatest fans in rock 'n roll to change their plans. All I can do is ask for your understanding and I truly appreciate your support. The new dates will be announced as soon as possible... Much love, kc”
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