LEGENDARY ROCK BANDS
CHICAGO & REO SPEEDWAGON
ANNOUNCE CO-HEADLINE NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER TOUR
COMING TO THE ‘FABULOUS’ FORUM ON JUNE 15
– Tickets On Sale Starting February 9 at LiveNation.com –
February 5, 2018 – Two of the most successful and critically acclaimed rock bands REO Speedwagon and Chicago – who have sold 140 million records combined – announced today a co-headline North American summer tour kicking off June 13, 2018 in Concord, CA. The 30+ date tour, promoted by Live Nation, will take the multi-platinum selling groups through major cities including Los Angeles at the “Fabulous” Forum on June 15, Chicago, Boston, Toronto, Atlanta and Nashville for a night of unforgettable live music. The tour will conclude August 12 in Detroit, MI.
Tickets for the tour go on sale starting Friday, February 9 at 12 p.m. in select cities on www.livenation.com. Please see below for full tour itinerary and details.
Says Chicago’s Robert Lamm of the upcoming trek: “It’s always a party sharing the stage with Kevin, Neal, Bruce, Dave and Bryan! They rock. We rock. The tour rocks!”
REO Speedwagon frontman Kevin Cronin agrees: “We love the Chicago guys. We all share that Midwest rock’ n roll ethic. We work hard, rock hard & take care of business. So, c’mon out and party with Chicago and REO this summer.”
Fans will be treated to a night filled with a deep catalog of hits from both bands. Chicago, in planning a show unlike any other they’ve done before, will perform their historic album Chicago II in its entirety followed by the “world’s longest encore” as the band jokingly refers to it, filled with their greatest hits. REO Speedwagon will electrify audiences with hits and fan-favorites such as “In Your Letter,” “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” “Time For Me To Fly,” “Roll With The Changes,” “Keep On Loving You,” “Take It On the Run” and more.
Hailed as one of the “most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock and roll era” by former President Bill Clinton, the legendary rock and roll band with horns, Chicago, came in at #9, the highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine’s Hot 200 All-Time Top Artists. And Chicago is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six consecutive decades. Some recent inductions include: Chicago was inducted into the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; their first album, Chicago Transit Authority, was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 2014; and Robert Lamm and James Pankow have become the latest inductees of the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2017. Chicago’s lifetime achievements include two Grammy Awards, multiple American Music Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, record sales topping the 100,000,000 mark, 21 Top 10 singles, 5 consecutive Number One albums, 11 Number One singles and 5 Gold singles. An incredible 25 of their 36 albums have been certified platinum, and the band has a total of 47 gold and platinum awards. 2018 marks the band’s 51st consecutive year of touring, without missing a single concert date! Chicago continue to be true ambassadors for their beloved hometown, carrying the city’s name with pride and dignity around the world.
Formed in 1967, signed in 1971, and fronted by iconic vocalist Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon’s unrelenting drive, as well as non-stop touring and recording, jump-started the burgeoning rock movement in the Midwest. Platinum albums and radio staples soon followed, setting the stage for the release of the band’s explosive Hi Infidelity in 1980, which contained the massive hit singles “Keep On Loving You,” and “Take It On the Run.” That landmark album spent 15 weeks in the No. 1 slot and has since earned the RIAA’s coveted 10X Diamond Award for surpassing sales of 10 million units in the United States. REO Speedwagon has now sold 40 million albums around the globe, and Cronin and bandmates Bruce Hall (bass), Neal Doughty (keyboards), Dave Amato (guitar), and Bryan Hitt (drums) are still electrifying audiences worldwide in concert with hits and fan-favorites. For more information, visit http://www.speedwagon.com/.
Chicago & REO Speedwagon – 2018 Co-Headline Summer Tour
*All dates and venues subject to change
|June 13, 2018||Concord, CA||Concord Pavilion|
|June 15, 2018||Los Angeles, CA||The Forum|
|June 16, 2018||Irvine, CA||FivePoint Amphitheatre|
|June 17, 2018||Phoenix, AZ||Ak-Chin Pavilion|
|June 19, 2018||Salt Lake City, UT||USANA Amphitheatre|
|June 20, 2018||Denver, CO||Pepsi Center|
|June 23, 2018||St. Louis, MO||Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre|
|June 24, 2018||Chicago, IL||Allstate Arena *on sale March 2|
|June 26, 2018||Rogers, AR||Walmart AMP|
|June 27, 2018||Kansas City, MO||Starlight Theatre|
|June 29, 2018||Dallas, TX||Starplex Pavilion|
|June 30, 2018||Houston, TX||Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion|
|July 1, 2018||Austin, TX||Austin360 Amphitheater|
|July 13, 2018||Nashville, TN||Ascend Amphitheater|
|July 14, 2018||Atlanta, GA||Verizon Amphitheatre|
|July 15, 2018||Charlotte, NC||PNC Pavilion|
|July 17, 2018||Raleigh, NC||Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek|
|July 18, 2018||Virginia Beach, VA||Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater|
|July 20, 2018||West Palm Beach, FL||Coral Sky Amphitheatre|
|July 21, 2018||Tampa, FL||MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre|
|July 22, 2018||Jacksonville, FL||Daily’s Place|
|July 25, 2018||Bristow, VA||Jiffy Lube Live|
|July 27, 2018||Syracuse, NY||Lakeview Amphitheater|
|July 28, 2018||Pittsburgh, PA||KeyBank Pavilion|
|July 29, 2018||Holmdel, NJ||PNC Bank Arts Center|
|July 31, 2018||Saratoga Springs, NY||Saratoga Performing Arts Center|
|August 1, 2018||Camden, NJ||BB&T Pavilion|
|August 3, 2018||Wantagh, NY||Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater|
|August 5, 2018||Boston, MA||Xfinity Center|
|August 7, 2018||Darien Lake, NY||Darien Lake Amphitheater|
|August 8, 2018||Toronto, ON||Budweiser Stage|
|August 10, 2018||Cincinnati, OH||Riverbend Music Center|
|August 11, 2018||Indianapolis, IN||Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center|
|August 12, 2018||Detroit, MI||DTE Energy Music Theatre|
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About the Forum
The award-winning “Fabulous” Forum, located in Inglewood, CA, is the largest indoor performance venue in the country designed with a focus on music and entertainment, in addition to select sporting events. The interior of the bowl features flexible seating that ranges from 17,500 seats to 7,000 seats, enabling the venue to attract a wide variety of premier events. Fans at the Forum enjoy approximately 8,000 square feet of event level hospitality offerings, including merchandise, along with food and beverage options from some of SoCal’s most celebrated brands. A tinted glass wall separates this concession area from the arena, ensuring fans do not miss a moment of the performance. A 40,000 square foot outdoor terrace surrounds the perimeter of the building and offers food and beverage options, as well as comfortable furnishings, to further elevate guests’ enjoyment. The Forum delivers a one-of-a-kind experience for all thanks to its superior acoustics, intimate ambiance and state-of-the-art facilities. Designed with entertainers and performers in mind, the venue includes nine, star-caliber dressing rooms that provide unparalleled comfort. The Forum is part of The Madison Square Garden Company’s portfolio of iconic venues, which also includes: New York’s Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; The Chicago Theatre; and the Wang Theatre in Boston. For more information, please visit www.fabulousforum.com.
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Chicago/REO Speedwagon – 2018 North American Co-Headline Tour Inquiries
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