"ROCK THE PARK"
17 • Mill Race Park
REO Speedwagon will headline the 2013 Rock the Park concert on Saturday,
August 17 in Mill Race Park. The gates open at 6:30 PM and the 2013
winner of the Battle of the Bands will open the show at 7:30 PM.
as a college band in 1967, REO Speedwagon gained a faithful following
during the 1970s, while touring across the Midwest. Their first major,
commercial success came in 1980 with the release of Hi
Infidelity, which produced four U.S. Top 40 hits. Hi
the group’s best-selling album, with over ten million copies sold.
Over the course of its career, REO has sold more than 40 million records
and has charted thirteen Top 40 hits, including the number ones “Keep
On Loving You” and “Can't Fight This Feeling”. Decades later, the
nine-times certified platinum Hi
Infidelity remains a
high-water mark for rock bands; the album spent 15 weeks in the #1 slot,
a feat unattainable in music today.
the center of REO’s desire to keep rocking is Kevin Cronin. One of the
original members, Cronin penned some of the biggest hits in rock music.
With bandmates Bruce Hall on bass, keyboardist Neal Doughty, Dave Amato
on lead guitar and drummer Bryan Hitt, REO celebrated its 40th anniversary
in 2007 by releasing the band’s 15th studio
album, Find Your Own
Way Home. In 2009, REO teamed up with fellow
Midwestern rock band Styx to record their new single, “Can’t Stop
Rockin’,” co-written by the two band’s front men, Cronin and Tommy
Shaw. In 2010 REO toured with Pat Benatar and in 2012 toured with Styx
and Ted Nugent in the Midwest Rock N’ Roll Express Tour.
for Rock the Park go on sale on Monday, June 17.
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