Legendary rock bands, REO Speedwagon and Chicago, have announced that they will kick off a co-headlining tour this summer. The 15 date summer tour, presented by Live Nation, will take the bands through major metropolitan areas across the United States including New York City, Boston, Dallas, Phoenix, Detroit and more with even more dates to be announced soon. Tickets for the general public go on sale on starting Friday, January 17th through the Live Nation mobile app and at livenation.com.
Citi cardmembers will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Wednesday, January 15th at 10 am local time through Citi’s Private Pass Program. Live Nation mobile app users (available for both iOS and Android) will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Thursday, January 16th at 10 am local time. Band fan club pre-sales will begin on January 14th at 10 am local time. All pre-sales end at 10 pm local time on Thursday, January 16th.
“It’s ironic, that these two legendary bands, who both have roots in Illinois, were label-mates (Columbia/Epic) in the 70’s, and experienced waves of immense success in the 80’s and 90’s, and have somehow continued to consistently make compelling music, both in-studio and on tour…. have never before performed together!” says Chicago’s Robert Lamm. “This situation is about to change, as Chicago and REO will perform together during the concert’s encore and present a finale that will thrill their audiences. As a musician who has always respected REO’s skills, I look forward to our first rehearsals early this summer. This will be fun!”
“With so many personal connections between various members of REO and Chicago, it is amazing that we have never actually toured together. I love it that the Chicago guys feel the way we do about truly playing together when you tour together,” says REO Speedwagon’s Kevin Cronin. “Can you imagine the Chicago horn section on ‘Roll With the Changes’? That would blow my mind! This tour promises to deliver some unique music from two bands who have made a ton of hit records, share that Midwest work ethic, and still refuse to sit back on their past accomplishments. We both keep raising the bar, challenging ourselves, and rocking hard… and the audience is the ultimate winner. We are psyched… I can’t wait for this tour.”
All dates below subject to change. All shows on sale January 17th unless otherwise noted!
August 2 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theater
August 4 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
August 7 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
August 10 – Indianapolis, IN – Klipsch Music Center
August 12 – Detroit, MI DTE – Energy Music Theatre
August 13 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
August 15 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
August 16 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
August 17 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
August 19 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 20 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
August 22 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Events Center
August 23 – Raleigh, NC – Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
August 24 – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park Amphitheatre (on sale TBA)
August 31 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion (on sale January 24)
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