2013 is shaping up to be another busy year on the road for REO Speedwagon. The band is slowly rolling out it's itinerary, with a kickoff date set for February 15th in Altoona, Iowa and shows on the books all the way through July 20th in Larchwood, Iowa. More dates will be announced in the coming weeks and months.
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."
REO Speedwagon tour dates (subject to change):
February 15 - Altoona, IA - Meadows Ballroom At Prairie Meadows Casino
February 16 - Milwaukee, WI - BMO Harris Bradley Center
February 21 - Midland, TX - Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
February 22 - San Antonio, TX - San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo at AT&T Center
February 23 - Catoosa, OK - The Joint at Hard Rock Casino / Tulsa
April 6 - Tacoma, WA - Emerald Queen Casino
April 7 - Airway Heights, WA - Northern Quest Casino
June 28 - Joliet, IL - Taste Of Joliet at Joliet Memorial Stadium
July 20 - Larchwood, IA - Grand Falls Casino Resort