WHAT: 104.3 WBBQ presents and Eagle 106.3 welcomes REO SPEEDWAGON - Live In Concert!
WHERE: Bell Auditorium - 712 Telfair St. Augusta, GA 30901 - (MAP)
WHEN: Tuesday, June 4th, 2019: Doors @ 7pm, Show @ 8pm
REO SPEEDWAGON RETURNS TO BELL AUDITORIUM JUNE 4
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, MARCH 22 AT 10AM
Augusta, GA – March 18, 2019 –REO Speedwagon returns to the Bell Auditorium stage June 4. Tickets on sale Friday, March 22th at 10am and are available at AECtix.com, 877-428-4849, and The SRP Box Office at James Brown Arena.
Formed in 1967, signed in 1971, and fronted by iconic vocalist Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon is a band where the main constant over the decades is a never-ending desire to give their all to their fans, year in and year out.
By the early ‘70s, the band’s unrelenting drive, as well as non-stop touring and recording, jumpstarted the burgeoning rock movement in the Midwest. It carved a path that was eventually followed by STYX, Kansas, Cheap Trick and more. Platinum albums and freeform FM radio staples such as “Ridin’ The Storm Out” followed, setting the stage for 1980’s explosive Hi Infidelity, which received the Recording Industry Association of America®’s 10X Diamond Award for surpassing sales of 10 million units in the U.S. REO rode the top of the charts with an RIAA-certified 22 million albums sold in the U.S. and 40 million around the globe, with a string of gold and platinum records, and international hit singles.
The band’s younger fans might not realize the sheer impact REO has had on music and the culture of rock ‘n’ roll. Hi Infidelity’s millions in sales were fueled by massive hit singles such as “Keep on Loving You” and “Take It on the Run.” All these years later, the nearly ten-times platinum Hi Infidelity still remains a high-water mark for rock bands; the album spent 15 weeks in the #1 slot, a feat that modern artists can only dream of achieving.
At the center of REO’s desire to keep it rocking for the fans is Kevin Cronin, who looks like he’s found the fountain of youth, along with the secret to penning some of the biggest hits in rock. With bandmates Bruce Hall on bass, keyboardist Neal Doughty, Dave Amato on lead guitar and drummer Bryan Hitt, REO has remained busy since the band celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2007.