REO / Styx / Felder Ride Again

REO Speedwagon and Styx, along with special guest Don Felder, are picking up where they left off this summer, doing a March-April run (right after REO finishes its winter schedule).

REO and Styx have merged their performances for decades. The two band recorded a live album and DVD in 2000 called Arch Allies: Live at Riverport at Riverport Amphitheatre in Missouri.  In 2009, the bands hit the road together for the “Can’t Stop Rockin’ Tour.”  They did the same thing in 2012 and 2013.

“We played 25-plus shows with our buddies Styx and Don Felder this past summer, and that was just simply not enough,” REO’s Kevin Cronin said in a statement. “The 2017 tour was too much fun, and there was so many more places to play. So we are gearing back up for a spring 2018 run. When REO and Styx put our energy together the audience is the big winner.”

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REO Speedwagon’s Kevin Cronin and Bruce Hall get close to the crowd at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Mich., July 25.

REO hits the road on its own starting with North Star Mohican Casino Resort in Bowler, Wis., Jan. 12 and plays until Feb. 24 at Heartland Events Center in Grand Island, Neb., Feb. 24 (plus two more shows in April and May).

The package co-headline tour kicks off at Amsoil Arena in Duluth, Minn., March 13 and runs through April 15 when the bands play North Charleston Coliseum in South Carolina.

Presales being at Dec. 6 at 10 a.m. local time. Tickets go on sale to the general public Dec. 8.

Styx’s Tommy Shaw recently spoke to Pollstar about the collaborative touring efforts of the bands, Styx’s recent album The Mission and a whole lot more

Visit the tour pages for REO Speedwagon and Styx to check out the routing.

The most recent box office report submitted to Pollstar for REO was a sold-out Sept. 15 show in Peoria, Ill., at Peoria Civic Center Theatre, which grossed $128,358.  Box office reports submitted to Pollstar for Styx show an average gross per show of $142,863.