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Chicago and REO Speedwagon Announce Summer 2014 Tour

Chicago and REO Speedwagon
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Two Illinois rock icons will hit the road together in 2014, when Chicago and REO Speedwagon join forces for a co-headlining summer tour.

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40 Years Ago: REO Speedwagon Releases ‘Ridin’ The Storm Out’

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Looking back on the 40th anniversary of REO Speedwagon’s third studio album, ‘Ridin’ the Storm Out,’ one is struck by the sheer confusion surrounding these legendary Illinois rockers during the early days of their '70s career.

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REO Speedwagon Cancels Upcoming SeaWorld Performance

REO Speedwagon
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The list of bands who will not perform at SeaWorld just added another member. Last night, REO Speedwagon pulled out of an upcoming gig at the Orlando popular theme park.

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REO Speedwagon Reunite With Former Guitarist at Benefit Concert

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Images by Lynn

As it turns out, Wednesday’s Rock to the Rescue benefit concert at Bloomington, Ill.'s U.S. Cellular Coliseum was aptly named. Although organizers won’t have a final tally until early next week, they already know that they raised more than $300,000, with additional funds still to come as online donations and merchandise sales continue.

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Styx and REO Speedwagon Staging Benefit for Tornado Victims

Styx and REO Speedwagon
Scott Gries, Getty Images

Midwestern rockers Styx and REO Speedwagon will stage a benefit concert to aid central Illinois families impacted by the recent tornadoes and high winds that hit the area. The event, scheduled for Dec. 4 at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, has been titled Rock to the Rescue.

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REO Speedwagon’s Kevin Cronin on Their New Live Album and the Classic ‘Keep on Loving You’

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For years, REO Speedwagon have been regulars at the annual Moondance Jam, the Minnesota rock festival that takes place each July. Since the inception of the Moondance Jam in 1992, the band has played the fest six times, including its most recent appearance in 2010.

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Top 10 REO Speedwagon Songs

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images

REO Speedwagon's music can be split into two distinct eras: the hard rockin’ ‘70s that emphasized the guitar work of Gary Richrath and the period starting with 1980's 'Hi Infidelity,' when the band steered into more of a pop-based direction with the massive success of both that album and the No. 1 single 'Keep on Loving You.' We take a look at both sides of t

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Weekend Songs: REO Speedwagon, ‘Roll With the Changes’

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Epic Records

Classic rock is about heavy hooks, power chords and tight harmonies. But it’s also about letting loose and enjoying the good times. And there’s no better time for that than Friday evening, when we pick up our paycheck, punch out of work and enjoy a couple days of much-needed rest and relaxation.

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Styx and REO Speedwagon Raise $100,000 for Boston Bombing Victims

Styx and REO Speedwagon
Scott Gries, Getty Images

Since founding their Rock to the Rescue charity in 2002, frequent tourmates Styx and REO Speedwagon have raised money for a growing number of worthy causes. Their latest focus: the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

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Styx, REO Speedwagon + Ted Nugent Bring ‘The Midwest Rock ‘N Roll Express’ Tour to Massachusetts – Photos

The Midwest Rock 'N Roll Express Tour
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The train just keeps a ‘rollin on ‘The Midwest Rock ‘N Roll Express’ tour, featuring the triple bill of Styx, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent. The classic rock collective that earned a prominent spot on our ‘Must-See Rock Concerts of 2013’ list recently made a pit stop in Springfield, Mass. on April 23. Check out our photos from the show below.

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