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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Ted Nugent, Styx and REO Speedwagon retold the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears Sunday night (April 21) in Toledo, Ohio -- each striking a different balance between well-rehearsed craft and spontaneity.
Why: Last year's triple-billed Midwest Rock 'n' Roll Express tour did very well, so it makes sense for them to re-stage it this year. All three of these acts work the road every year like clockwork, and all of them are tight, energetic live performers. Expect a night chock-full of a set of hits like a classic rock
A successful two-month run in 2012 has lead to more shows together for REO Speedwagon, Styx and Ted Nugent in 2013. The Midwest Rock 'n Roll Express tour will begin again in April, with 20 dates announced through May 19.
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