The group that started out as a hard rocking bar band in Champaign, Illinois in 1967 is still rocking 47 years later. REO Speedwagon rolls into Robinson Center Music Hall in Little Rock, Thursday, May 8 for an 8:00 p.m. show.
In an interview front man Kevin Cronin said they knew they made it when they rocked 65,000 fans at the old Busch Stadium in St. Louis. He also said he remembers REO playing more intimate concerts like one in Little Rock, Arkansas with 1,000 fans in an auditorium.
Here is a quick look at some of REO's biggest radio hits that still play in the jukebox of many minds of fans who grew up with them.
"Ridin' the Storm Out" 1973
"Keep Pushin'" 1976
"Roll With The Changes" 1978
"Time For Me To Fly" 1978
"Keep On Lovin' You" 1980
"Take It On The Run" 1981
"Can't Fight This Feeling" 1984
"One Lonely Night" 1985
"Find Your Own Way Home" 2008
Tickets range from $63-$88.50 for the Little Rock show. www.ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000.
Keep in mind that this reportedly will be the last big rock concert at Robinson before the big renovation starts.
Fun flashback album title from REO Speedwagon: "You Can Tune A Piano but You Can't Tuna Fish," released March 16, 1978.