This Day In Rock. REO SPEEDWAGON
REO Speedwagon frontman Kevin Cronin is 65 years old today.
Born on October 6, 1951 in Illinois US. He started his career from the year 1968 with his local band but could not continue because of the financial problems.
He first joined the group for a brief period in the early '70s and made his debut with the band on its 1972 album, R.E.O./T.W.O. Cronin parted ways with REO Speedwagon soon after, but returned in time for the band's 1976 album, R.E.O. Cronin became big icon in the 80's with the release of the 1980’s album ‘Hi Infidelity’, REO Speedwagon’s ninth studio album, which sold over 10 million copies and became the biggest selling rock LP of 1981.
Cronin is the only official member left in the band till today and is performing in numerous family concerts and charity events around the country.
REO Speedwagon’s ‘Summer Tour 2016’, together with Def Leppard and Tesla, is next to the end. Below the remaining three gigs:
Oct 7 – La Crosse, WI @La Crosse Center Arena
Oct 8 – Toledo, OH @Huntington Center
Oct 10 – Cedar Rapids, IA @U.S. Cellular Center
A new REO Speedwagon tour will start on Nov. 4 in Minnesota, below the dates:
Nov 4 – Mt. Pleasant, MI @Soaring Eagle Casino Resort
Nov 5 – Merrilville, IN @Star Plaza Theater
Nov 18 – Laughlin, NV @Edgewater Center
Nov 19 – Las Vegas, NV @Orleans Arena
Nov 20 – Las Vegas, NV @Orleans Arena