The Return of REO Speedwagon


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Anytime REO Speedwagon gets back into the area, you can count on a great show from the local legends.  REO’s history dates back to it founding in the late 60’s in Champaign, Illinois making them one of the longest touring group today.

Thursday night’s sold out show at The Rialto Square Theater originally was set to happen in mid January, but was moved because of an unexpected hospitalization of lead singer Kevin Cronin.  During the show lead singer Kevin Cronin took time to  thank the crowed for not giving up on them and holding on to their tickets.

Photos By Bradley Rahm

Kevin is a south suburban native from Oak Lawn, while his voice may still not be a full strength the REO front man had plenty of help from the crowd filling in where he could not.

This show was all REO with a set list that included “Can’t Fight This Feeling”, “Music Man” and “Time for Me to Fly”  Their set also included “Son of A Poor Man” a fitting tribute to late guitarist and Peoria native Gary Richrath.

If you missed the show don’t worry REO will be back late this summer with another super group Chicago.

There tour will bring them back home June 24th.

Additional tour information for REO visit:

Photos By Bradley Rahm


For upcoming show and tickets visit

The Rialto Square Theater



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