REO Speedwagon with special guest Babe Ruth

Formed in 1967, signed in 1971, and fronted by iconic vocalist Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon is a band where the main constant over the decades is a never-ending desire to give their all to their fans, year in and year out. In the spring and summer of 2012, REO linked up with Styx and Ted Nugent for the Midwest Rock N' Roll Express tour. The trek kicked off May in Texas, and crossed the country before winding up in New York in July. The title of the tour was a tip-of-the-hat to Illinois-bred bands Styx (from Chicago) and REO, as well as Nugent, who has his roots in Detroit. At that time, Cronin said "I am a Midwest boy, born and raised with Midwest values. In the Midwest, we work hard, play hard, and rock hard. I am proud to join my brothers in STYX and Ted Nugent to celebrate Midwest rock 'n roll and represent the greatest rock fans in the world." Hot on the heels of that successful run, the Midwest Rock N' Roll Express tour will be back again for spring of 2013. The highly anticipated tour starts on April 18 in Grand Forks, MI and will hit more than 20 cites before wrapping in Burgettstown, PA a month later. REO will then continue to with headlining tour dates and festival shows throughout the summer. These days REO are still doing what they’ve always done – taking good care of their legacy while keeping the focus on the future. REO’s career will always carry on with music that continues to define excellence in song craftsmanship and brilliant live performance for several generations of fans.