Styx and REO Speedwagon have just tagged 10 new September shows onto their upcoming summer trek, dubbed the “Live & unZoomed” tour — with special guests Loverboy opening at all dates.
Styx and REO will alternate headlining each night, and start the trek on May 31st in Grand Rapids, Michigan at Van Andel Arena, with the bands now winding things down on September 18th in Bangor, Maine at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion.
All three bands on the “Live & unZoomed” tour — Styx, REO Speedwagon, and Loverboy have been passed over for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for decades now. Kevin Cronin, who's kept REO together through thick and thin — and still sells out year after year for their legion of fans — told us that not getting into the Rock Hall is okay with him: “I understand what the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame thought process is. And I think in our case, at least; I mean, I think of myself as an artist and an entertainer. I mean, did I re-invent the wheel with REO Speedwagon? Probably not. I think I picked up influences from the Beatles and from a lot of bands that were around me, but I don't know if in good conscience I could say I'm an innovator, and 'did I create something brand new,' y'know? And I think the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is looking for those types of seminal, pivotal bands.”