Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Main Stage

The King Center presents an Elko Concerts production


Sunday, February 10, 7 p.m.

Opening Act: Charlie Farren

Tickets start at $59.50 (inclusive of fees)

VIP Packages are available

Join us at 5 pm for our Picnic on the Patio, weather permitting.

Formed in 1967, signed in 1971, and fronted by iconic vocalist Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon’s unrelenting drive, as well as non-stop touring and recording jump-started the burgeoning rock movement in the Midwest. Platinum albums and radio staples soon followed, setting the stage for the release of the band’s explosive Hi Infidelity in 1980, which contained the massive hit singles “Keep On Loving You,” and “Take It On the Run.” That landmark album spent 15 weeks in the No. 1 slot and has since earned the RIAA’s coveted 10X Diamond Award for surpassing sales of 10 million units in the United States.

Today, REO Speedwagon has sold 40 million albums around the globe, and Cronin and bandmates Bruce Hall (bass), Neal Doughty (keyboards), Dave Amato (guitar), and Bryan Hitt (drums) are still electrifying audiences worldwide. Their concert includes hits and fan-favorites such as “In Your Letter,” “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” “Time For Me To Fly,” “Roll With The Changes,” along with the aforementioned “Keep On Loving You,” and “Take It On the Run,” and many, many more.

REO Speedwagon - Take It On the Run Package $211, inclusive of fees

Package includes:

  • One reserved ticket
  • Specially designed REO Speedwagon tour shirt (exclusive to packages only!)
  • Collectible REO Speedwagon tour poster (limited print)
  • REO Speedwagon pin set
  • Exclusive REO Speedwagon VIP merchandise item
  • Commemorative tour laminate
  • Commemorative VIP ticket
Opening Act: Charlie Farren

Charlie FARREN has long been known for great songs, great singing, and for outstanding live solo acoustic performances. Charlie captures an audience with his unique delivery, insightful lyrics, soaring vocal, and intricate and distinctive, 'Full Band' guitar style that distinguishes him among the country’s elite musical artists.
Charlie FARREN emerged onto the national scene in the early '80s as lead singer and guitarist with THE JOE PERRY PROJECT. In that band Charlie established himself as one of the hottest young singers to emerge from the Boston music scene, writing the hits 'Listen To The Rock' and 'East Coast, West Coast’ and 'I've Got The Rock And Rolls Again'.
In 1986 Charlie, formed FARRENHEIT, and released a self-titled debut album on Warner Brothers, produced by Keith Olsen. Three singles from that album, 'Fool in Love', 'Bad Habit', and 'Lost in Loveland', as well as video exposure on MTV, established FARRENHEIT as one of the premier new rock acts, immediately awarding them the opening slot for the sold-out 75 date BOSTON Third Stage tour in 1987.
Now working on what will be his 17th CD, Charlie has been described as contagious, displaying a candor rarely demonstrated by former arena rock stars. “It's clear he has not lost the ability to captivate a room full of people no matter what the size,” writes Tom Dempsey of SoundCheck magazine. His live solo performances remain the perfect forum for his remarkable talents.
Charlie continues to be one of America's most original and compelling musical artists. He takes the stage alone, and leaves the stage with a roomful of new believers.

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