REO Speedwagon Performing at Hard Rock Live


With his distinctive flurry of shock-white hair, REO Speedwagon frontman Kevin Cronin was in fine form last night at Hard Rock Live as he cracked up the crowd with tales of how his love of women derailed his journey to becoming a priest and drove him to the “church of rock 'n' roll.” The seasoned rockers wowed the sold out crowd with staples like “I Can’t Fight This Feeling,” “Take It On the Run,” “Time To Fly” and “That Ain’t Love.”  They dug deep for “Son of a Poor Man,” a tribute to late founding member Gary Richrath, who wrote the track.  Cronin said the band visited the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame earlier in the day, but in jest said they aren’t in it because they really don’t know what they’re doing.  Judging by the number of fans on their feet singing along to favorites like “Keep on Loving You,” the band knows exactly what it's doing. (Julia Charvat)

November 30, 2017

Photos by Scott Sandberg

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