REO SPEEDWAGON COMING TO BREMER COUNTY FAIR!
Bremer County Fair Association is excited to announce REO Speedwagon will be performing on Friday, August 2nd, 2013 at the Bremer County Fair! Formed in 1967 in Champaign IL, 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.
Bremer County Fair will again offer VIP Experience tickets for $75 each. General Admission tickets will be $50 each. VIP ticketholders enjoy a meal and drinks available throughout the evening with no additional cost. General Admission provides grandstand seating pulled up as close as we can get you and food and beverages available for purchase. Both ticket prices are all-inclusive – you will NOT pay any additional fees whatsoever. Watch here and our facebook page for further information regarding on-sale dates!!
By the early '70s, the band's unrelenting drive, as well as non-stop touring and recording, jump-started the burgeoning rock movement in the Midwest. It carved a path that was eventually followed by STYX, Kansas, Cheap Trick and more. Platinum albums and freeform FM radio staples such as "Ridin' The Storm Out” followed, setting the stage for 1980's explosive Hi Infidelity. REO rode the top of the charts with a RIAA-certified 22 million albums sold in the U.S. and 40 million around the globe, with a string of gold and platinum records and international hit singles.
The band's younger fans might not realize the sheer impact REO has had on music and the culture of rock 'n' roll. Hi Infidelity's millions in sales were fueled by massive hit singles such as "Keep On Loving You" and "Take It On the Run." Thirty-plus years later, the nine-times certified platinum Hi Infidelity still remains a high-water mark for rock bands; the album spent 15 weeks in the #1 slot, a feat simply unattainable in music today.
At the center of REO's desire to keep it rocking for the fans is Kevin Cronin, along with bandmates Bruce Hall on bass, keyboardist Neal Doughty, Dave Amato on lead guitar and drummer Bryan Hitt, REO has remained busy since the band celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2007.