REO Speedwagon


Still going full speed.

Photo courtesy Frontier City.
Photo courtesy Frontier City.

Saturday, July 11

This rock band got its first start in the late ’60s in Champaign, Ill., where it traveled to gigs in station wagons, hence the band’s name. The rock band performed at small gigs around Champaign to get their name buzzing. By the ‘70s the band’s relentless drive and non-stop touring kick started the budding rock scene in midwest America. In the ‘80s, REO Speedwagon experienced Billboard success with its ninth studio album Hi Infidelity, which contained four U.S. Top 40 hits and was the group’s top selling album with 10 million albums sold worldwide. Although the band’s follow-up album, Good Trouble, was not as successful, the album did produce two U.S. charting singles. Over the course of its career, the band has sold more than 40 million records and charted 13 Top 40 hits, including number ones “Keep On Loving You and “Can’t Fight This Feeling.” REO Speedwagon will be at Frontier City. For more information, visit