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Ellen from Milwaukee, Wisconsin
REO SPEEDWAGON ROCKED
From start to finish a high energy, polished great show. They sounded solid!I liked the comments by Kevin Cronin.I feel this was a milestone in my concert expierences. I saw them in 1977or 78 at Alpine Valley, how many bands have been together that long& sound great!
Tony from Cedar Rapids, Iowa
REO 7 3 2021 CEDAR RAPIDS IOWA
After the Covid lay-off, REO Speedwagon played Cedar Rapids at the McGrath Amphitheater. If you went there to see REO play pop music off “Hi Infidelity”, they played a few of the hits. However, from the opening song, it was clear that REO 2021 decided to remind everyone that they are a rock n roll band. They blistered their way through songs off “REO Two” and “You get what you play for”, "Nine Lives, and "Tune a Piano". They sounded great and had a hard edged sound to them. Guitar solos had a cutting, almost metal sound. Drums and keyboards were crisp. The venue was packed and everybody rocked. Opening act “Head East” deserves a mention. They opened with “Raise a Little Hell”, the hit from “Trooper” and set the tone for the night. The blasted their way through their harder material as well. Excellent show, from guys who know how to put on a rock n roll concert.
Betaraybill from Cedar Rapids, Iowa
CEDAR RAPIDS 7/3/2021
Wow, what a show. When we bought the tickets, we were worried about the weather, but it was a fantastic night on the Cedar River. Tip of the hat to opening act Head East. They set the tone for the night by opening with the great "Trooper" tune "Raise a little Hell." They rocked through their set and the crowd sang with their cuts like "Jefftown Creek" and ""Never Been any reason." After a quick change, REO came out. They played some of their hits off "Hi Infidelity", but Kevin Cronin said that the COVID shut down sent them Back to their early days. I think REO decided to remind people that they were a rock and roll band. and played songs off "REO Two" and their 70's albums, complete with great guitar solos. REO played with an edge to their music. "Like You do, "Son of a Poor Man", and "Keep pushing On" rocked the crowd. I was surprised they played "Golden Country" in these politically sensitive times, but they made it work. Also credit the sound engineers, both bands sounded great.
Dale Crow from Charlotte NC
GREAT THEATER, BAND NOT SO MUCH
We had great seats and loved the theater, however lead singer for REO was sick and they trucked in a cover band to waste and hour and then REO tried to perform and it was a train wreck. I feel as if I wasted $300 on a high school band gathering. Why was this concert not canceled and rescheduled? If the lead singer is so sick that he can not hardly speak how can REO justify taking everyone's money for a sing along. Completely feel ripped off by a band I have always loved so much
Bill S. from Columbia, South Carolina
THOUGHT THIS WOULD MAKE A NICE XMAS PRESENT FOR THE WIFE
Very disappointed that they called this a concert. Cover band was good but that’s not who I paid for. They could have lip synced and put on a better performance.
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