Styx and REO Speedwagon, with special guest Loverboy, will kick off their ‘Live & UnZoomed’ tour tonight in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The tour will also make stops in Austin on July 22nd, Dallas on July 23rd and Houston on July 24th.
REO Speedwagon's Kevin Cronin recently commented on the tour, saying:
"All three of our bands have known each other for a long time. At this point in the game I'm not interested in touring with any bands that are gonna be all drama filled. With REO, Styx and Loverboy it's all the dressing room doors open, everybody bumping into each other, hanging backstage, and, you gotta figure, when the band's are getting along the audience ultimately is the winner. And hopefully we make it through the whole summer without any COVID related problems."
This is the first REO and Styx tour in four years. The groups are expected to alternate who closes each night. The tour runs through September 18th, with the final show in Bangor, Maine.
Cronin has written about the production rehearsals on REOSpeedwagon.com.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]