Styx and REO Speedwagon are gearing up for 35-city summer trek, dubbed the “Live & unZoomed” tour with special guests Loverboy opening at all dates. Styx and REO will alternate headlining each night, and start the trek on May 31st in Grand Rapids, Michigan at Van Andel Arena, with the bands winding things down on August 21st at Wantagh, New York at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater.
Styx guitarist Tommy Shaw said in the tour announcement:
I can’t think of a better way of touring the USA next year than with good friends we’ve known for years and performed with on many a stage. What a great night of music this will be!
REO’s Kevin Cronin added:
Tommy (Shaw) and I have done a number of Zoom performances together during the pandemic, and REO and Styx are ready to go get UnZoomed, and out on the road for our fifth U.S. tour together. Add our great friends Mike Reno and the Loverboy guys, and I am totally psyched. If I wasn’t performing in it, I would totally come out to see this show. See you all, LIVE and UNZOOMED!
Loverboy frontman Mike Reno said:
We can’t wait to take the stage and rock this summer, it’s gonna be awesome. These are all the groups I grew up with, and I’m there too. Best tour of the summer — guaranteed.
JUST ANNOUNCED: Styx / REO Speedwagon / Loverboy tour dates (subject to change):
May 31 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
June 1 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
June 3 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
June 4 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
June 7 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheatre
June 8 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 10 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
June 11 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
June 13 – Rogers, AR – Walmart Amphitheatre
June 14 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
June 17 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
June 18 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amp
June 19 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
July 8 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
July 9 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
July 12 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
July 13 – Ridgefield, WA – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheatre
July 15 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 16 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
July 19 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 20 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
July 22 – Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheatre
July 23 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
July 24 – Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 5 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre
August 6 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
August 8 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
August 10 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park
August 12 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
August 13 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
August 16 – Toronto, ONT – Budweiser Stage
August 17 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 19 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
August 20 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
August 21 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
SOURCE: Press release
- Back in June, Styx released its 16th studio set, Crash Of The Crown. The album peaked at Number Seven on Billboard’s Top Tastemaker Albums chart.
- Out now is REO Speedwagon‘s Live At Moondance Jam, which is available on CD, DVD, and Blu-ray. The 13-song set from 2010 features the band’s greatest hits played live in front of 30,000 fans at the annual Moondance Jam festival in Walker, Minnesota.
- Recently released on limited edition red vinyl is the 40th anniversary edition of Loverboy‘s self-titled debut. Originally released in October 1980, Loverboy peaked at Number 13 on the Billboard 200 and featured such early band classics as “The Kid Is Hot Tonight,” “Little Girl,” and “Turn Me Loose” — Loverboy’s first hit, which hit Number Six on the Billboard Top Rock Tracks chart.
CHECK IT OUT: The REO, Styx, Loverboy 2021 tour teaser: