40th Anniversary Tour
Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of their mega-hit album, Hi-Infidelity, American rock band, REO Speedwagon returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall on Wednesday, July 21 at 8 p.m. Formed in 1967, signed in 1971, and fronted by iconic vocalist Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon’s unrelenting drive, as well as non-stop touring and recording jump-started the burgeoning rock movement in the Midwest. Platinum albums and radio staples soon followed, setting the stage for the release of the band’s explosive album, Hi Infidelity in 1980, which contained the massive hit singles Keep On Loving You and Take It On the Run. That landmark album spent 15 weeks in the #1 slot and has since earned the RIAA’s coveted 10X Diamond Award for surpassing sales of 10 million units in the United States.
Today, REO Speedwagon has sold more than 40 million albums around the globe and Cronin and bandmates Bruce Hall (bass), Neal Doughty (keyboards), Dave Amato (guitar) and Bryan Hitt (drums-LEFT) are still electrifying audiences worldwide in concert with hits and fan-favorites such as In Your Letter, Can’t Fight This Feeling, Time For Me To Fly, Roll With The Changes, the aforementioned Keep On Loving You and Take It On the Run and many, many more.
Tickets for REO Speedwagon are priced at $108.25, $88.25, $63.25 and $53.25 will be available by visiting www.RuthEckerdHall.com. Tickets may also be purchased by calling The Raymond James Central Ticket Office at Ruth Eckerd Hall at 727.791.7400, Tuesday through Saturday noon to 4 p.m. ONLY.
More on Ruth Eckerd Hall:
Ruth Eckerd Hall was named #1 venue in Tampa, #3 in Florida, #4 in the United States and #5 in the world of theatre venues of 2,500 seats or less by industry trade publication Pollstar in 2019. Designed by the prestigious Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Ruth Eckerd Hall is known for its fantastic sightlines and near-perfect acoustics. As part of the Expanding the Experience, Ruth Eckerd Hall recently completed an $11 million renovation, which includes a stunning three-story floor to ceiling windows surrounding the new 6,000 square foot Grand Lobby, home to the Kate Tiedemann and Ellen Cotton Cabaret Theatre and the Holt Family Stage.
The members-only Hoffman Family Dress Circle Lounge has doubled in size, giving members a spectacular view and additional comfort, adjacent to the new Grand Lobby. In addition, patrons can enjoy enhanced food and beverage service, stunning décor including additional seating, custom acoustical and lighting features and a 34-foot, 5-inch-wide x 6-foot, 5-inch-tall video wall.
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