REO Speedwagon, Styx

Few bands have spent more time being blasted through the speakers of mid-American Skyhawks and Mavericks than these two. REO Speedwagon (pictured) and Styx have been joined at the hip not just by virtue of their Illinois homebases (Champaign and Chicago respectively) or their propensity for arena-filling prog-adjacent hard rock anthems and power ballads. They've been a touring tandem for more than a decade from 2000's [i]Arch Allies[/i] double bill and beyond, sharing a fanbase that's grown up on their hits whether they were Top 40 hits or classic rock drive-time standards. With Ted Nugent.
Fri., April 19, 7 p.m., 2013

 
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