REO Speedwagon, Chicago

8/8/2014 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, St. Louis, MO. – REO Speedwagon & Chicago performed separate headline sets, then came together for a memorable 6 song encore that was simply genius. From Kevin Cronin‘s blog at www.speedwagon.com:

August 3, 2014
Hi friends,

Hi friends, okay, so the past four days have been an amazing example of hard work, mutual respect, musical collaboration, anxious moments (mostly on my part), and Big Fun! REO and Chicago have become a force of nature…a perfect storm of hit songs, diverse musical influences, and that indescribable Midwest work ethic. It keeps getting better every night. My goal of making it through the tour without getting clotheslined by a trombone is still within reach, although I did almost get run over by an electric bus twice along 16th Street in Denver tonight. Our new song, “Whippin’ Boy”, has been going over really well, which feels very good to us. There is just one thing… Now, it may appear at first glance that I am sneaking a peek at a lyric cheat sheet during the encore jams, but I assure you that is not the case. I am merely reading my own palms, which are telling me that you should not miss this once-in-a-lifetime chance to hear the unique and powerful musical combination of Chicago and REO see you all down the road…kc Photos

This was a great night of music, one of the most fun shooting experiences I’ve ever done, the performances were outstanding from the individual bands, then the encore was pure genius. For remaining dates of this tour, head to the band’s official websites for more information.

Speedwagon.com

 

Chicagotheband.com 

For even more photos from this show, head to my Rknphoto Gallery site.

 

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