With Five Tour Stops Remaining Tickets for REO Speedwagon Are Over $100 on Resale Market


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1970s rock band REO Speedwagon is nearing the final stretch of their North American tour as just five shows remain on the schedule. Their tour run began on September 10 in D.C., and will wrap up on December 31 at the Island Event Center in Minnesota. A few major stops are still left on the calendar, including a November 12 date at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and a November 13 stop at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis. For the five remaining shows, tickets to see REO Speedwagon are averaging $131 on the secondary ticket market.

Currently, the band will play their most expensive stop at the Peabody Opera House this Friday, where an average ticket on the resale market is $155, with a get-in price of $55. Their least expensive stop will be the band’s December 11 performance at Indiana University, where a ticket is averaging $121 with a get-in price of $66, according to data provided by TotallyTickets.

REO Speedwagon formed in 1967, but were not officially signed as a band until 1971. The group has been impressively touring non-stop since their beginning, and currently have 13 Top 40 hits including “Keep On Loving You,” “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” “Take It On The Run” and “Time For Me To Fly.” Keyboard player Neal Doughty is the only original member still with the group, and the current lineup – who has been playing together for 25 years — also includes vocalist Kevin Cronin, bass guitarist Bruce Hall, lead guitarist Dave Amato, and drummer Bryan Hitt. REO Speedwagon’s 1980 release Hi Infidelity, is the band’s 10-times Platinum album.

Although REO Speedwagon has maintained a superstar persona in the rock world for nearly five decades, they have held on to their humility throughout the years. Just recently, the band went off the tour map to make a stop in a small Connecticut town, New Hartford, to help celebrate the re-launch of an Ovation Guitar Factory. REO Speedwagon’s Kevin Cronin is a long-time Ovation guitar player, and the band’s four-song set provided a way for the band to give back to the guitar community.