Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Kevin Cronin to participate in "Don't Forget the Lyrics!" for charity

Kevin Cronin recently took some time out of REO Speedwagon’s rehearsal schedule to participate in FOX-TV’s all-new, all-star episodes of DON'T FORGET THE LYRICS!, which kicked-off Thursday, Feb. 21 and airs on Thursdays (9:00-10:00 PM / 8 PM CDT). Kevin is competing for a chance to win a million dollars, playing for The Recording Academy®'s nonprofit MusiCares® charity and his episode date airs Thursday, March 27th.

March 27th also kicks-off the band’s upcoming 2008 concert tour with Def Leppard in Greensboro, N.C. REO Speedwagon will be performing hits from their latest album, Find Your Own Way Home, including their new single, the title track from the album, as well as all the classic favorites. STYX is also scheduled to appear on the tour.

"We played with Def Lep in Indianapolis, Columbus, and Pittsburgh last summer, and drew over twenty-thousand people at every show,” says Kevin Cronin. “We're definitely gonna melt some snow this time out...and warm some hearts as well. I bet our bass player, Bruce, twenty bucks that Phil (Colin) and Vivian (Campbell) would actually keep their shirts on for these shows...it gets kinda chilly up in Canada this time of year."

Kevin Cronin, lead singer and principle songwriter, keyboard player and founding member Neal Doughty, bass player Bruce Hall, lead guitarist Dave Amato, and drummer Bryan Hitt, are REO Speedwagon. Since the release of their first record in 1971, the band has produced 17 critically acclaimed albums including the monumental 10 million seller, Hi Infidelity, had scored 13 Top 40 singles, including the Number One hits “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” “Keep On Loving You,” and “Time For Me To Fly,” timeless classics including "Roll With The Changes", "Ridin' The Storm Out", "Take It On The Run", "Don't Let Him Go" and "Keep Pushin." Their latest album, Find Your Own Way Home, was released last year. REO Speedwagon has sold more than 40 million albums to date.

Def Leppard / REO Speedwagon / STYX
Tour Dates are as follows:

Thu 03/27/08 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
Sat 03/29/08 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Live
Sun 03/30/08 Estero, FL Germain Arena
Tue 04/01/08 Greenville, SC Bi-Lo Center
Thu 04/03/08 Reading, PA Sovereign Perf. Arts Center
Fri 04/04/08 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa / Event Ctr.
Sun 04/06/08 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena
Tue 04/08/08 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Wed 04/09/08 Providence, RI Dunkin' Donuts Center
Fri 04/11/08 Quebec City, QC Quebec Colisee Pepsi
Sat 04/12/08 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place
Sun 04/13/08 Hamilton, ON Copps Coliseum
Fri 04/18/08 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
Sat 04/19/08 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
Tue 04/22/08 Nampa, ID Idaho Center
Wed 04/23/08 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
Fri 04/25/08 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl Concert Theater At Palms
Sat 04/26/08 Chula Vista, CA Coors Amphitheatre

Established in 1989 by The Recording Academy, MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community. For more information, please visit www.musicares.com.

For more information on REO Speedwagon and updated tour news, please visit the band’s Web site at www.reospeedwagon.com


ultrajones said...

Wow Kevin Cronin won $350,000 for MusiCares!!! Good job man!

Mickie said...

I think all of the musicians who took time from their schedules to help others deserve kudos. And as for Kevin, I agree -- good job!