The ‘70s and ‘80s are back when the Frostburg State University’s Cultural Events Series and University Programming Council present the band REO Speedwagon on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 9 p.m. in the FSU Cordts Physical Education Center Main Arena. The concert is part of FSU’s 2003 “Blast from the Past” Homecoming celebration.
Since 1970, REO has been on the road and recording non-stop, with 17 critically acclaimed albums and 13 Top 40 singles including “Can't Fight This Feeling,” “Keep On Loving You,” “Time For Me To Fly,” “Hi Infidelity,” “Take It on the Run” and “Back on the Road Again.”
“We started out as a bar band, playing as fast and loud as we could,” says REO’s bass guitarist Bruce Hall. Like their former rivals, Styx, REO’s style of rock features strong melody, even stronger hooks, soaring vocals and a palatable mix of guitars, bass, keyboards and drums. After the band’s original guitarist Gary Richrath and drummer Alan Gratzer left the band in the late 80s, REO Speedwagon came close to the end of the road, but was convinced by loyal fans to keep on truckin’. Besides Hall, current members include lead singer/songwriter Kevin Cronin, keyboard player and founding member Neal Doughty, drummer Bryan Hitt and lead guitarist Dave Amato.
This show is presented in partnership with the FSU Alumni Association.
Ticket prices for the general public range from $25 to $45. To order tickets, call the CES Box Office, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 301-687-3137 or toll free at 1-866-TIXX-CES, or visit online at http://ces.frostburg.edu.
FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office at 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.