Tuesday, 19 July, 2011 10:05 PM
Speedwagon to play Rockin' on the Riverfront this Friday
Midwest’s hardest working band hits the stage for much
anticipated Chevy Rockin’ on Riverfront show July 22
credit: Franco Public Relations
— It seems like REO Speedwagon has been a hit machine
since the start. Songs like Can’t Fight this Feeling, Keep
on Loving You and Ridin’ the Storm Out have won fans from
one end of this country to the other – and kept the band on
the road and in the studio since they formed in 1967.
Call it a Midwest work ethic but vocalist Kevin Cronin wouldn’t
have it any other way. “We're still doing it and still going
strong,” he said. Cronin, who plays guitar and keyboards,
will be accompanied on stage by bandmates Bruce Hall (bass), Neal
Doughty (keyboards), Dave Amato (lead guitar) and Bryan Hitt (drums)
when REO Speedwagon returns to Detroit July 22 to perform on the
GM Riverfront stage for the third installment of the 2011 Chevy
Rockin’ on the Riverfront concert series. The shows are presented
in partnership with Detroit’s Classic Rock Station 94.7
Bill Ellingboe will open the concert at 7:30 p.m., and REO Speedwagon
will take the stage at 9 p.m.
Rockin’ on the Riverfront features classic rock headliners
on select Fridays during the summer making Riverfront Plaza a great
destination for food, fun and free concerts. Upcoming shows include:
Grand Funk Railroad with opener The Pazman’s Super Session
on July 29; Leon Russell and Mitch Ryder Aug. 5 and Bachman-Turner
with opener The Eddie Leighton Project with Steve Kostan on Aug.
Admission is free and no advance tickets are necessary. Viewing
space will be on a first-come, first-served basis. In addition,
boaters on the Detroit River are invited to anchor near the riverfront
and enjoy the view of the stage from the water.
Andiamo Detroit Riverfront will provide refreshment and food concessions
at several locations on the plaza. Outside food, beverages or coolers
will not be permitted. Convenient parking is available for $5 per
vehicle at the GM surface lot at the intersection of St. Antoine
and Atwater, adjacent to the GM Renaissance Center.
in Detroit in 1911, Chevrolet celebrates its centennial as a global
automotive brand with annual sales of about 4.25 million vehicles
in more than 140 countries. Chevrolet provides consumers with fuel-efficient,
safe and reliable vehicles that deliver high quality, expressive
design, spirited performance and value. The Chevrolet portfolio
includes iconic performance cars such as Corvette and Camaro; dependable,
long-lasting pickups and SUVs such as Silverado and Suburban; and
award-winning passenger cars and crossovers such as Spark, Cruze,
Malibu, Equinox and Traverse. Chevrolet also offers “gas-friendly
to gas-free" solutions including Cruze Eco and Volt. Cruze
Eco offers 42 mpg highway while Volt offers 35 miles of electric,
gasoline-free driving and an additional 344 miles of extended range.
Most new Chevrolet models offer OnStar safety, security and convenience
technologies including OnStar Hands-Free Calling, Automatic Crash
Response and Stolen Vehicle Slowdown. More information regarding
Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.
Franco Public Relations
credit: Franco Public Relations
on the Riverfront takes place on Fridays from July 8 through August