REO Speedwagon Postpones Concerts For Singer’s Medical Procedure

January 17, 2018
REO Speedwagon

REO Speedwagon performs in Indianapolis in 2011.

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Rock band REO Speedwagon is postponing concerts scheduled for January and February -- including one in Champaign--- while singer Kevin Cronin is treated for what he describes as a non-life-threatening condition.

The postponements mean REO Speedwagon will not be performing February 8th at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign, the town where the band got its start. The Champaign Park District says a new date will be announced.

An REO show planned for this weekend at the Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet has been moved to March 8th.  A January 24th concert at Rockford’s Coronado Performing Arts Center has also been postponed, with a new date still to be announced.

In a statement on the REO Speedwagon website, the 66-year-old Cronin says he’ll be undergoing a routine procedure that “is so simple it can be performed by a robot”.  

“My doctor says I will be good as new”, Cronin wrote in his website statement. “I am deeply disappointed that I have to ask the greatest fans in rock ’n roll to change their plans. All I can do is ask for your understanding and I truly appreciate your support.”

Story source: WILL