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PHOTO GALLERY: REO Speedwagon Rocks Salina

Todd Pittenger - March 15, 2014 11:12 am

photo by Yee Mar

photo by Yee Mar

A band named after a fire truck heated up the stage at the Salina Stiefel Theatre Friday. Rockers REO Speedwagon played before a full house.

REO Speedwagon formed in 1967, developed a following in the 1970s, and had its biggest commercial success in the 1980s.

REO Speedwagon has 13 top 40 hits and 19 top 100 hits.

The REO Speedwagon lineup, which has stayed the same for nearly 25 years, features the unmistakeable sound of lead singer Kevin Cronin’s voice. They did not disappoint in Salina, playing early rocking favorites like “Ridin’ the Storm Out”, along with classic ballads like “Keep on Loving You”, “Take it on the Run”, and the number one smash “Can’t Fight this Feeling”.

REO Speedwagon joins a long list of widely diverse acts that have recently played at the Stiefel. Upcoming shows incude Marty Stuart, the Salina Symphony, Rob Thomas, Roger McGuinn, Tony Bennett, the Wichita Grand Opera, Three Dog Night, and Styx.

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