REO Speedwagon Announces Summer 2023 US Tour
REO Speedwagon has announced a new batch of U.S. tour dates for late summer.
The latest run kicks off on Aug. 12 in Newkirk, Ore., and wraps on Sept. 3 in Las Vegas. A September appearance at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga, Calif., does not yet have an official date.
Tickets go on sale on Jan. 27; you can see the full list of dates below.
Earlier this month, founding REO Speedwagon keyboardist Neal Doughty announced his retirement from touring. "After 55 years with REO Speedwagon and having spent his entire adult life on the road, keyboardist and founding member Neal Doughty has decided the time was right to retire from touring and begin enjoying the fruits of his years of hard work," the band wrote in a statement.
"I want everyone to know that it was all that traveling that finally got to me," Doughty added. "I always enjoyed playing the shows and looking out to see all the loyal fans who allowed me to do this for so long."
The band has several dozen shows booked for the year, and they've left the door open for Doughty to join them on select dates. "It will be a big change to look around and not see Neal behind the keyboards, and we will miss his quick wit and interesting conversation on those long bus rides," singer Kevin Cronin added. "But this is what Neal needs, and we support him."
REO Speedwagon Summer 2023 U.S. Tour
Aug. 12 – Newkirk, OR @ 7 Clans First Council Casino
Aug. 13 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Aug. 14 – Sugar Land, TX @ Smart Financial Theatre
Aug. 18 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Aug. 19 – Atlantic City, NJ @ The Borgata Casino Resort
Aug. 20 – Grantville, PA @ Hollywood Casino
Aug. 25 – Kettering, OH @ Fraze Pavilion
Aug. 26 – Toledo, OH @ Toledo Zoo Amphitheater
Aug. 29 – Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theatre
Aug. 27 – Bay City, MI @ Wenonah Park
Aug. 30 – Inglewood, CA @ YouTube Theatre
Sept. 2 – Lincoln, CA @ Thunder Valley Resort & Casino
Sept. 3 – Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont Street Experience (free to the public)
September TBA – Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery