REO Speedwagon Keep on Rolling in Tulsa

Bruce Hall & Kevin Cronin – REO Speedwagon

September 9, 2023 – River Spirit Casino, Tulsa Oklahoma

The iconic rock band REO Speedwagon took the stage at the River Spirit Casino in Tulsa Oklahoma, ready to rock the crowd with their timeless hits. Their music is not only a reflection of its time but also a source of inspiration for newer musicians. Their influence can be heard in countless contemporary rock bands, with artists citing REO Speedwagon as one of their influences. In a world where music trends come and go. Their music is a reminder of the power of rock and roll to transcend generations and bring people together.

As the lights dimmed and the familiar sound of the opening chords filled the air, the crowd erupted into cheers and applause. Lead singer Kevin Cronin commanded the stage, captivating the audience with his powerful vocals and magnetic stage presence. It was clear that this was a band at the top of their game, seamlessly weaving through a setlist filled with their greatest hits. The crowd sang along passionately, their voices blending with Cronin’s in perfect harmony.

Kevin Cronin – REO Speedwagon

The energy in the theater was electric, as fans danced and swayed to the infectious rhythms. Each song was met with a thunderous applause and cheers that echoed throughout the venue. The band’s passion and love for their craft was evident in every note, as they poured their heart and soul into each performance.

REO Speedwagon took the audience on a journey through time, performing hits that had defined a generation. From the emotional ballads like “Keep On Loving You” to the anthemic rockers like “Take It On the Run,” the band showcased their versatility and enduring appeal. The atmosphere was alive with pure rock and roll magic, and it was impossible not to be swept up in the excitement. The band’s chemistry on stage was undeniable, as they effortlessly played off each other’s energy, creating an infectious vibe that spread throughout the crowd.

Dave Amato – REO Speedwagon

One of the remarkable aspects of REO Speedwagon’s music is its timeless appeal. Decades after their songs first hit the airwaves, they continue to resonate with audiences of all ages. The band’s ability to capture universal emotions, such as love, loss, and resilience, is a testament to their songwriting prowess. Tracks like “Can’t Fight This Feeling” still strike a chord with listeners, evoking a range of emotions and memories.

The lyrics, often heartfelt and introspective, combined with memorable melodies, create a lasting connection with fans. The band’s ability to craft songs that stand the test of time is a testament to their artistry and musicality. Each note and each chord have been meticulously arranged, resulting in a body of work that has captivated generations.

Cronin’s charismatic presence and powerful vocals are a force to be reckoned with. His ability to connect with the audience and make each person feel like they are the only ones in the room is truly remarkable. Whether he is belting out the iconic tunes or sharing anecdotes between songs, his genuine love for performing shines through.

Bryan Hitt REO Speedwagon

The other band members including guitarist Dave Amato, bassist Bruce Hall, keyboardist Derek Hilland and drummer Bryan Hitt complement Cronin’s performance with their own infectious energy. The chemistry between them is evident as they seamlessly navigate through each song, creating a cohesive and electrifying sound. It is this synergy and unwavering passion for their craft that elevates their live performances to another level. The audience can’t help but be swept up in the contagious energy that fills the venue, creating an electric atmosphere that adds to the overall concert experience.

Throughout the show the band showcased their impeccable musicianship and showmanship. Guitar solos from Amato and heartfelt performances from Cronin added an extra layer of excitement and emotion to the already electrifying atmosphere. It was clear that the audience was not just there to passively listen to the music but to fully immerse themselves in the experience.Β  Strangers became friends, bonding over their mutual appreciation for the band’s music. There were spontaneous moments of connection as fans danced together and sang in unison. The atmosphere was electric, charged with a sense of camaraderie and joy. The power of music to bring people together was truly evident in that concert hall. It was a reminder that despite our differences, we can find common ground through the universal language of music. REO Speedwagon’s performance not only entertained but also fostered a sense of community among those in attendance.

Bruce Hall REO Speedwagon

As the concert reached its peak, REO Speedwagon treated the audience in Tulsa to a setlist filled with fan-favorite songs and memorable moments. From the moment they opened with their hit song, “Don’t Let Him Go,” to the final notes of “Ridin the Storm Out” the band had the crowd on their feet and singing along. Another unforgettable moment came during the encore when REO Speedwagon played their signature songsΒ  “Keep on Loving You” and “Roll With The Changes”. The audience swayed in unison, their voices blending with the band’s melodic harmonies. It was a truly magical experience that brought together generations of fans.

REO Speedwagon had brought their A-game, delivering a concert experience that exceeded all expectations. Their talent, energy, and passion were undeniable, and they left no doubt that they still had the ability to rock the stage after all these years. It was a testament to their enduring legacy and their commitment to their fans.

As the night drew to a close, the audience leftΒ  with a newfound appreciation for the music of REO Speedwagon. It was a concert experience that will be remembered for years to come. Whether you were a die-hard fan or a newcomer to their music, REO Speedwagon’s performance in Tulsa was a testament to the enduring power of rock and roll and a celebration of their incredible legacy.

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