REO Speedwagon, The Orleans Showroom, Las Vegas, NV, November 20, 2016
The Orleans Showroom was great. There was not a bad seat in the house for this sold out show. It’s a small venue which holds roughly 800 people.
Kevin Cronin, Neal Doughty and Bruce Hall leads the way as REO still rocks the house like they’ve been doing since the 1970’s. They just come out and hit it hard, laying down classic tracks, the band sounded great. Along with guitarist Dave Amato and drummer Bryan Hitt, the current line-up have been performing together since 1989.
The crowd sang along the most with REO Speedwagon’s signature power ballads like “Keep On Lovin’ You”, “Take It On The Run”, “Can’t Fight This Feelin’”, and “Time For Me To Fly”. Although REO Speedwagon’s set may have been dominated by many slower tracks there was no shortage of energy from both the band and the crowd.
The highlight for me was hearing the classic 70’s hits ‘Back on the Road Again’ and ‘Ridin’ the Storm Out’
It was the last night of a successful 2016 tour that included a run with 80’s rockers Def Leppard and Tesla.
November 20th, 2016
Don’t Let Him Go
Take It on the Run
In Your Letter
That Ain’t Love
Can’t Fight This Feeling
Time for Me to Fly
Back on the Road Again
Ridin’ the Storm Out
Keep On Loving You
Roll With the Changes
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(Review and Photos by Joe Schaeffer)