“We played with Def Lep in Indianapolis, Columbus, and Pittsburgh last summer, and drew over 20,000 people at every show,” said REO’s lead singer Kevin Cronin in a statement.
Since the release of their first record in 1971, REO Speedwagon has sold more than 40 million albums, including the monumental 10 million-seller, “Hi Infidelity.” Their latest album, “Find Your Own Way Home,” was released last year.
Def Leppard is one of only five groups with two original albums selling more than 10 million copies: “Pyromania” and “Hysteria.” They will play several European rock festivals this year, and an arena tour of the UK with co-headliners Whitesnake.
In the 1970s and 1980s, Styx had hits “Come Sail Away,” “Babe,” “Lady,” “Suite Madame Blue,” “Mr. Roboto,” and “Renegade.”
Def Leppard/REO Speedwagon/Styx itinerary:
03/27/08 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
03/29/08 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Live
03/30/08 Estero, FL Germain Arena
04/01/08 Greenville, SC Bi-Lo Center
04/03/08 Reading, PA Sovereign Perf. Arts Center
04/04/08 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa / Event Ctr.
04/06/08 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena
04/08/08 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
04/09/08 Providence, RI Dunkin’ Donuts Center
04/11/08 Quebec City, QC Quebec Colisee Pepsi
04/12/08 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place
04/13/08 Hamilton, ON Copps Coliseum
04/18/08 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
04/19/08 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
04/22/08 Nampa, ID Idaho Center
04/23/08 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
04/25/08 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl Concert Theater At Palms
04/26/08 Chula Vista, CA Coors Amphitheatre