Kevin Cronin’s Health Causes REO Speedwagon Postponements Kevin Cronin’s Health Causes REO Speedwagon Postponements
The need for what he refers to as “a routine procedure” for frontman Kevin Cronin has necessitated the postponement of REO Speedwagon performances in... Kevin Cronin’s Health Causes REO Speedwagon Postponements

The need for what he refers to as “a routine procedure” for frontman Kevin Cronin has necessitated the postponement of REO Speedwagon performances in January and February, according to statements posted on social media as well as the band’s website.

Cronin, who has been with the band since 1976 and fronted the group throughout its peak popularity (and written or co-written many of the group’s hit songs), announced his need for a medical hiatus on Wednesday. The following statement was posted on reospeedwagon.com:

Kevin thanks you for all the well-wishes. We also wanted to update you all on our concert postponements. Kevin will be back in action for all shows scheduled for March and on. For the fans in the cities that were scheduled for January & February, we’re currently working on getting those concerts rescheduled. Stay tuned for more details.

 

Hi friends, there are times in life when our bodies send us messages that we can’t ignore & this is one of those times. Fortunately for me, it is nothing life-threatening. I need a routine procedure, which is so simple it can be performed by a robot. R2D2 is busy saving the universe, but I understand there is another highly qualified robotic surgeon who works out of Cedars-Sinai Hospital here in Los Angeles. My doctor says I will be good as new. I am deeply disappointed that I have to ask the greatest fans in rock ’n roll to change their plans. All I can do is ask for your understanding and I truly appreciate your support. The new dates will be announced as soon as possible… Much love, kc

The band currently shows 15 dates between now and March:

JAN 12 NORTH STAR MOHICAN CASINO RESORT BOWLER, WI
JAN 13 RIALTO SQUARE THEATRE JOLIET, IL
JAN 19 SHOOTING STAR CASINO MAHNOMEN, MN
JAN 20 4 BEARS CASINO EVENTS CENTER NEW TOWN, ND
JAN 21 DEADWOOD MOUNTAIN GRAND HOTEL & CASINO DEADWOOD, SD
JAN 24 CORONADO PERFORMING ARTS CENTER ROCKFORD, IL
JAN 26 ISLAND RESORT & CASINO HARRIS, MI
JAN 27 ISLAND RESORT & CASINO HARRIS, MI
JAN 28 MOTORCITY CASINO HOTEL DETROIT, MI
FEB 8 VIRGINIA THEATRE CHAMPAIGN, IL
FEB 9 FOUR WINDS CASINO RESORT – SILVER CREEK EVENT CENTER NEW BUFFALO, MI
FEB 10 HORSESHOE SOUTHERN INDIANA ELIZABETH, IN
FEB 22 VERIZON WIRELESS CENTER MANKATO, MN
FEB 23 PRAIRIE MEADOWS HOTEL & CASINO ALTOONA, IA
FEB 24 HEARTLAND EVENTS CENTER GRAND ISLAND, NE

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