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January 14, 2014

REO Speedwagon coming to Muncie

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Gary Manier, Mayor of Washington, Ill., said, “On Nov. 17, 2013, Washington, Illinois was devastated by an EF4 tornado. We had almost 1,200 homes damaged or destroyed. REO Speedwagon came to tour our city before performing at Rock To The Rescue and promised that they would do more. Now, within two months, they are coming back and will be raising more funds for our recovery efforts. I had the privilege of attending the Dec. 5, 2013 concert and was amazed just how great they sounded. I encourage everyone to buy tickets and not miss this opportunity to see for yourselves. I'd like to personally thank REO's entire team for their efforts and continued support for all who lost so much.”

Rock To The Rescue originally started in 2001 as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and is the brainchild of REO Speedwagon’s Kevin Cronin and STYX’s Tommy Shaw. The two musicians brought together bands and artists such as Bad Company, Journey, Survivor, Kansas, Lynyrd Skynyrd and many others to be part of “Volunteers For America” concert events in Dallas and Atlanta that ultimately raised over $775,000 for victims of 9/11, as well as the Port Authority police department in New York City. On the bands’ last tour together, the Midwest Rock N' Roll Express, Rock To The Rescue not only raised thousands of dollars for local charities at each tour stop, but also raised $108,000 which went directly to the Boston One Fund, helping victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

ABOUT REO SPEEDWAGON:

Formed in 1967, signed in 1971, and fronted by Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon has rocked to the top of the charts with a RIAA-certified 22 million albums sold in the U.S., 40 million around the globe, and a string of gold and platinum records. The group’s nine-times certified platinum Hi Infidelity spent 15 weeks in the #1 slot. Thirty-plus years later, Cronin and bandmates Bruce Hall (bass), Neal Doughty (keyboards), Dave Amato (lead guitar) and Bryan Hitt (drums) are still electrifying concert audiences across the nation. Live at Moondance Jam - the band’s hit-filled performance from the country’s premier classic rock festival, was released in both a Blu-ray and a deluxe edition (containing a CD and DVD in a glossy digipak) on Nov. 19.

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