REO Speedwagon Reflect On Moment They Knew They’d Made It Big

REO Speedwagon frontman Kevin Cronin recently revealed in an interview the moment when the rock band knew they’d made it big.More »

REO Speedwagon frontman Kevin Cronin recently revealed in an interview the moment when the rock band knew they’d made it big. REO Speedwagon rockers Cronin, Bruce Hall, Neal Doughty, Dave Amato, and Bryan Hitt discussed their legendary career with Dan Rather on The Big Interview, which will air on AXS TV on Tuesday, May 14. Cronin revealed it became clear the band was destined for superstardom as they played an arena in Baton Rouge following the release of their signature hit “Keep On Loving You.” “Back in those days, we were good for maybe 3,000 tickets,” Cronin explains. “When we played an arena, they would put a curtain halfway across so it didn’t look so empty. My window in my room looked out to the arena. About two o’clock in the afternoon people were starting to line up, and I’m like, ‘Oh, this is awesome!'” The promoter had to arrange for more tickets after initial tickets were sold out after a massive crowd came to the arena. Cronin continues, “It turned out ‘Keep On Loving You’ had been getting airplay on the local radio station in Baton Rouge, and people just reacted to it. We went from being a 3,000-seat band to being a 12,000-seat band seemingly overnight. And I just went, ‘Ok, here we go. Something’s happening here!'” (Photo: Ian Vecchiotti) Copyright(c) 2019 RTTNews.com. All Rights ReservedLess «

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