By Andrew Catania
REO Speedwagon, Styx, and Loverboy put on an excellent show this Saturday night.
REO headlined and came out swinging with their arena rock anthems that had the crowd engaged and mesmerizing their childhoods from the 80s.
Seeing REO lead singer Kevin Cronin jumping around the stage at 70 years old entertaining the packed Mid-Florida Credit Union Amphitheater. He still has his voice too.
Cronin and company put on an 80-minute set that included “Keep On Lovin You”, “Can’t Fight This Feeling” and other REO hits from their 1980 release, ‘Hi-Infidelity.’
The show-stealer of the night had to go to Styx. Tommy Shaw and company put on one hell of a show and rocked from start to finish with all of their classic hits.
Styx had the packed crowd on their feet for their entire set. The musicianship, energy, and stage presence, clearly were the highlight of the night. Too Much Time On My Hands and other classics sounded just like they did 35 years ago. Tommy Shaw is uberly talented and hasn’t lost a beat during his long and distinguished career.
Mike Reno and Loverboy were excellent as well. Loverboy opened with ‘Notorious’ and played all of their classic hits. They didn’t miss a beat.
All three of these bands’ members are in their 60’s and 70’s and playing like they’re still 21. Great night of music. This is definitely a must-see concert for anyone who loves classic rock. Tommy Shaw was the show stopper of this concert.
Now if Tommy Shaw can convince Ted Nugent and Jack Blades to reform Damn Yankees would be a dream.