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Youthful REO Speedwagon rocks Amphitheatre

| Monday, Sept. 19, 2011

In a recent interview with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Neal Doughty Of REO Speedwagon said that fans express amazement about the energy the band still has, even though members are in their 50s and 60s.

Indeed, though their faces have aged since those youthful album photos from the 70s and 80s, nothing else has. REO rocked on Sunday night at the Trib Total Media Amphitheatre at Station Square.

The band played most of its big hits from the past three-plus decades, and lead singer Kevin Cronin still has that super-distinctive tenor voice. Though now, Cronin has short, bushy, white blonde hair rather than the long, curly black hair of the band's earlier days.

The concert was full of both REO power ballads, like "Take it on the Run" and uptempo rockers like "Ridin' the Storm Out."

REO performed earlier in the day at the Steelers game, and Cronin joked that the band must be the team's good luck charm since the Steelers blew out Seattle.

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