The “United We Rock” summer tour was announced in February 2017 and kicked off in June 2017 with the tour going on through August. The tour was announced by some of the biggest names in the industry, including:
The three will tour together with Don Felder being the former guitarist for the Eagles. REO Speedwagon’s Kevin Cronin states that he called Tommy Shaw from Styx last summer and they discussed getting everyone together and having fun on tour.
United We Rock will feature rotating headliners allowing every show to have its own unique vibe and lineup.
The three bands have a deep history together with the Styx and REO Speedwagon touring together three other times and creating the single “Can’t Stop Rockin‘” as a collaboration. Live at Riverport, featured the two bands together in 2000.
Don Felder played alongside the Styx in January for a five-night stand. Dave Amato also joined Felder for “Hotel California” in February 2017.
Styx is a rock band that was formed in 1972 and reached success in the late 70s and early 80s. The band’s most popular singles include: “Lady,” “Babe,” and “Mr. Roboto.” The band has four consecutive RIAA, multi-platinum certified albums.
The band has had 8 singles reach the top 10 and 16 singles reach the top 40 in the United States.
The Styx released their last album in 2017 titled The Mission. The album is the band’s sixteenth and the band’s first album since 2005. The album was released on June 16, 2017.
REO Speedwagon formed in 1967 reaching their pinnacle of success in the 70s and 80s. The band’s Hi Infidelity album, released in 1980, sold over ten million copies and had four singles reach the Top 40 charts.
The band has sold 40 million records in total with the band’s most popular singles being “Can’t Fight This Feeling” and “Keep on Loving You.”
REO Speedwagon’s popularity started to wane in the 90s with the band last releasing a Christmas album in 2009 and their Find Your Own Way Home album in 2007.
Don Felder is a Florida musician that is best known for his time with the Eagles where he playedguitar for “Already Gone” and “Good Day in Hell.” His life after the Eagles led to criticism of the band and Felder refusing to participate with the band’s History of the Eagles Tour.
Felder started touring with his own band, named the Don Felder Band, before touring alongside Foreigner and Styx in 2014.