Formed in 1967, signed in 1971, and fronted by iconic vocalist Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon’s unrelenting drive, as well as non-stop touring and recording jump-started the burgeoning rock movement in the Midwest. Platinum albums and radio staples soon followed, setting the stage for the release of the band’s explosive Hi Infidelity in 1980, which contained the massive hit singles “Keep On Loving You” and “Take It On the Run.” That landmark album spent 15 weeks in the No. 1 slot and has since earned the RIAA’s coveted 10X Diamond Award for surpassing sales of 10 million units in the United States.
From 1977 to 1989, the band released nine consecutive albums all certified Platinum or higher. Today, REO Speedwagon has sold more than 40 million albums around the globe, and Cronin and bandmates Bruce Hall (bass), Dave Amato (guitar), Bryan Hitt (drums), and Derek Hilland (touring keyboardist) are still electrifying audiences worldwide in concert with hits and fan-favorites such as “Ridin’ The Storm Out,” “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” “Time For Me To Fly,” “Roll With The Changes,” the aforementioned “Keep On Loving You” and “Take It On the Run,” and many, many more.
About Rick Springfield
Rick Springfield is a versatile entertainer with a remarkable career spanning over four decades. As a Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and musician, he has sold 25 million albums and delivered 17 U.S. Top 40 hits, including classics like "Jessie's Girl" and "Don't Talk to Strangers." Beyond music, he's made his mark as an accomplished actor in films like "Ricki and the Flash" and TV series like "Supernatural" and "American Horror Story."
Springfield is also a celebrated author with works such as his candid memoir "Late, Late at Night" and the comedic novel "Magnificent Vibration." His dedication to his craft and continuous creativity have earned him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Despite his long-lasting success, he remains committed to pushing boundaries and connecting with audiences through his music. In 2019, he released "Orchestrating My Life," a collection of his hits reimagined with a rock orchestra and a touching tribute to his late mother. Rick Springfield's enduring impact on the entertainment world has been aptly dubbed "The Rickonaissance."
The name Dauzat St. Marie (pronouced “dō-zaht saynt mah-ree”) has been circulating quite far and wide these past several years through heavyweight touring with some heavyweight artists. Known for their lockstep vocal harmonies and catchy, yet thought-provoking songwriting, singer/songwriter troubadours Mat Dauzat and Heather St. Marie have kept the name Dauzat St. Marie popping up all over the U.S. by touring as main support for Grammy® Award winning heartthrob Rick Springfield’s “Stripped Down” solo acoustic show series for the past five years and peppered in dates with The Marshall Tucker Band, Lindsay Ell, Schuyler Fisk / Sissy Spacek, and Rick Derringer. Most recently, Dauzat St. Marie toured the U.S. as support for legendary music icons Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo.