The classic rock mainstays are playing some exclusive shows together next March

REO Speedwagon Rick Springfield 2024 tour
REO Speedwagon [John R. Luini], Rick Springfield [Brooks Burris]

Next spring, REO Speedwagon and Rick Springfield are embarking on a brief co-headlining tour. The trek kicks off on March 20 at Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania and wraps up on March 27 at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium-Coliseum in Knoxville, Tennessee. Ticket pre-sale begins next Wednesday, November 1 at 10am local time and runs through Thursday, November 2 at 10pm. General tickets go on sale Friday, November 3 10am local time.

“Get ready for REO Speedwagon and Rick Springfield,” said REO Speedwagon in a statement.

REO Speedwagon’s last album was 2007’s Find Your Way Home. The band’s fifteenth studio effort, it featured the Billboard-charting single, “I Need to Fall.” The record was released through the band’s own label, Speedwagon Recordings. Throughout their, REO Speedwagon have sold over 40 million records worldwide. They’ve released 13 Top 40 hits, including chart-toppers “Can’t Fight This Feeling” and “Keep On Loving You.” The crown jewel of their catalog is 1980’s Hi Infidelity, which peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and has since received the rare diamond certification from the RIAA.

Back in January, founding keyboardist Neal Doughty announced his retirement from touring with the band after five decades. Founding frontman Kevin Cronin remains, alongside bassist Bruce Hall, who joined the band in 1977. When Doughty confirmed his retirement from the road, Hall said that he would always be a member of the REO Speedwagon brotherhood, and that the door for him to play with the band again would always be open.

Cronin and Hall tour with guitarist Dave Amato, who joined the group in 1989, and drummer Brian Hitt, who came aboard in 1990.

Icon of the 1980s Rick Springfield still tours relentlessly. The GRAMMY® Award-winning singer has sold over 20 million albums and has served as a great example of longevity in music. Two of his classic albums – 1981’s Working Class Dog and 1982’s Success Hasn’t Spoiled Me Yet – both landed in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200.

In addition to his music career, Springfield is also an accomplished actor. He had a starring role in the 1984 film, Hard to Hold. He’s also appeared alongside Meryl Streep in 2015’s Ricki and the Flash. On television, Rick starred in the long-running soap opera General Hospital from 1981 to 1983 as Dr. Noah Drake. He reprised the role from 2005 through 2008, and again in 2012. He starred in the series High Tide from 1994 to 1997, and has had roles in Hot in Cleveland, Supernatural, American Horror Story, and HBO’s True Detective.

In 2009, Springfield guest-starred in Season 3 of Showtime’s hit show, Californication, playing a raunchy, stereotypical rockstar version of himself.

All tickets for REO Speedwagon and Rick Springfield’s joint tour can be purchased HERE.

March 20 – Santander Arena & Performing Arts Center – Reading, PA
March 22 – Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center – Charleston, WV
March 23 – Florence Center – Florence, SC
March 26 – The Salem Civic Center – Salem, VA
March 27 – Knoxville Civic Auditorium-Coliseum – Knoxville, TN