CHICAGO & REO SPEEDWAGON TO RETURN TO DAILY’S PLACE
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Bold Events and Live Nation today announced that critically acclaimed rock bands CHICAGO and REO SPEEDWAGON will join forces at Daily’s Place this summer on Sunday July 22 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will go on sale to the general public at www.dailysplace.com beginning on Friday, Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. EST. Jags365 and Daily’s Rewards Members will have access to presale tickets beginning Thursday, Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. EST. For complete ticket information, including all presales and ticket prices, please click here.
Both multi-planning selling artists will be making their return to Daily’s Place, having each previously played for sold-out crowds during the amphitheater’s inaugural season. For this tour, Chicago will perform their historic album Chicago II in its entirety, followed by a selection of their greatest hits. REO Speedwagon will bring back fan-favorites such as “In Your Letter,” “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” “Time For Me To Fly,” “Roll With The Changes,” “Keep On Loving You,” “Take It On the Run” and many more.
Hailed as one of the "most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock and roll era" by former President Bill Clinton, Chicago is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six consecutive decades and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016. Chicago’s lifetime achievements include two Grammy Awards, multiple American Music Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and 21 Top 10 singles. This year, 2018, marks the band’s 51st consecutive year of touring, without missing a single concert date.
Fronted by iconic vocalist Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon jump-started the burgeoning rock movement in the Midwest. The band’s explosive album Hi Infidelity was released 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. REO Speedwagon has now sold 40 million albums around the globe.
Daily’s Place opened in May 2017 adjacent to EverBank Field, the home of the National Football League’s Jacksonville Jaguars. A partnership between the Jaguars and the City of Jacksonville, the state-of-the-art facility’s 5,500-seat amphitheater and indoor practice facility welcomed more than 200,000 attendees to events and concerts in 2017. The new amphitheater has hosted performances by Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, Zac Brown Band, Diana Ross and Santana. Details on all concerts coming to Daily’s Place can be found at here.