Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band REO Speedwagon will be performing in Lake Charles in December.

Mike Coppola, Getty Images
Mike Coppola, Getty Images

REO Speedwagon was formed in Champaign, Illinois in 1967. The band started as a college cover band while the members attended the University of Illinois.  They named the band REO Speedwagon, after the REO Speed Wagon, a 1915 truck that was designed by Ransom Eli Olds. Doughty had seen the name written across the blackboard when he walked into his History of Transportation class on the first day they had decided to look for a name. After they finished college, the band started to tour regionally in the Midwest. REO gained a huge fan base and because of their fans requesting their songs nonstop, they began to be played on a few influential radio stations. This got the attention of Epic Records and they inked a deal with the band in 1971.

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Hear REO Speedwagon's Greatest Hits Of All Time:

  • Can't Fight This Feeling
  • Take It On The Run
  • Keep On Loving You
  • Roll With The Changes
  • Time For Me To Fly
  • And Many More!

REO Speedwagon will take the Grand Event Center stage at the Golden Nugget on Friday, December 9 at 8:30pm.

The Golden Nugget is also selling premium reserved tickets for the show. With your premium ticket you'll receive:

  • Specially designed REO Speedwagon raglan tour shirt (exclusive to packages only!)
  • REO Speedwagon pin set
  • REO Speedwagon USB lanyard
  • REO Speedwagon collectible coin
  • Commemorative tour laminate
  • Commemorative ticket

To purchase your tickets, click here.

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