REO Speedwagon, Styx and Night Ranger at Cruzan Amphitheater Show Preview
By: M.X. Jones/FloridaEntertainmentScene.com
September 10, 2009 The clock gets turned back for a night as REO Speedwagon, Styx and Night Ranger invade West Palm Beach to play a Halloween night show at Cruzan Amphitheater on Saturday, October 31, 2009. Show starts at 7:00 pm and is an all ages show.
With over 67 million records sold between these three bands this promises to be a show for the ages. Ticket prices start at $19.00 and you can purchase a 4 pack of lawn tickets for just $60 dollars. Ticket prices do not include service charge/fees or sales tax.
REO Speedwagon formed in the late 1960's, the band's self-titled debut album was released in October 1971 with the singles "157 Riverside Avenue," "Sophisticated Lady" and "Lay Me Down" all becoming fan favorites. In late 1972 the band scored their first gold record with "R.E.O./T.W.O." 1973's Ridin' The Storm Out was the first album with Mike Murphy on vocals, netting REO Speedwagon their first platinum certified record. 1976's REO marked the return of Kevin Cronin on vocals. You Can Tune a Piano but You Can't Tuna Fish was released in 1978 becoming the first REO Speedwagon album to crack the top 40 peaking at #29. in 1980, Hi Infidelity was released giving the band their first #1 album and producing the smash #1 hit Keep On Loving You, other singles "Take It on the Run," "Don't Let Him Go," "In Your Letter" and "Tough Guys" all became top 40 hits as the album became the biggest selling rock LP of 1981 selling over 9 million copies in the United States. The rest of the 80's saw REO Speedwagon release gold or platinum albums, "Good Trouble, Wheels Are Turnin' and "Life as We Know It." One of the biggest artists from the 1970's and 1980's, REO Speedwagon has charted 13 top 40 hits and sold over 40 million records worldwide.
The first band to have four consecutive multi-platinum albums Styx formed in 1970, the band first struck gold with the release of Styx II as the album peaked at #20 on the Billboard Album 200 and produced the band's first top 10 hit Lady. With the unexpected success of this album, Styx signed with A&M Records, releasing Equinox which went gold. In 1977, Styx released " The Grand Illusion " landing at #6 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart, producing the hit singles " Come Sail Away " and " Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man) " the album went on to sell over 3 million copies giving Styx their first triple platinum album. Pieces of Eight was released in 1978 peaking at #6 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart and sold over 3 million copies. Success continued as Styx released the double platinum Cornerstone which peaked at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, the album produced the hit singles Babe which hit #1 in the USA and " Boat on the River " that topped the charts in Germany. 1981, saw the band hit #1 on the Billboard Album chart with the release of Paradise Theatre, which went on to sell over 3 million copies giving Styx four consecutive multi-platinum albums. Kilroy Was Here was released in 1983 selling over 1 million copies. Styx has sold over 17 million records, with ten of their singles landing in the top 10 and five top 10 albums.
Night Ranger formed in the early 1980's in San Francisco, CA. The band's debut album Dawn Patrol was released in 1982. "Midnight Madness" was released in 1983, going platinum and producing the single Sister Christian . In 1985, Seven Wishes became the band's second straight album to go platinum. 1987 saw Night Ranger release Seven Wishes the album went gold with the single The Secret of My Success hitting #12 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart. A greatest hits album was released in 1989 going gold. Night Ranger, has sold over 10 million records worldwide with 3 studio albums and 10 singles landing in top 40.
Doors open at 6:00 pm with the show starting at 7:00 pm. This is an all ages show. Ticket prices are $19.00 Lawn - $29.00 - $39.00 - $65.00 with a $60.00 for a 4 pack of lawn tickets. Tickets are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the Live Nation website. Parking is included in the ticket price. Cruzan Amphitheatre at The South Florida Fairgrounds is located at 601-7 Sansbury's Way in West Palm, FL - Phone Number is: (561) 795-8883. Ticket prices listed do not include fees or sales tax.
REO Speedwagon, Styx and Night Ranger
Show Starts: 7:00 pm - All Ages Show
Tickets: $19.00 - $29.00 - $39.00 - $65.00 - $60.00 4 Pack Lawn
Tickets Available: Yes
Ticket Prices do not include service charges/fees and/or sales tax
Venue Parking: Included In Ticket Price
Venue: Cruzan Amphitheater
Address: 601-7 Sansbury's Way
City: West Palm Beach, FL
Phone: (561) 795-8883
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