For Cronin, touring with REO Speedwagon known for their 80s power ballads Keep On Lovin You and Cant Fight This Feeling just keeps getting better as the band gets older.
He explains, We have loads of fun touring. Our crew of old buddies get together and we become a pack of wandering minstrels. Only now, were not sloppy guys anymore. Were not wasted or high; weve already been through that. And we keep the tour bus much cleaner than we used to!
Nowadays, Cronin enjoys playing concerts because the band just wants to jam, and, in his words, We have nothing to prove, so we just have fun.
And the bands sustained energy, even in their older years, shocks audiences.
Cronin says, Our fans are surprised that we still put on an energetic show. We love exceeding their expectations so they leave thinking, Holy shþt. What just happened?
The four-week REO Speedwagon Tour, featuring Styx and Def Leppard, kicks off Thursday (Mar. 27) in Greensboro, North Carolina.
REO Speedwagons new album, Find Your Own Way Home, is in stores now.
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