The gang at the North Charleston Coliseum announced big rock concert on Thursday evening (June 18). They have secured an Illinois double-dose with REO Speedwagon and Styx set for a concert at the Coliseum on Thurs. Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. Ticket information and an “on sale date” will be announced soon.

REO Speedwagon first formed in the mid-state college town of Champagne, Ill., in 1968. Led by singer/guitarist/pianist Kevin Cronin, they scored some huge FM radio hits with “Ridin’ the Storm Out,” “Keep on Loving You,” “Don’t Let Him Go,” “Take It on the Run, and “Can’t Fight This Feeling.” Cronin and the current version of the band were last in the Lowcountry for a set at the heritage Motorcycle Rally in Ladson in 2007.

Styx formed in 1972 in Chicago as a prog-rock band and evolved into a fully-fledged arena rock band by the late ’70s. With vocalist Dennis DeYoung (who’s been in and out of the band), they scored chart hits with “Lady,” “Come Sail Away,” “Renegade,” “Blue Collar Man,” “Fooling Yourself,” and power ballad “Babe.” The band’s early ’80s hits included “Too Much Time on My Hands” and “The Best of Times.” The two-disc Come Sail Away: The Styx Anthology came out in 2004. Visit or call the box office at (843) 554-6060 for more.

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