REO’s Kevin Cronin Visits Fish Ladder Prior To Van Andel Show
Kevin Cronin apparently took in some sights around town on Memorial Day.
REO, Styx And Loverboy Play Tonight At Van Andel Arena
Kevin Cronin, minus the kick ass mullet he sported in the '80s, took in some sights around town prior to REO Speedwagon's appearance at Van Andel Arena.
Kevin posted this photo of himself enjoying the Fish Ladder Park on the city's West Side Monday afternoon to the band's Instagram feed.
Kevin also dropped some fish knowledge in his post:
Hi friends, So I took a walk along the Grand River here in Grand Rapids, Michigan today, and rediscovered the famous Fish Ladder. Salmon instinctively swim upstream to lay their eggs in the same spot they were born, but over the years the Grand has been dammed, and the poor salmon were thwarted in their efforts. But in 1976 the fish ladder was built, and provides these mighty creatures with water-covered steps, as they struggle to jump up from one to the next, determined to continue north against the swift current of the Grand. I stood and watched this phenomenon, fascinated by these fish and their undying determination to reach their hatching area. I am constantly inspired by nature, and I totally relate to these fearless salmon as they face such long odds and use all their strength to get where they need to go.
Anyway, this tour with Styx and Loverboy has been a dream for so long, and now we are here in Grand Rapids, Michigan and it’s all coming true! It’s great to see all the familiar faces, both band and crew members, the vibe is all good, and the production looks and sounds amazing. We had a great rehearsal day yesterday, Styx is up today, and Loverboy will soundcheck tomorrow. Van Alden Arena will be packed to the rafters on Tuesday night for the opening date of our Live, and Un-Zoomed Tour. I am so over Zoom performances, Zoom meetings, Zoom everything…I want to be in the same room with you all, feeling your energy in person, and we will rock you. This tour will be stopping in forty-six cities all around the country, and will likely be somewhere near you soon. So come on out and be part of this celebration of song and good vibes…we will be looking for you.
Van Alden? Okay, since he's taking in the local scene, we'll forgive him for that minor error!
It's the first leg of the "Live and UnZOOMed Tour" featuring REO Speedwagon, Styx and Loverboy. The show gets underway at 6:45pm tonight (Tuesday, May 31), and there are still some tickets available.
I know he dropped the mullet by the end of the '80s, but what a mullet it was!!