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    Thu, 03 Jun 2010 10:04:05

    Keaton Simons to Tour With REO Speedwagon and Pat Benetar - "Love on the Run" tour begins on June 24

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    CBS Records artist Keaton Simons is going to keep on lovin' you and he will fire away this summer. That's because he will share the stage with '80s icons REO Speedwagon and Pat Benatar on their "Love on the Run" co-headlining, cross-country summer tour, which kicks into high gear on June 24 at Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT. With a depth and richness similar to some of the best singer/songwriters like John Lennon and Bob Dylan, masterful, fluid and bluesy guitar playing comparable to Jimi Hendrix and early Eric Clapton, and a voice as authentic and soul-bearing in the vein of Ray Charles, Keaton Simons stands as a dynamic musician with a sound all his own. Those were the phrasings used to describe Simons by his record label, so of course they were over the top, but I'll give him a pass, because he is really talented. And who cares what any of us critical types think! He's scored a super plum summer tour gig with REO and Benatar. He wins.

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    The tour dates are below:

    June 24 | Mohegan Sun Casino | Uncasville, CT
    June 25 | Vermont State Fairgrounds | Rutland, VT
    June 26 | Caesars Atlantic City | Atlantic City, NJ
    June 29 | The Filene Center | Vienna, VA
    July 1 | Chastain Park Amphitheater | Atlanta, GA
    July 2 | St. Augustine Amphitheater | St. Augustine, FL
    July 8 | Black Oak Mountain Amphitheater | Lampe, MO
    July 9 | Memphis Botanic Gardens | Memphis, TN
    July 10 | Verizon Wireless Amphitheater | Maryland Heights, MO
    July 11 | Straight Theatre | Kansas City, MO
    July 13 | Intrust Bank Arena | Wichita, KS
    July 15 | Harrah's Casino and Hotel | Council Bluffs, IA
    July 17 | Treasure Island Resort and Casino | Red Wing, MN
    July 18 | Charter One Pavilion | Chicago, IL

    For more information on the "Love On The Run" tour please visit: http://www.speedwagon.com.

    Who is your favorite '80s rock icon? What's your favorite Benatar song? It's gotta be "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" or "Hell is For Children" for me.

    —Amy Sciarretto
    06.03.10




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