JOLIET, IL – Now that it’s 2018, the Rialto Square Theatre’s first round of shows to kick off the new year will be bringing thousands of people to downtown Joliet beginning next weekend. The Rialto will be plenty busy on Friday and Saturday nights as Joliet welcomes five-time Emmy award-winning comedian Dennis Miller followed by REO Speedwagon.

As of Thursday, more than 1,100 tickets were already sold for Miller’s performance while the REO Speedwagon show has been sold out for weeks now, according to Rialto director of development and marketing Jack Ericksen. Both of next weekend’s shows are at 8 p.m. Ericksen said the Rialto expects there will be a large number of walk-up sales for the Dennis Miller event.

He said there are still some good seats available for next Friday’s appearance by the former Weekend Update star on Saturday Night Live. The Rialto’s corporate sponsor for the show is Northern Insurance Services.

The REO Speedwagon show is sponsored by Country Financial. “When we heard they were touring, we felt fortunate to get them,” Ericksen said of REO Speedwagon.

Meanwhile, ticket sales have been steady for the Rialto’s two biggest shows planned for early February, Hairball on February 3 and 3 Doors Down on February 10, Ericksen said. More than 800 tickets have already sold for Hairball, which is reasonably priced compared to most of the Rialto’s acts. Read more from patch.com…

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