REO Speedwagon starts Concert Series Friday

REO Speedwagon starts Concert Series Friday

REO Speedwagon starts Concert Series Friday
The Mets 2012 Concert Series presented by Duane Reade will kick off when the team returns home from its nine-game road swing through Washington, the Bronx and St. Petersburg.

There are three shows currently on the schedule for June 15, July 20 and Aug. 10, and all three concerts will begin shortly after each night's game and are free with the purchase of that game's ticket.

The 2012 Concert Series starts with REO Speedwagon on June 15, when the Mets begin a three-game series with the Reds. Formed in 1967, the band has sold an RIAA-certified 22 million albums around the world and is known for hits like "Can't Fight This Feeling," "Keep on Loving You," "Time for Me to Fly," "Roll with the Changes" and "Take it on the Run."

Multiplatinum rock band Daughtry will headline the concert series on July 20 after the Mets host the Dodgers. The five-piece band is touring with its fourth album "Break the Spell," which was certified gold in four weeks. Named for frontman Chris Daughtry, the band has recorded four No. 1 hits, four Grammy nominations and sold more than seven million albums thanks to hits like "It's Not Over," "Home," "What About Now," "Over You" and "Surprise."

Finally, American Christian rock band MercyMe will perform after the Mets-Braves game on Aug. 10. MercyMe has sold more than six million albums and recently made history as its song "I Can Only Imagine" racked up more than a million digital downloads, the first song in Christian music to do so. Its other top hits include "Here with Me," "Coming Up to Breathe" and "Hold Fast."

All acts are subject to change. In the event that a scheduled concert is canceled or postponed, there will be no ticket refunds or exchanges.

Adam Berry is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.