Ted Nugent, Styx And REO Speedwagon Launch ‘The Midwest Rock ‘N Roll Express’ Tour

Ted Nugent, Styx And REO Speedwagon Launch ‘The Midwest Rock ‘N Roll Express’ Tour

February 24, 2012

Ted Nugent, Styx And REO Speedwagon Launch 'The Midwest Rock 'N Roll Express' TourOver 80 million albums sold worldwide, twelve Top 10 smash hit singles, and thousands of concerts performed, the time has come for the ultimate convergence of rock’s finest from the Midwest. Ted Nugent, REO Speedwagon, and Styx will join forces for ‘The Midwest Rock ‘N Roll Express’ 30-date US tour.

“Forget all those TV shows with glee clubs singing rock songs,” exclaims Styx guitarist/singer James “JY” Young. “It’s time for mega-platinum Illinois bands Styx and REO Speedwagon in a battle to the end of the Mayan calendar with the Motor City Madman!”

“I am a Midwest boy, born and raised with Midwest values,” continues REO Speedwagon singer/guitarist Kevin Cronin. “In the Midwest we work hard, play hard, and rock hard. I am proud to join my brothers in Styx and Ted Nugent to celebrate Midwest rock ‘n roll and represent the greatest rock fans in the world. I am ready to climb aboard the ‘Midwest Rock ‘N Roll Express!’ Rock On baby!”

As Styx singer/guitarist Tommy Shaw proclaims, “It’s gonna be a Twang Fest of screaming guitars and big, sing-along choruses that continue to be the soundtrack for the misbehavior of our collective fan base. In other words, a real good time.”

Ted Nugent couldn’t agree more. “The heart and soul of American R&B&R&R has always gushed forth from the heartland of America. REO, Styx and The Nuge have always celebrated the power of our special music and on the mighty ‘Midwest Rock ‘N Roll Express,’ the energy, attitude and spirit is more intense than ever. This is the soundtrack for the hardcore.”

‘The Midwest Rock ‘N Roll Express’ tour dates:
May 01 Hidalgo, TX – State Farm Arena
May 03 Albuquerque, NM – Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque
May 05 Las Vegas, NV – Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
May 06 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
May 08 Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
May 10 Council Bluffs, IA – Mid America Arena
May 11 Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheatre
May 13 Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheater
May 17 Charlotte, NC – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
May 19 Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live Amphitheatre
May 20 Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
June 21 Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
June 22 St. Louis, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
June 23 Ft. Knox, KY – Godman Army Airfield
June 24 Chicago, IL – Charter One Pavilion
June 26 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
June 28 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 29 Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion At Montage Mountain
June 30 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
July 01 Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa Event Center
July 03 Verona, NY – Turning Stone Resort Casino
July 05 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
July 06 Big Flats, NY – Summer Stage
July 07 Gilford, NH – Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavillion

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