Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Styx, REO Speedwagon & Ted Nugent announce tour

Styx, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent have joined forces for a 30-date tour package called “The Midwest Rock ‘N’ Roll Express.”

The three have combined worldwide sales of more than 80 million albums, 12 Top 10 smash hit singles and thousands of concerts performed.

The “Express” fires up May 1 in Hidalgo, Texas.

"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,” says Styx guitarist Tommy Shaw. “In other words, a real good time."

"I am a Midwest boy, born and raised with Midwest values," adds 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!"

"The heart and soul of American R&B&R&R has always gushed forth from the heartland of America,” says Nugent. 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."

Dates for "The Midwest Rock 'N' Roll Express" are listed below.

Ted Nugent hits the stage at 7:00 p.m. at every stop unless noted otherwise.

“The Midwest Rock ‘N’ Roll Express”
Styx, REO Speedwagon & Ted Nugent

May 01 - Hidalgo, TX - State Farm Arena
May 03 - Albuquerque, NM - Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents The Pavilion
May 04 - Tucson, AZ - Anselmo Valencia Amphitheatre (no Ted Nugent)
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 12 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (no Ted Nugent)
May 13 - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Amphitheatre
May 17 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
May 19 - Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live Amphitheatre
May 20 - Alpharetta, GA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Jun 21 - Kansas City, MO - Starlight Amphitheatre
Jun 22 - St. Louis, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Jun 23 - Ft. Knox, KY - Godman Army Airfield
Jun 24 - Chicago, IL - Charter One Pavilion
Jun 26 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
Jun 28 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
Jun 29 - Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Jun 30 - Cleveland, OH - Blossom Music Center
Jul 01 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa Event Ctr
Jul 03 - Verona, NY - Turning Stone Resort Casino
Jul 05 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
Jul 06 - Big Flats, NY - Summer Stage
Jul 07 - Gilford, NY - Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion

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