REO Speedwagon, STYX and Ted Nugent are teaming up for The Midwest Rock 'n Roll Express" tour.
The 30-date North American tour will kick off on May 1st in Hidalgo, TX and will conclude on July 7th in Gilford, NY.
"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."
Check out "The Midwest Rock 'n Roll Express" at any of the following stops. Ted Nugent hits the stage at 7:00pm at every stop unless noted otherwise.
DATE CITY VENUE ON-SALE
Tue 5/1 Hidalgo, TX State Farm Arena
Thu 5/3 Albuquerque, NM Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents The Pavilion
* Fri 5/4 Tucson, AZ Anselmo Valencia Amphitheatre (no Ted Nugent)
Sat 5/5 Las Vegas, NV Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Sun 5/6 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
Tue 5/8 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Thu 5/10 Council Bluffs, IA Mid America Arena
Fri 5/11 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre
* Sat 5/12 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (no Ted Nugent)
Sun 5/13 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheatre
Thu 5/17 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sat 5/19 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live Amphitheatre
Sun 5/20 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Thu 6/21 Kansas City, MO Starlight Amphitheatre
Fri 6/22 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sat 6/23 Ft. Knox, KY Godman Army Airfield 4/14
Sun 6/24 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion
Tue 6/26 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Thu 6/28 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Fri 6/29 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Sat 6/30 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
Sun 7/1 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa Event Ctr
Tue 7/3 Verona, NY Turning Stone Resort Casino
Thu 7/5 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena 0
Fri 7/6 Big Flats, NY Summer Stage 3/1
Sat 7/7 Gilford, NY Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion