REO Speedwagon, Styx and Ted Nugent Launching Spring Tour

02/12/2013
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REO Speedwagon, Styx and Ted Nugent are teaming up once again to launch another installment of their Midwest Rock 'n Roll Express Tour.

The tour is set to kick off on April 18th in Grand Forks, ND and will wrap up on May 19 in Burgettstown, PA.

The bands sent out these comments from members about the tour, "Due to the overwhelming success of last year's tour, we are going to once again wind up the juggernaut of megatainment. Styx, REO and the Motor City Madman: there aren't enough expletives in my vocabulary to explain how great this is…but I'll try. This is going to be *$@&#@*&@# awesome!" – James "JY" Young, Styx (guitars, vocals)

"Yo, wake up everybody! Winter is over, the snow is melting, the sun is coming out--it's time for the second annual REO, Styx, Nugent springtime extravaganza. We had so much fun in 2012 we all decided to fire this 'Midwest Rock 'n Roll Express' thing up and do it again. Time to strap on our six strings, pack up the trucks and tour buses, get together with our best rock buddies and go out to have some big fun. See y'all soon." – Kevin Cronin, REO Speedwagon (vocals, guitars, keyboards)

"Blazing vocal melodies and guitars, soaring arrangements steeped in Progressive Rock roots, heart touching ballads you know in your bones, and that's just my Damn Yankees brother Ted Nugent I'm talking about! Wait until Styx and REO take the stage! You might need to take the next day off after riding this glorious train!" -- Tommy Shaw, Styx (vocals, guitars)

"When you live the ultimate American guitar player's dream, with the ultimate grinding band, performing the most intense fun songs in the world to the most enthusiastic audiences alive, every tour and every concert is an indescribable celebration. Styx and REO deserve me. Here we come again baby, like dogs in heat!" --Ted Nugent

Here are the dates, the closer for each show is also listed:

Thu 4/18 Grand Forks, ND Ralph Engelstad Arena Styx
Fri 4/19 Minneapolis, MN Target Center REO Speedwagon
Sat 4/20 Moline, IL iWireless Center Styx
Sun 4/21 Toledo, OH Huntington Center Ted/Styx/REO
Tue 4/23 Springfield, MA MassMutual Center Styx
Wed 4/24 Glens Falls, NY Glens Falls Civic Center REO Speedwagon
Fri 4/26 East Rutherford, NJ IZOD Center Styx
Sat 4/27 Raleigh, NC Walnut Creek Amphitheatre Styx
Sun 4/28 Roanoke, VA Roanoke Civic Center REO Speedwagon
Wed 5/1 Estero, FL Germain Arena REO Speedwagon
Fri 5/3 St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheatre Styx
Sat 5/4 TBA TBA
Sun 5/5 Atlanta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Styx
Tue 5/7 TBA TBA
Wed 5/8 Tulsa, OK BOK Center REO Speedwagon
Fri 5/10 Kansas City, KS Starlight Theatre Styx
Sat 5/11 Lincoln, NE Pinewood Bowl Theater REO Speedwagon
Tue 5/14 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena Ted/REO/Styx
Wed 5/15 Evansville, IN Ford Center REO Speedwagon
Fri 5/17 Green Bay, WI Resch Center REO Speedwagon
Sat 5/18 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre REO Speedwagon
Sun 5/19 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion Styx

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