STYX, REO SPEEDWAGON And TED NUGENT To Join Forces For 'The Midwest Rock 'N' Roll Express' Tour

February 22, 2012

Over 80 million albums sold worldwide. 12 Top 10 smash hit singles. Thousands of concerts performed. The time has come for the ultimate convergence of rock's finest from the Midwest. REO SPEEDWAGON, STYX and TED NUGENT will join forces for "The Midwest Rock 'N' Roll Express" 30-date U.S. tour. Rolling out May 1 in Hidalgo, Texas, tickets for various cities will go on sale starting February 22.

"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 7:00 p.m. at every stop unless noted otherwise.

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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