Styx, REO Speedwagon, Ted Nugent launch "Midwest Rock N' Roll Express" trek
Rock veterans Styx, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent will hit the road together for the "Midwest Rock N' Roll Express," spreading music across parts of the U.S. for nearly five weeks this spring and summer.
The trio of bands will kick off the rock excursion with a May 1 show in Hidalgo, TX, before heading westward for a handful of gigs. The 26-city trek canvases the nation, wrapping up on the East Coast with a July 7 conclusion in Gilford, NY.
Tickets for various markets are on sale now, while many become available in early March.
"I am a Midwest boy, born and raised with Midwest values," REO Speedwagon singer/guitarist Kevin Cronin stated in a press release. "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."
REO Speedwagon most recently released "Find Your Own Way Home," a 2007 album which marks the band's 15th studio effort.
Styx unveiled an EP, "Regeneration: Volume 1," in 2010. The collection consists of re-recorded hits like "Lorelei" and "Come Sail Away," as well as the new single "Difference in the World."
Ted Nugent's latest studio set, "Love Grenade," hit retailers in 2007 and peaked at No. 22 on The Billboard 200. The musician/activist most recently revealed a live collection entitled "Motor City Mayhem" in 2009.
1 - Hidalgo, TX - State Farm Arena
3 - Albuquerque, NM - Hard Rock Casino
4 - Tucson, AZ - Anselmo Valencia Amphitheatre (Styx & REO Speedwagon only)
5 - Las Vegas, NV - Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
6 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
8 - Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
10 - Council Bluffs, IA - Mid America Arena
11 - Oklahoma City, OK - Zoo Amphitheatre
12 - The Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (Styx & REO Speedwagon only)
13 - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Amphitheatre
17 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
19 - Virgina Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live Amphitheatre
20 - Alpharetta, GA - Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre
21 - Kansas City, MO - Starlight Amphitheatre
22 - St. Louis, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
23 - Fort Knox, KY - Godman Army Airfield
24 - Chicago, IL - Charter One Pavilion
26 - Cincinatti, OH - Riverbend Music Center
28 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
29 - Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
30 - Cleveland, OH - Blossom Music Center
1 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa Event Center
3 - Verona, NY - Turning Stone Resort Casino
5 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
6 - Big Flats, NY - Summer Stage
7 - Gilford, NY - Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion