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Ted Nugent, Styx, REO Speedwagon Announce US Tour

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on February 24, 2012

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Three giants of rock from the late-70’s and early-80’s are joining forces for an early summer tour. Styx, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent will take their Midwest Rock ‘N Roll Express on the road starting May 1 in Hidalgo, TX and finish up July 7 in Gilford, NY.

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Ted Nugent said in a press release “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.”

“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.”

The tour dates:
05/01 – Hidalgo, TX – State Farm Arena
05/03 – Albuquerque, NM – Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents The Pavilion
05/04 – Tucson, AZ – Anselmo Valencia Amphitheatre (no Ted Nugent)
05/05 – Las Vegas, NV – Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
05/06 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
05/08 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
05/10 – Council Bluffs, IA – Mid America Arena
05/11 – Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheatre
05/12 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (no Ted Nugent)
05/13 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheatre
05/17 – Charlotte, NC – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
05/19 – Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live Amphitheatre
05/20 – Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
06/21 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Amphitheatre
06/22 – St. Louis, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
06/23 – Ft. Knox, KY – Godman Army Airfield
06/24 – Chicago, IL – Charter One Pavilion
06/26 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
06/28 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
06/29 – Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
06/30 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
07/01 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa Event Center
07/03 – Verona, NY – Turning Stone Resort Casino
07/05 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
07/06 – Big Flats, NY – Summer Stage
07/07 – Gilford, NY – Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion

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