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REO Speedwagon, Styx & Ted Nugent Announce New “The Midwest Rock ‘n Roll Express” Tour Dates

February 11, 2013 by  
Filed under Daily Music News, Tour Dates & News

2010MaryOuelletteBestOf57If you missed out last year when Styx, Reo Speedwagon and Ted Nugent teamed up for “The Midwest Rock ‘n Roll Express” tour, never fear – the trio are back with a new leg of dates.

The new round of shows kick off April 18 in Grand Forks, ND at Ralph Engelstad Arena.  The trek concludes May 19 in Burgettstown, PA at First Niagara Pavilion. Check out all the dates below and check out some quotes from the three acts:

“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

Tour Dates:

DATE               CITY                             VENUE                                     CLOSER
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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