STYX, REO SPEEDWAGON AND TED NUGENT BEGIN "THE MIDWEST ROCK `N ROLL EXPRESS" TOUR ON MAY 1ST

STYX, REO Speedwagon, and Ted Nugent
STYX, REO Speedwagon, and Ted Nugent
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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, TX, tickets for various cities will go on sale starting February 22: http://www.livenation.com/Styx-tickets/artist/736216?tm_link=edp_Artist_Name

“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 stops below.  Ted Nugent hits the stage at 7:00pm at every stop unless otherwise specified.

DATE                     CITY                                       VENUE                                                                                 

Tue 5/1                  Hidalgo, TX                           State Farm Arena

Thu 5/3                  Albuquerque, NM                   Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents The Pavilion

* Fri 5/4                  Tucson, AZ                          Anselmo Valencia Amphitheatre (No Ted Nugent)

Sat 5/5                   Las Vegas, NV                       Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Sun 5/6                  Los Angeles, CA                    Greek Theatre

Tue 5/8                  Denver, CO                          Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Thu 5/10                Council Bluffs, IA                   Mid America Arena

Fri 5/11                  Oklahoma City, OK               Zoo Amphitheatre              

* Sat 5/12              Houston, TX                        Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (no Ted Nugent)

Sun 5/13                Corpus Christi, TX                 Concrete Street Amphitheatre

Tue 5/15                Springfield, MO                     O’Reilly Family Events Center

Thu 5/17                Charlotte, NC                       Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Sat 5/19                 Virginia Beach, VA                 Farm Bureau Live Amphitheatre

Sun 5/20                Alpharetta, GA                      Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Tue 6/19                Park City, KS                       Hartman Arena

Thu 6/21                Kansas City, MO                   Starlight Amphitheatre

Fri 6/22                  St. Louis, MO                        Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Sat 6/23                 Ft. Knox, KY                        Godman Army Airfield

Sun 6/24                Chicago, IL                           Charter One Pavilion

Tue 6/26                Cincinnati, OH                       Riverbend Music Center

Thu 6/28                Detroit, MI                            DTE Energy Music Theatre

Fri 6/29                  Bethlehem, PA                      Sands Bethlehem Event Center (No REO Speedwagon)

Sat 6/30                Cleveland, OH                      Blossom Music Center

Sun 7/1                 Atlantic City, NJ                    Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa Event Ctr

Tue 7/3                 Verona, NY                           Turning Stone Resort Casino

Thu 7/5                 Uncasville, CT                       Mohegan Sun Arena

Fri 7/6                   Big Flats, NY                        Summer Stage

Sat 7/7                  Gilford, NY                            Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion             

Sun 7/8                  Bangor, ME                           Waterfront Pavilion

 

ABOUT REO SPEEDWAGON

REO Speedwagon is comprised of Kevin Cronin, lead singer and principle songwriter; bass player Bruce Hall; Neal Doughty, keyboard player and founding member; lead guitarist Dave Amato, and drummer Bryan Hitt. Since the release of their first record in 1971, the band has produced 17 critically acclaimed albums including the monumental 10 million seller, Hi Infidelity, had scored 13 Top 40 singles, including the Number One hits "Can't Fight This Feeling" and "Keep On Loving You," timeless classics including "Roll With The Changes", "Ridin' The Storm Out", "Take It On The Run", "Time For Me To Fly" and "Keep Pushin." REO Speedwagon has sold more than 40 million albums to date. For more information about REO Speedwagon, their newest album, and the current tour, please visit www.REOSpeedwagon.com.

ABOUT LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT:
Live Nation Entertainment ((NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment and eCommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network.  Ticketmaster.com is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world’s top five eCommerce sites, with over 26 million monthly unique visitors.  Live Nation Concerts produces over 20,000 shows annually for more than 2,000 artists globally.  Front Line is the world’s top artist management company, representing over 250 artists.  These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling over 800 advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors.  

CONTACTS
For Styx and REO Speedwagon:
Amanda Cagan
ABC Public Relations
818 990 6876
Amanda@abc-pr.com 

For Ted Nugent:
Linda Peterson
517 750 9060, ext. 13
Linda@tednugent.com