Styx, REO Speedwagon, Ted Nugent Announce Summer Tour

Posted by Michael Mueller on February 22, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Spring is just a month away, which means summer is just down the road, which in turn means the summer nostalgia tour season will soon be upon us. This year, late '70s and early '80s arena rockers Styx, REO Speedwagon, and Ted Nugent are among the first to team up, for he Midwest Rock 'N' Roll Express tour. Some may call it "dinosaur rock," but considering all three of these acts have been selling out arenas and amphitheaters for 30 years now, well, that's just good ol' rock 'n' roll to me!

Styx guitar tab and jam tracks
REO Speedwagon guitar tab and jam tracks
Ted Nugent guitar tab and video lessons

"I am a Midwest boy, born and raised with Midwest values," says 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."

Ted Nugent couldn't agree more. "The heart and soul of American R&B and 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."

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."

Here are the Midwest Rock 'n' Roll Express tour dates. Ted Nugent hits the stage at 7:00pm at every stop unless noted otherwise. Tickets for most stops go on sale in early March.

5/1  Hidalgo, TX
5/3  Albuquerque, NM
5/4  Tucson, AZ (No Nugent)
5/5  Las Vegas, NV
5/6  Los Angeles, CA
5/8  Denver, CO
5/10 Council Bluffs, IA
5/11 Oklahoma City, OK
5/12 Houston, TX (No Nugent)
5/13 Corpus Christi, TX
5/17 Charlotte, NC
5/19 Virginia Beach, VA
5/20 Alpharetta, GA

6/21 Kansas City, MO
6/22 St. Louis, MO
6/23 Ft. Knox, KY
6/24 Chicago, IL
6/26 Cincinnati, OH
6/28 Detroit, MI
6/29 Scranton, PA
6/30 Cleveland, OH

7/1  Atlantic City, NJ
7/3  Verona, NY
7/5  Uncasville, CT
7/6  Big Flats, NY
7/7  Gilford, NY

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