February 22, 2012 – 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.

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

Tue 5/1 Hidalgo, TX State Farm Arena 3/9
Thu 5/3 Albuquerque, NM Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents The Paviliion 3/3
*Fri 5/4 Tucson, AZ Anselmo Valencia Amphitheatre 3/10 (no Ted Nugent)
Sat 5/5 Las Vegas, NV Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino 3/3
Sun 5/6 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre TBA
Tue 5/8 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre 2/25
Thu 5/10 Council Bluffs, IA Mid America Arena 3/2
Fri 5/11 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre 3/3
*Sat 5/12 Houston, X Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 3/10 (no Ted Nugent)
Sun 5/13 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheatre 3/3
Thu 5/17 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 3/10
Sat 5/19 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live Amphitheatre 3/10
Sun 5/20 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 3/2
Thu 6/21 Kansas City, MO Starlight Amphitheatre 3/2
Fri 6/22 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 3/9
Sat 6/23 Ft. Knox, KY Godman Army Airfield 4/14
Sun 6/24 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion 3/9
Tue 6/26 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center 3/10
Thu 6/28 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre 3/3
Fri 6/29 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain 3/2
Sat 6/30 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center 3/3
Sun 7/1 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa Event Ctr 3/3
Tue 7/3 Verona, NY Turning Stone Resort Casin 3/2
Thu 7/5 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena 3/30
Fri 7/6 Big Flats, NY Summer Stage 3/1
Sat 7/7 Gilford, NY Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion 3/2



For Styx and REO Speedwagon:
Amanda Cagan
ABC Public Relations
818 990 6876

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


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