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Rock N Roll ExpressLast year’s debut of “The Midwest Rock ‘n Roll Express” tour, recognized by as of the “ Hottest Summer Package Tours of 2012,” was such a huge success that ’s finest from the Midwest— REO Speedwagon, and —are teaming again for another round of shows starting April 18 in Grand Forks, ND at Ralph Engelstad Arena.  The trek concludes May 19 in Burgettstown, PA at First Niagara Pavilion.

and will be offering direct-to-fan access to the best seats in the house via their own exclusive fan club pre-sales.  Visit to join the Lounge for access to exclusive content, ticket pre-sales and VIP packages, and visit for information about REO Speedwagon’s ticket pre-sales.

To say that everyone on the is excited to get back out there would be an understatement, in their own words:

“Due to the overwhelming success of last year’s tour, going to once again wind the 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 everybody!   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 this ‘Midwest Rock ‘n Roll Express’ thing and do it again.  Time to strap on our six strings, pack the trucks and buses, get together with our best 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 roots, touching ballads you know in your bones, and that’s just my brother I’m talking about!  Wait until 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 the ultimate player’s dream, with the ultimate grinding band, performing the most intense fun songs in the world to the most enthusiastic audiences alive, every and every concert is an indescribable celebration. and REO deserve me. Here we come again baby, like dogs in heat!”  –

Check out “The Midwest Rock ‘n Roll Express” at any of the following stops.  hits at 7:00pm at every stop unless noted otherwise.

DATE               CITY                             VENUE                                     CLOSER
Thu /18            Grand Forks, ND           Ralph Engelstad Arena             
Fri /19             Minneapolis, MN           Center                           
Sat /20            Moline, IL                      iWireless Center                       
Sun /21           Toledo, OH                   Huntington Center                      Ted//REO
Tue /23            Springfield, MA             MassMutual Center                   
Wed /24          Glens Falls, NY             Glens Falls Civic Center            
Fri /26             East Rutherford, NJ       IZOD Center                             
Sat /27            Raleigh, NC                   Walnut Creek Amphitheatre       
Sun /28           Roanoke, VA                Roanoke Civic Center               
Wed 5/1            Estero, FL                     Germain Arena                         
Fri 5/3               St. Augustine, FL          St. Augustine Amphitheatre       
Sat 5/4              TBA                              TBA
Sun 5/5             Atlanta, GA                   Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre  
Tue 5/7             TBA                              TBA
Wed 5/8            Tulsa, OK                      BOK Center                              
Fri 5/10             City, KS            Starlight Theatre                       
Sat 5/11            Lincoln, NE                   Pinewood Bowl Theater            
Tue 5/14            Grand Rapids, MI          Van Andel Arena                       Ted/REO/
Wed 5/15          Evansville, IN                Ford Center                              
Fri 5/17             Green Bay, WI               Resch Center                           
Sat 5/18            St. Louis, MO                Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre  
Sun 5/19           Burgettstown, PA          First Niagara Pavilion           

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