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Rock N Roll ExpressLast year’s debut of “The Midwest Rock ‘n Roll Express” tour, recognized by Rolling Stone as one of the “Ten Hottest Summer Package Tours of 2012,” was such a huge success that Rock’s finest from the Midwest— , and —are teaming up 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.

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To say that everyone on the tour 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, 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 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!”  –

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.

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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