Last year, Styx, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent toured together in what was called the Midwest Rock ‘N Roll Express and the bands just announced they are teaming up again for another round of shows this spring including their only area appearance at the IZOD Center on Friday, April 26 in East Rutherford, NJ.
The 2012 tour received rave reviews during its debut run. Rolling Stone magazine named it one of the “Ten Hottest Summer Package Tours of 2012,” and to say that everyone on the tour is excited to get back out there would be an understatement, in their own words:
“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!” --Ted Nugent
"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 TED NUGENT 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)
“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)
Showtime: 6:40pm. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Saturday, February 16 at 10:00am via Ticketmaster.
Tickets, priced at $39.50, $59.50, $79.50 /Reserved(incl. $3.50 facility fee) available at select Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com, and by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the IZOD Center Box Office beginning Tuesday, February 19. Visit IZODcenter.com.