Styx, REO Speedwagon & Ted Nugent join forces

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Styx, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent are joining forces this summer for a collaborative tour subbed “The Midwest Rock ‘n Roll Express”. The two Illinois bands and the Motor City Madman will make one stop in New England with a show scheduled to take place at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut on Thursday, July 5. Tickets for the show are now on sale through Ticketmaster for $40.

“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,” declared Styx singer/guitarist Tommy Shaw in a press release. “In other words, a real good time.”

“I am a Midwest boy, born and raised with Midwest values,” added 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.”

Styx’s most recent release was 2010’s Regeneration: Volume 1, a EP comprised of re-recordings of classic Styx songs, as well as one new track. REO Speedwagon last offering of all new material was 2007’s Find Your Own Way Home, while Nugent’s last studio release also came in 2007 with Love Grenade.

Together, the trio have sold over 80 million albums worldwide and charted twelve Top 10 singles.

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