STYX, REO SPEEDWAGON And TED NUGENT Midwest Rock ‘N Roll Express Show In Raleigh, NC Cancelled

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Posted on Saturday, March 02, 2013 at 03:21:33 EST

According to veteran rockers STYX, the upcoming show with REO SPEEDWAGON and TED NUGENT scheduled for the Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion in Raleigh, NC on Saturday, April 27th has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict. Automatic refunds went into effect on February 28th.

Last year’s debut of The Midwest Rock ‘n Roll Express tour was such a huge success that rock’s finest from the Midwest - Styx, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nudent - are teaming up again for another round of shows, starting April 18th in Grand Forks, ND at Ralph Engelstad Arena. The trek concludes May 19th in Burgettstown, PA at First Niagara Pavilion.

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

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 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)

“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

Tour dates (closer listed after venue):

18 - Grand Forks, ND - Ralph Engelstad Arena - Styx
19 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center - REO Speedwagon
20 - Moline, IL - iWireless Center - Styx
21 - Toledo, OH - Huntington Center - Ted/Styx/REO
23 - Springfield, MA - MassMutual Center - Styx
24 - Glens Falls, NY - Glens Falls Civic Center - REO Speedwagon
26 - East Rutherford, NJ - IZOD Center - Styx
28 - Roanoke, VA - Roanoke Civic Center - REO Speedwagon

1 - Estero, FL - Germain Arena - REO Speedwagon
3 - St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheatre - Styx
4 - TBA
5 - Atlanta, GA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - Styx
7 - TBA
8 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center - REO Speedwagon
10 - Kansas City, KS - Starlight Theatre - Styx
11 - Lincoln, NE - Pinewood Bowl Theater - REO Speedwagon
14 - Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena - Ted/REO/Styx
15 - Evansville, IN - Ford Center - REO Speedwagon
17 - Green Bay, WI - Resch Center - REO Speedwagon
18 - St. Louis, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - REO Speedwagon
19 - Burgettstown, PA - First Niagara Pavilion - Styx