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“THE MIDWEST ROCK ‘N ROLL EXPRESS” TOUR IN ASSOCIATION
WITH STYX’S AND REO SPEEDWAGON’S CHARITY ORGANIZATION,
ROCK TO THE RESCUE,
DONATES PROCEEDS FROM UPCOMING SHOWS
TO VICTIMS OF THE BOSTON MARATHON BOMBINGS
April 22, 2013 – At every stop along the “The Midwest Rock ‘N Roll Express” tour with STYX, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent, which kicked off in Grand Forks, ND last week at the Ralph Engelstad Arena, STYX’s Rock to the Rescue charity organization will be giving away a guitar signed by all three acts as part of a silent raffle. 75% of the proceeds will be donated to a local charity in Boston to help victims of the recent explosions. The remaining 25% will be given to local charities in the respective tour market.
“Like all Americans, we have watched the events in Boston and wondered what we could we do to help. We know the fans of all three bands will once again rise with us to help our friends in Boston. We Are Boston!” – STYX
“We feel such sadness for those innocent people in Boston who have suffered so much and are still suffering now. We think of those victims of senseless violence as we sign the guitar which is to be donated on their behalf each night. In our small way, we do what we do.” – REO Speedwagon
“The Nugent band and family are surrounded by Americans who care deeply about each other and are dedicated to give all we got in times of need. We again face a tragedy that we can all help with, and are proud of this charitable heart and soul effort.” – Ted Nugent
97.1 The River presents Styx and REO Speedwagon with Ted Nugent on Sunday, May 5, 2013. Last 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– REO Speedwagon, Styx and Ted Nugent–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.
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 StyxWorld.com to join the Styx Lounge for access to exclusive content, ticket pre-sales and VIP packages, and visit www.facebook.com/reospeedwagon 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 rotts, heart touching ballands 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).