REO, Styx, Loudman On Tour Together
The Barack Obama-approved REO Speedwagon, together with Styx and Ted Nugent, will head out on a three-pronged US tour in May.
Dubbed The Midwest Rock’N'Roll Express, the 30-date tour kicks off on May 1 in Hidalgo, Texas and finishes on July 7 in Gilford, New Hampshire.
Styx guitarist James ‘JY’ Young said:
“Forget all those TV shows with glee clubs singing rock songs. It’s time for mega-platinum Illinois bands Styx and REO Speedwagon in a battle to the end of the Mayan Calendar with the Motor City Madman!”
Will this tantalising triple-threat mash-up ever reach the UK? Don’t hold your breath…
Interestingly, it appears that the US President is a bit of an REO fan. The band’s classic Roll With The Changes appears on Barack Obama’s 28-track current Spotify playlist. Wonder if he’ll be trying to get on the guestlist for any of the Midwest Rock’N'Roll Express gigs?