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What to do in Oklahoma on May 8, 2013: Catch "The Midwest Rock 'n' Roll Express Tour" with Styx, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent at Tulsa's BOK Center (with video)

by Brandy McDonnell Published: May 8, 2013
From left, musicians James "J.Y." Young, Tommy Shaw, Chuck Panozzo and Ricky Phillips of the band Styx, perform at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival artist party at The Hard Rock Cafe New York on Thursday, April 11, 2013 in New York City, New York. (AP)
From left, musicians James "J.Y." Young, Tommy Shaw, Chuck Panozzo and Ricky Phillips of the band Styx, perform at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival artist party at The Hard Rock Cafe New York on Thursday, April 11, 2013 in New York City, New York. (AP)

Rock and Roll Express 2013 Tour with REO Speedwagon, Styx & Ted Nugent Tulsa, OK

Today’s featured event:

TULSA – Catch “The Midwest Rock ‘n Roll Express” tour, featuring Styx, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent, at 7 tonight at the BOK Center, 200 S Denver. Doors open at 6 p.m.

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 —Styx, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent— are teaming up again for another round of shows.

Here’s what the participants say in a news release about reuniting:

“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

For more information, go to www.bokcenter.com.

For more events, go to www.wimgo.com.

-BAM

by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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