Styx, REO Speedwagon + Ted Nugent ‘Midwest Rock ‘N Roll Express’ – Exclusive Photo Gallery
When Styx, Reo Speedwagon, and Ted Nugent announced that they were teaming up this summer for the ‘Midwest Rock ‘N Roll Express’ tour, the classic rock gods had to have smiled down from above knowing they had crafted the perfect trifecta.
Ted Nugent kicks off the show with the loudest set of the night, and that was definitely by design. With the crowd loving every minute of ‘Wango Tango,’ ‘Free-For-All’ and ‘Cat Scratch Fever,’ the Motor City Madman showed that he’s still got plenty of fuel in his tank.
With Styx and Reo Speedwagon providing the soundtrack to much of the ’70s and ’80s it’s a night chock full of number one hits, power ballads, and lots of crowd participation … including a sea of lighters waving to and fro … and yes, we do mean lighters, not cell phones.
While there is no question that the tour is channeling the nostalgia of the past, it’s also a testament to the power of good songwriting. Great songs never go out of style and Reo Speedwagon and Styx crafted memorable tunes that stand the test of time, even decades later.
Check out our exclusive photos from the Uncasville, Conn. show at Mohegan Sun Arena below and read our in-depth review of the tour’s recent Ohio stop here.