Veteran rock groups Styx and REO Speedwagon have announced plans to join forces this summer for a co-headlining tour of the U.S. Southern rock...

Veteran rock groups Styx and REO Speedwagon have announced plans to join forces this summer for a co-headlining tour of the U.S. Southern rock band 38 Special will be along for the ride as the bands hit nearly 30 amphitheaters across the nation.

The Can’t Stop Rockin’ tour launches May 13 at Sandia Casino Amphitheater in Albuquerque, NM, and currently has shows booked through July 11 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis, MO. Other stops include a May 22 show at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, a May 31 performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO, a June 26 concert at the Borgata in Atlantic City, NJ, and a July 10 event at Charter One Pavilion in Chicago, IL. More dates are expected to be announced.

Public onsale dates for the tour are staggered over the next few weeks, starting with a February 27 onsale for the bands’ June 28 show at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA. Most markets on the tour will offer fan friendly ticket prices with face values starting as low as $13.50.

“The world is going through a weird phase, and everybody needs music now more than ever. We all need to join our friends, pool our resources, combine our energies, because there is power in people coming together,” said REO Speedwagon frontman Kevin Cronin in a statement. “That spirit has brought REO and Styx together to write, record and tour together, and celebrate it all with the greatest fans in America.”

Styx guitarist Tommy Shaw added, “Both bands have always tried to keep our ticket prices low so that none of our fans get left out. It’s our own personal Rock ‘n’ Roll Stimulus package.”

In addition to Styx and REO’s spring 2008 trek with Def Leppard, the bands performed together nine years ago on the Arch Allies tour. The two bands recently worked together to record a new single “Can’t Stop Rockin’,” which is scheduled for a radio debut in March.


Styx / REO Speedwagon / 38 Special itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

May 13Albuquerque, NMSandia Casino Amphitheater
May 15Phoenix, AZDodge Theatre
May 16Las Vegas, NVThomas & Mack Center
May 17Fresno, CASave Mart Center
May 21Ontario, CACitizens Business Bank Arena
May 22Los Angeles, CANokia Theatre @ LA Live
May 23Kelseyville, CAKonocti Harbor Resort & Spa – Amphitheatre
May 24Mountain View, CAShoreline Amphitheatre
May 27Kent, WAShoWare Center
May 30Sandy, UTRio Tinto Stadium
May 31Morrison, CORed Rocks Amphitheatre
June 4Kansas City, MOStarlight Theatre
June 5Thackerville, OKWinstar World Casino
June 6Oklahoma City, OKOklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre
June 7The Woodlands, TXThe Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
June 16Boca Raton, FLSunset Cove Amphitheatre
June 18Orange Beach, ALAmphitheater at The Wharf
June 20Roanoke Rapids, NCCarolina Crossroads
June 21Alpharetta, GAVerizon Wireless Amphitheater at Encore Park
June 26Atlantic City, NJBorgata
June 27Gilford, NHMeadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion
June 28Mansfield, MAComcast Center
July 2Verona, NYTurning Stone Resort & Casino
July 3Scranton, PAToyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
July 4Saratoga Springs, NYSaratoga Performing Arts Center
July 9Clarkston, MIDTE Energy Music Theatre
July 10Chicago, ILCharter One Pavilion @ Northerly Island
July 11St. Louis, MOVerizon Wireless Amphitheater