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 13 Albuquerque, NM Sandia Casino Amphitheater
May 15 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre
May 16 Las Vegas, NV Thomas & Mack Center
May 17 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
May 21 Ontario, CA Citizens Business Bank Arena
May 22 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre @ LA Live
May 23 Kelseyville, CA Konocti Harbor Resort & Spa – Amphitheatre
May 24 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
May 27 Kent, WA ShoWare Center
May 30 Sandy, UT Rio Tinto Stadium
May 31 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 4 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
June 5 Thackerville, OK Winstar World Casino
June 6 Oklahoma City, OK Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre
June 7 The Woodlands, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
June 16 Boca Raton, FL Sunset Cove Amphitheatre
June 18 Orange Beach, AL Amphitheater at The Wharf
June 20 Roanoke Rapids, NC Carolina Crossroads
June 21 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at Encore Park
June 26 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata
June 27 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion
June 28 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
July 2 Verona, NY Turning Stone Resort & Casino
July 3 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
July 4 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 9 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 10 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion @ Northerly Island
July 11 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater