The Midwest Rock n’ Roll Express Tour with Styx, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent rolls into its second consecutive year as it gets underway Thursday night in Grand Forks, North Dakota. REO singer Kevin Cronin says seeing these three acts together is probably best because they all push each other. Besides, he adds that, “If you don’t rock hard every night with Ted he may be waiting in ambush downstairs after the show. I don’t mess around when we’re playing with Nugent.” While Styx and REO will flip-flop on who headlines most nights, Nugent will be the opener, so get there early.

Following the opening night in Grand Forks, the tour heads to Minneapolis on Friday, Moline, Illinois on Saturday and Toledo,Ohio on Sunday. It runs trough May 19th in suburban Pittsburgh.