Classic rock fans will have an opportunity to tap into a recession-relieving concert with the 2009 Can't Stop Rockin' tour, featuring REO Speedwagon, Styx and 38 Special. Ticket prices will be available for as low as $13.50 in most markets.
Presented by VH! Classic and Rock Band, the tour begins May 13 in Albuquerque, N.M. In acknowledgement of the tour, Styx and REO Speedwagon teamed up to record a new single, “Can’t Stop Rockin’,” co-written by REO Speedwagon’s Kevin Cronin and Styx’s Tommy Shaw. “Can’t Stop Rockin’” makes its radio debut in March and will be available for download.
In a prepared statement, Shaw called the tour a 'rock 'n roll stimulus package." REO and Styx toured together nine years ago on the Arch Allies tour. Tickets will be on sale through a variety of outlets, including Ticketmaster, tickets.com and livenation.com, depending on the date. American Express early onsales opportunities will be available for most tour dates.
The tour has also teamed up with I Love All Access, a division of Front Line Management, to offer a variety of VIP ticket packages. REO are managed by Front Line, Styx by Alliance Artists, and 38 by Vector Management. All three acts are booked by Creative Artists Agency.
CAN’T STOP ROCKIN’ Tour Dates:
May 13: Albuquerque, NM (Sandia Casino Amphitheatre)
May 15: Phoenix, AZ (Dodge Theatre)
May 16: Las Vegas, NV (Thomas and Mack Center)
May 17: Fresno, CA (Save Mart Center)
May 21: Ontario, CA (Citizens Business Bank Arena)
May 22: Los Angeles, CA (NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE)
May 23: Kelseyville, CA (Konocti Harbor Amphitheatre)
May 24: Mountain View, CA (Shoreline Amphitheatre)
May 27: Seattle, WA (ShoWare Arena)
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 Casino)
June 6: Oklahoma City, OK (Zoo Amphitheatre)
June 7: Woodlands, TX (Woodlands Pavilion)
June 16: Boca Raton, FL (Sunset Cove Amphitheatre)
June 18: Orange Beach, FL (The Amphitheatre @ The Wharf)
June 20: Roanoke Rapids, NC (Carolina Crossroads Amphitheatre)
June 21: Atlanta, GA (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
June 23: Columbia, MD (Merriweather Post Pavillion)
June 26: Atlantic City, NJ (The Borgata)
June 27: Gilford, NH (Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion)
June 28: Mansfield, MA (Comcast Center)
July 1: Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun)
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 At Northerly Island)
July 11: St Louis, MO (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
Additional dates and ticket on-sale information will be announced shortly.