NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — VH1 Classic and Rock Band are proud to bring the Can't Stop Rockin' 2009 Tour to America, featuring REO Speedwagon, STYX and 38 Special, three of the hardest working bands in rock n roll. Can't Stop Rockin' kicks off on May13th in Albuquerque, New Mexico and will feature hit-packed sets spanning the course of these three unparalleled rock legacies. The tour is geared to give the ultimate classic rock experience at a fan friendly ticket price. Confirmed tour dates are listed below, with additional concerts to be announced shortly.
To celebrate their upcoming trek together, 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.
"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," says Tommy Shaw. "It's been nine years since the Arch Allies tour and it just seemed like the right time to team up with our friends in REO and hit the road again."
Kevin Cronin adds, "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. That spirit has brought REO and Styx together to write, record and tour together, and celebrate it all with the greatest fans in America."
Can't Stop Rockin' is dedicated to raising awareness about hunger among American school children by partnering with "Blessings in a Backpack," a non-profit organization that provides weekend meals to school children in need. Fans attending the "Can't Stop Rockin' tour will be able to help buy food for this valuable effort.
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)
–by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers