Ted Nugent Joins Styx On Stage For Damn Yankees Classic (Video)

Styx and Ted NugentSpecial one-time-only surprises usually happen at the end of a long tour.  The final stop in Bangor, ME last Sunday, July 8 of “The Midwest Rock ‘n Roll Express” with STYX, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent was no exception.   During STYX’s set, lucky fans at that final stop got what they were hoping for when Ted Nugent joined the band for a special performance of the Damn Yankees classic “Coming Of Age.” Only one fan video has surfaced on YouTube from a 45 year old going by the name sbillings66. Check out the lone clip below.

As STYX’s Tommy Shaw declared, “Working with Brother Ted has been a real treat.  Joining fellow Nugent alumni Dave Amato (REO Speedwagon guitarist) in the wings on a regular basis to watch Ted, Derek (St. Homes), Greg (Smith) and Mick (Brown) craft the perfect set for our collective audience.  Night after night, it has been inspirational.  Then, to finish the tour with Ted joining STYX on stage for a killer performance of ‘Coming of Age’ caught me off-guard how powerful it was.  I swear Nugent was levitating.  Damn Yankee brothers forever.”

“The Midwest Rock ‘n Roll Express” began May 1 in Hidalgo, Texas and quickly became one of Pollstar’s top-grossing tours of the summer so far.   Rolling Stone recognized the 30-date tour as one of the “Ten Hottest Summer Package Tours of 2012” noting, “Likely Highlight:  Styx has played ‘Renegade’ and ‘Come Sail Away’ about six thousand times, but the fans keep coming back for more.”
In touring news, the band’s schedule isn’t slowing down now that “The Midwest Rock ‘n Roll Express” tour is done.  Check out STYX at any of the following stops, with more to be added in the coming weeks:
DATE               CITY                             VENUE
Thu 7/19            Interlochen, MI               Kresge Auditorium
Fri 7/20             Lac du Flambeau, WI     Lake of the Torches Resort Casino
Sat 7/21            Goshen, IN                    Elkhart County Fair
Sun 7/22           Harrington, DE              Delaware State Fair (with Cheap Trick)
Fri 8/3               Waverly, IA                   Bremer County Fair
Sat 8/4              Anderson, IN                 Hoosier Park Racing Casino
Sun 8/5             Muskegon, MI               Frauenthal Center
Tue 8/7             West Allis, WI                Wisconsin State Fair
Wed 8/8            Sioux Falls, SD             Sioux Empire Fair
Fri 8/10             Corbin, KY                    NIBROC Festival
Sat 8/11            Pittsburgh, PA              PNC Park (post-game Pittsburgh Pirates game)
Fri 8/24             Boise, ID                      Western Idaho Fair
Sat 8/25            Albany, OR                   Oregon Amphitheatre
Sun 8/26           Palmer, AK                   Alaska State Fair
Mon 8/27          Monroe, WA                  Evergreen State Fair
Fri 8/31             Marshfield, WI               Central Wisconsin State Fair
Sat 9/1              New Lenox, IL               New Lenox Commons
Sun 9/2             Wauseon, OH                Fulton County Fair
Thu 9/6             Lincoln, CA                   Thunder Valley Casino Resort
Fri 9/7               Madera, CA                   Madera District Fair
Sat 9/8              Pomona, CA                 LA County Fair
Sun 9/9             Saratoga, CA                Mountain Winery
Tue 9/11            Redding, CA                 Cascade Theatre
Thu 9/13            Spokane, WA                Interstate Fair
Sat 9/15            Deadwood, SD             Deadwood Jam
Fri 11/9             Biloxi, MS                     Hard Rock Casino & Resort
Wed 11/14        Provo, UT                     Covey Center