Although attributed to the ’70s, arena rock began in Roman times when bands fought to the death with power ballads while roadies were fed to lions. Appease your inner emperor with this GrouponLive deal.
- $46 for one G-Pass to The Midwest Rock ‘n’ Roll Express with REO Speedwagon, Styx, and Ted Nugent (up to a $69.15 value)
- When: Wednesday, May 15, at 7 p.m.
- Where: Ford Center
- Floor or lower-level sections
- Door time: 6 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
How G-Pass Works:</b> Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won’t need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app.
The Midwest Rock ‘n’ Roll Express with REO Speedwagon, Styx, and Ted Nugent
The Midwest Rock ’n’ Roll Express smuggles arena legends REO Speedwagon, Styx, and Ted Nugent into the Ford Center with an inestimable cargo of sing-along classics. Styx has sparked the third rail since 1972 with prog-rock sensationalism, bolstering lighter-fluid epics such as “Come Sail Away” and “Babe” with complex riffs from crystalline synthesizers intertwined with power-chord crescendos and noodling from guitar giant Tommy Shaw. With founding frontman and falsetto specialist Kevin Cronin at the helm, fellow Prairie State juggernaut REO Speedwagon fills the stage with passionate chartbusters that made waterbed salesmen rich, from the romantic ballad, “Keep on Loving You,” to the spurned-lover kiss-off “Take It on the Run.” Kicking off the show, “Motor City Madman” and expert game hunter Ted Nugent revs his buzzsaw guitar through classics such as “Cat Scratch Fever” and “Stranglehold,” all while protecting the audience from wild boars.