The April/May The Midwest Rock ‘N Roll Express tour with STYX, REO SPEEDWAGON and TED NUGENT was successful in more ways than one. Styx and REO Speedwagon’s Rock to the Rescue charity organization not only raised thousands of dollars for local charities at each tour stop, but they also raised $108,000 which will go directly to the Boston One Fund, helping victims of the Boston marathon bombings.
Donations were collected along the 21-date trek when fans purchased a silent raffle ticket to win a guitar signed by all three acts.
Styx: "Like all Americans, we have watched the events in Boston and wondered what we could do to help. We know the fans of all three bands will once again rise with us to help our friends in Boston. We Are Boston!”
REO Speedwagon: "We feel such sadness for those innocent people in Boston who have suffered so much and are still suffering now. We think of those victims of senseless violence as we sign the guitar which is to be donated on their behalf each night. In our small way, we do what we do."
Ted Nugent: “The Nugent band and family are surrounded by Americans who care deeply about each other and are dedicated to give all we got in times of need. We again face a tragedy that we can all help with, and are proud of this charitable heart and soul effort.”
For more information and to make a donation visit RockToTheRescue.net