Review: REO, Styx, Nugent rock the house

May 10, 2013 | « back

By: Don and Sharon Chance


When three classic powerhouse rock acts get together for an evening of music and fun, there’s bound to be plenty of both.

Ted Nugent, REO Speedwagon and Styx thoroughly rocked a full house at Grand Prairie’s Verizon Center Tuesday night, and the fans, some of them as far away as Wichita Falls, aren’t likely to forget it anytime soon.

Ted Nugent opened the show with the brash, fun-loving attitude and all-out energy that has made him a worldwide rock star for more than four decades. With just three musicians backing up his blister-hot guitar licks and over-the-top hit songs, “Uncle Ted” filled the massive room with a presence that could be felt as well as heard all the way up to the rafter seats, and if any concert-goers minded his trademark salty language, or when he played fifteen minutes over his allotted time, they didn’t say so.

Of course, “Stranglehold,” “Wango Tango” and “Cat Scratch Fever” were crowd favorites, but he could have played an insurance brief set to music and he would still have rocked.

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