One month after their classic songs debut as part of the score of the new hit musical comedy, ROCK OF AGES, two unparalleled rock stars - Tommy Shaw from STYX and Kevin Cronin from REO Speedwagon - will make their Broadway debuts as they perform their new single, "Can't Stop Rockin'", immediately following the evening performance on Monday, April 27, 2009 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 256 W. 47th Street). The performance of the new song, co-written by Cronin and Shaw, celebrates the rockers recently announced CAN'T STOP ROCKIN' 2009 Tour, which kicks off on May 12th, presented by VH1 Classic and Rock Band®.
Following an extremely successful off Broadway run and a bidding war over the film rights in which New Line Cinema won; the new musical comedy ROCK OF AGES will open on Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 W. 47th Street). Previews began on Tuesday, March 17, 2009. ROCK OF AGES, starring Constantine Maroulis ("American Idol"), is an arena-rock love story told through the mind-blowing, face-melting hits of Journey, Bon Jovi, STYX ("Too Much Time on My Hands" & "Renegade"), REO Speedwagon ("Can't Fight This Feeling" & "Keep On Lovin' You"), Pat Benatar, Foreigner, Twisted Sister, Poison, Asia, Whitesnake and many more. The show is written by Chris D'Arienzo, directed by Kristin Hanggi and choreographed by Kelly Devine.
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 May 12th in Amarillo, Texas and will feature hit-packed sets spanning the course of these three rock legacies. The tour is geared to give the ultimate classic rock experience at a fan friendly ticket price (as low at $13.50). Confirmed tour dates are listed below, with additional concerts to be announced shortly.
Just as economy conscience as the CAN'T STOP ROCKIN' 2009 Tour, ROCK OF AGES offers several ticket initiatives that that will treat audience members to one of the most unique (and inexpensive!) experiences on Broadway, every night. Starting 30 minutes before every show and during intermission, audience members seated in the orchestra will be able to buy color-coded drink chips from waiters in the orchestra or at the bar. The chips can then be redeemed during the show, from your seat, for the drink of your choice. In addition to having the least expensive top ticket price on Broadway (at $89.00 during the week & $99.00 during the weekend), ROCK OF AGES will also have a two VIP GREEN ROOM boxes ($295.00 for 4 tickets), which includes four tickets to the show located in one of only two mezzanine boxes and your own waiter, and LOTTERY tickets ($26.50 each, max 2 per person) which will be available two hours before every show at the box office, cash only.
Tickets for the musical and the STYX/ REO Speedwagon live performance of "Can't Stop Rockin'" (at no extra charge) on April 27, 2009, can be purchased via Ticketmaster.com/ 212-307-4100 or in person at The Brooks Atkinson Box Office (256 W. 47th Street).
CAN'T STOP ROCKIN' Tour Dates:
DATE MARKET VENUE
12-May Amarillo, TX (NO 38 SPECIAL) Amarillo Civic Center
13-May Albuquerque, NM Sandia Casino Amphitheatre
15-May Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre
16-May Las vegas, NV Thomas and Mack
17-May Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
21-May Ontario, CA Citizen's Bank Arena
22-May Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre
23-May Kelseyville, CA Konocti Harbor Resort
24-May Mountainview, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
27-May Kent, WA ShoWare Center
30-May Salt Lake City, UT Rio Tinto Stadium
31-May Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
2-Jun San Antonio, TX (NO 38 Special) Municipal Auditorium
4-Jun Kansas City Starlight Theatre
5-Jun Thackerville, OK Winstar Casino
6-Jun OK City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre
7-Jun Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
16-Jun Boca Raton, FL Sunset Cove Amphitheatre
18-Jun Orange Beach, AL The Amphitheatre @ The Wharf
19-Jun Birmingham, AL City Stages
21-Jun Atlanta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
23-Jun Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavillion
24-Jun Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
26-Jun Atlantic City, NJ The Borgata
27-Jun Gilford, NH 7PM Meadowbrook
28-Jun Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
1-Jul Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
2-Jul Verona, NY Turning Stone Resort and Casino
3-Jul Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
4-Jul Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
5-Jul Wheeling, WV Wheeling Island Hotel and Casino