On Tour: Styx

One thing is certain: After over 30 years in the music industry, Styx can still rock the Paradise.


The 1970s hit-making machine known as Styx will be gracing stages across the nation in the coming weeks and months. When Dennis DeYoung departed in 1985, it looked like Styx might never again enjoy another hit—or even take the stage. Shaw also left, to co-create Damn Yankees with Jack Blades of Night Ranger. It seemed, perhaps, Styx was done, another band to fall apart after tremendous success. Yet after they reformed in 1995 (sans DeYoung), the band went on to rock the world—again.

The Tommy Shaw–led ensemble is known for many a hit, including “Lady,” “Too Much Time on My Hands,” and “Renegade,” which are still in regular radio rotation at rock stations nationwide. Despite the band’s many breakups and incarnations, when Shaw returned to the group, out on the road they went. With five consecutive albums certified multi-platinum and 16 Top 40 singles spanning over three decades, Styx is one of few artists to achieve such heights.

And on the road they go again! Drawing from albums such as Pieces of Eight, their über smash Paradise Theatre—which included three chart-topping singles—and Cornerstone, the theatrical live experience of this band is explosive. Fans might even get to hear classic tunes like “The Grand Illusion” or “Crystal Ball.”

As for DeYoung, he says he welcomes the idea of a reunion; how that will play out, though, remains to be seen. One thing is certain: After over 30 years in the music industry, Styx can still rock the Paradise. | Marc Farr
Tickets for all dates are available at http://www.styxworld.com.

Styx 2016 U.S. Spring/Summer Tour Dates

03.17.16 | City National Civic, San Jose
03.18.16 | Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa, Stateline NV
03.19.16 | Peppermill Concert Hall, West Wendover NV
03.20.16 | Bob Hope Theatre, Stockton CA
03.31.16 | The Joint @ Hard Rock Casino, Tulsa
04.01.16 | Enid Event Center, Enid OK
04.02.16 | Choctaw Grand Theatre, Durant OK
04.03.16 | Peabody Opera House, St. Louis
04.05.16 | EKU Center for the Arts, Richmond KY
04.07.16 | ISU Hulman Center, Terre Haute IN
04.08.16 | Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, Mt. Pleasant MI
05.04.16 | Cajundome, Lafayette LA
05.05.16 | American Bank Center, Corpus Christi
05.07.16 | State Farm Arena, Hidalgo TX
05.10.16 | Barbara B. Mann Perf. Arts Hall, Ft. Myers FL
05.11.16 | Sunrise Theatre, Ft. Pierce FL
05.13.16 | Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater FL
05.14.16| St. Augustine Amphitheatre, St. Augustine FL
05.15.16 | Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, Alpharetta GA
05.18.16 | Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Cary NC
05.19.16 | Volvo Cars Stadium, Charleston SC
05.21.16 | Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville (w/Nashville Symphony)
06.18.16 | Foellinger Outdoor Theatre, Ft. Wayne IN
06.23.16 | Centennial Terrace, Sylvania OH
06.24.16 | Joliet Memorial Stadium, Joliet IL
06.25.16 | Brainerd International Raceway, Brainerd MN
07.15.16 | Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa CA
07.16.16 | Edgewater Casino, Laughlin NV
07.17.16 | Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula CA
07.18.16 | Cal Expo, Sacramento
08.15.16 | American Music Theatre, Lancaster PA
08.16.16 | Artpark, Lewiston NY
08.29.16 | Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison CO
09.16.16 | OC Bikefest, Ocean City MD

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Marc Farr is the Live Music & Assignments Editor of PLAYBACK:stl. He's so invaluable to us, we've nicknamed him Mr. Music. Reach out if you have coverage ideas! "I know it's only rock and roll...but I like it!"
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