Styx Tickets for Sale
Styx is back and this time they will be touring with REO Speedwagon and Ted Nuggent from May 1 to July 8, 2012. Styx tickets are not the same as they have ever been. Dennis DeYoung still remains a former band member, instead James Young and Tommy Shaw split time as the lead singer. Perhaps this is best since these long tours are notoriously taxing on veteran bands. This way they can last the entire length of the tour.
The tour begins on May 4, 2012 at the Anselmo Valenci Tori Amphitheatre in Tucson, Arizona. There Styx will only be accompanied by REO Speedwagon. The group will be incorporating Nuggent into tour renditions of "Come Sail Away" starting the next night, when the three band come together to play the Planet Hollywood Theater of the Performing Arts in Las Vegas. Overall, Styx will be playing 25 concert dates, most with REO and Ted, but along with a single headlining dates and one with the Gin Blossoms.
Though everyone is very excited to see Styx on tour, unfortunately they will not be gearing up to promote a new album. Regeneration: Volume 1 remains the last new recording from the group. The EP released on October 14, 2010. Since then there have been seemingly hundreds of reunion rumors and much clamoring from the fans for that lineup that enjoyed immense success in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Styx formed way back when, back in 1961 when twins Chuck and John Panozzo and neighbor Dennis DeYoung met in the south side of Chicago. Then known as "The Tradewinds", it took a decade, the completion of high school, and a name change before Chuck, John, Dennis, and John Curulewski became Styx. Tommy Shaw would later join the group to replace the second John and from the mid-1970s to the mid -1980s, the group released seven albums. Where Styx , Styx II, and two others failed to advance very far on the charts or in record sales, The Grand Illusion, Pieces of Eight, Cornerstone, Paradise Theater, and Kilroy Was Here went platinum and became Top 10 hits.
The songs "Come Sail Away", "Renegade", "Babe", "The Best of Times", "Too Much Time on My hands", and "Mr. Roboto" have become part of rock and roll lore. The band typified progressive rock before fully making the transition to hard rock and driving DeYoung away. He first left in 1984, reunited with the group in 1990, leaving again in 1993, reuniting in 1995, and leaving for good in 1999. This on and off relationship reflects the tumultuous nature of the group after releasing its last platinum album – Kilroy Was Here.
The albums that followed, - Caught in the Acts, Edge of the Century, Return ot Paradise, Brave New World, Cyclorama, and Big Bang Theory – have charted, but failed to produce the popularity of those mid-career releases. Now, in the 21st century, like so many other former RIAA favorites, Styx has found a fan base waiting to celebrate nostalgia and spend their money on Styx concert tickets.