40 plus decades and still going strong. It takes total commitment along with some chemistry to make it this far, and the band from Chicago, know as “STYX” has done just that. Along the way STYX has had 4 consecutive albums that went certified multi-platinum, top ten singles on the Billboard charts, includes “Lady” and “Babe” countless sell-outs and playing all over the world. Speaking of which, STYX will be playing in Michigan on the 7th, 8th, and 9th, in early August. First stop will be in Jackson, MI on Wednesday, at the Jackson County Fair, and ending in Grand Rapids, MI on Friday, August 9 at the Meijer Gardens Amphitheatre. Detroiter’s can catch Thursday, August 8 at the Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel. Their latest and sixteen studio album titled The Mission was released June 16, 2017 which totally rocks by the way. The headlining tour kicked off January 11, in Phoenix, AZ. and will run till the Texas, El Paso show at the Abraham Chavez Theatre on December 15th.
Tommy Shaw can still shred the guitar with the best of them. Speaking of guitarist, some cities will catch a surprise visit from the original bassist Chuck Panozzo. Lead singer Lawrence Gowan, the Scottish Canadian musician took over in May of 1999 replacing Dennis DeYoung. Gowan is a true musician with array of talents and passion that show’s nightly on stage. I had the pleasure covering STYX back last summer at DTE or as we here in Michigan still call it Pine Knob and it was a unforgettable show for the STYX faithful. A song from that show that got a loud roar was one that hasn’t been played in awhile “Mr. Roboto” STYX setlist is pretty well thought of with a mix of old and present that keeps the fans rocking from start to finish with hits like “Radio Silence” “Crystal Ball” named after the first STYX song written by Tommy, back in 1976. Mark your August calendar’s Michigan these show’s will be go fast. Jackson info here. Grand Rapids here. The Detroit info listed above.