Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Styx to join Def Leppard on tour

STYX is pleased to announce that they will be joining Def Leppard on their summer concert tour of the United States and Canada. The 50 date tour kicks off on June 27th in Cincinnati and ends on September 30th in Edmonton. Foreigner is scheduled to appear on select dates. Tickets for the Chicago, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Detroit and Boston dates are going on sale Saturday, April 21st. The tour is being produced by Live Nation.

“We look forward to being a part of this amazing evening of music,” says Tommy Shaw. “Just picture the combined set lists! All these songs, one after another being packed into a single concert experience will be incredible---imagine what it's going to be like for us all to get this nightly dose of modern day Rock History tonic. It's going to be downright good for the soul!”

James “JY” Young added, “Def Leppard is a unique blend of great rock songs, great singing, and great guitar players in the spirit of English Heavy Rock. Songs like "Rock Of Ages," "Foolin'," and "Pour Some Sugar On Me," set the standard for 80's metal with a mainstream sense of fun about it. We can't wait for the first show....!!!”

Styx was the first band to have four consecutive triple platinum albums (The Grand Illusion, Pieces Of Eight, Cornerstone, and No. 1 Paradise Theatre). "Lady" was the first of 16 Top 40 hit singles, which also includes “Renegade,” "Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)" and "Fooling Yourself." The video for their 1981 Top 10 single "Too Much Time on my Hands" aired in the first hour of MTV's life. Big Bang Theory, released in May 2005, features their hit remake of "I Am The Walrus," and charted at No. 46, making it the fourth consecutive decade that Styx has had an album in the Top 50.

After a 1999 metamorphosis, Styx re-established itself as a dynamic live act over the course of 600-plus shows and four new live albums. Original members Tommy Shaw (vocals, guitars) and James "JY" Young (vocals, guitars) along with Lawrence Gowan (vocals, keyboards), Todd Sucherman (drums), Ricky Phillips (bass guitar, backing vocals), and founding member Chuck Panozzo are touring the United Kingdom with Deep Purple beginning April 21st.
Dates are as follows:

Date City Venue

Wed, Jun 27 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Fri, Jun 29 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
Sat, Jun 30 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Tue, Jul 03 Bonner Springs, KS Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Kansas City
Wed, Jul 04 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis
Fri, Jul 06 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
Sat, Jul 07 Burgettstown, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion
Sun, Jul 08 Columbus, OH Germain Amphitheater
Wed, Jul 11 Walker, MN Moondance Jam
Fri, Jul 13 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
Sat, Jul 14 Camden, NJ Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
Mon, Jul 16 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre
Tue, Jul 17 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Thu, Jul 19 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Sat, Jul 21 Sarnia, ON Sarnia Bayfest
Sun, Jul 22 Farwell, MI Mountain Rock Festival
Tue, Jul 24 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Thu, Jul 26 Minot, ND North Dakota State Fair
Sat, Jul 28 Cheyenne, WY Frontier Days
Sat, Aug 11 Mansfield, MA Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
Sun, Aug 12 Hershey, PA Hershey Park Pavilion
Tue, Aug 14 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Wed, Aug 15 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Fri, Aug 17 Bristow, VA Nissan Pavilion
Sat, Aug 18 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless VA. Beach Amphitheater
Tue, Aug 21 Raleigh, NC Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
Wed, Aug 22 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte
Fri, Aug 24 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
Sat, Aug 25 Atlanta, GA HiFi Buys Amphitheatre
Sun, Aug 26 Louisville, KY Kentucky State Fair
Wed, Aug 29 Selma, TX Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Fri, Aug 31 Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sat, Sep 01 Dallas, TX Smirnoff Music Centre
Mon, Sep 03 St. Paul, MN Minnesota State Fair
Wed, Sep 05 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre
Fri, Sep 07 West Valley City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Sat, Sep 08 Grand Junction, CO Rock Jam
Sun, Sep 09 Englewood, CO Coors Amphitheatre
Wed, Sep 12 Ridgefield, WA Amphitheater at Clark County
Fri, Sep 14 Marysville, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Sat, Sep 15 Kelseyville, CA Konocti Harbor
Sun, Sep 16 Reno, NV Reno Events Center
Tue, Sep 18 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion
Thu, Sep 20 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Pavilion
Sat, Sep 22 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center
Sun, Sep 23 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Wed, Sep 26 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
Thu, Sep 27 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place
Sat, Sep 29 Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome
Sun, Sep 30 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place

For more information on STYX and updated tour news, please visit the band’s Web site at .

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