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Styx Is Ready For Takeoff With First Studio Album in 14 Years

Welcome one and all to THE MISSION, STYX’s sonically sweet 16th studio album and its most ambitious, most challenging, and most rewarding release to date. Please take note of the official stardate, as THE MISSION has duly been set for liftoff June 16 on the band’s label, Alpha Dog 2T/UMe. Fans can pre-order the album at any of these online retail outlets and Styxworld.com.

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T-1 Day

T-4 and counting…

Interview With Styx Lead Vocalist and Keyboardist Lawrence Gowan

Interview By: Mark Schierholtx - ITN Magazine

Mark: You've had an incredible 18 year solo career, and this year marks your 18th year with Styx, that’s a pretty outstanding resume.

Lawrence: Yes, I have been very fortunate in this ever changing industry.

Mark: You have the new tour coming up, the United We Rock 2017 Summer Tour, with Styx, REO and Don Felder, that’s...

Congrats!

On behalf of everyone here in Styx, I'd like to congratulate our friends in JOURNEY and YES who are among the 2017 class of inductees to The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, including ELO, Joan Baez, PEARL JAM and Tupac Shakur.

RIP Chuck Berry, 1926-2017

Styx reflects on the passing of a rock & roll legend.

by Mike Mettler

Chuck Berry, the guitarist/lyricist/vocalist whom many consider to be the father of rock & roll, died at his home near Wentzville, Missouri (which is about 45 miles west of St. Louis), on March 18, 2017. He was 90 years old.

Needless to say, the man's impact and influence on popular music is...

​Influence Turns 10 Today!

The second Shaw Blades album, which includes cover versions of 11 of Tommy and Jack’s favorite songs of the rock era, was released on March 6, 2007.

by Mike Mettler

Influence, the second album-length collaboration between Tommy Shaw and Jack Blades outside of Damn Yankees, was released 10 years ago today via the VH1 Classic Records label on March 6, 2007.

The album...

Two Fine Blue Collar Men Honor Friends and Help Fight Cancer

Tommy Shaw and Will Evankovich performed a special acoustic version of “Blue Collar Man” at the 9th annual T.J. Martell Foundation Nashville Gala event on February 27.

by Mike Mettler

photo by Rick Diamond / courtesy of Tommy Shaw

“Blue Collar Man” continues to give back to the people. At last night’s 9th annual T.J. Martell Foundation Nashville Honors Gala event at the...

Syracuse, NY Added to "United We Rock" Summer Tour

NEW DATE ADDED – STYX, REO SPEEDWAGON AND DON FELDER

“UNITED WE ROCK” U.S. SUMMER TOUR

COMING TO SYRACUSE’S LAKEVIEW AMPHITHEATER ON AUG. 19

Rock legends REO SPEEDWAGON and STYX, along with very special guest star DON FELDER—formerly of the Eagles— recently announced they will join forces for the “United We Rock” U.S. summer tour, to kick off in Ridgefield,...

Styx Signed Its First Record Contract 45 Years Ago Today!

The band officially hit the big time when it sealed a contract with Wooden Nickel Records on February 22, 1972.

by Mike Mettler

One of the most important events in Styx history happened 45 years ago today, when Styx signed its first official record contract with Wooden Nickel Records on February 22, 1972.

Styx proceeded to make four albums with the Chicago-based...