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STYX to Perform Special Two-Act Concert at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort

STYX

to Perform Special Two-Act Concert Featuring THE MISSION in its Entirety and a Set of The Classic Hits at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort

Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019 at 8 p.m.

Tickets on sale – Friday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m.

LAS VEGAS – Oct. 8, 2018 – Legendary rock band STYX—Tommy Shaw (vocals, guitars), James “JY” Young (co-founder, vocals, guitars), Lawrence Gowan (vocals, keyboards), Todd...

Crystal Ball Turns 42 Today!

by Mike Mettler

Crystal Ball, Styx’s sixth studio album and the first to feature Tommy Shaw on guitar and vocals, was released 42 years ago today on October 1, 1976. Recorded at Paragon Studios in Chicago and produced by Styx with assistance from Barry Mraz, Crystal Ball reached #66 on the Pop Albums chart, and “Mademoiselle” (with lead vocals from Shaw) reached #36 on the Pop Singles...

Tommy Shaw & Will Evankovich on Mixing Styx’s ‘The Mission’ in 5.1


By Mike Mettler

Some long-gestating sonic missions are simply worth the wait. Case in point: Styx’s June 2017 studio concept album The Mission (Alpha Dog 2T/UMe), which recently entered into the 5.1 stratosphere via the 24-bit/96kHz surround sound mix found on the just-released two-disc CD + Blu-ray Edition of the album. As good and enveloping as The Mission sounds in stereo, it sounds...

Mission Man Chuck Panozzo Receives Key to the City!

by Mike Mettler

Even though he spent much of the summer of 2018 on the road touring with Styx, co-founding bassist Chuck Panozzo always finds the time to both honor his roots and support his core activist beliefs whenever he’s back home in the Sunshine State of Florida. To that end, Chuck recently served as the Grand Marshal for the 19th Annual Stonewall Pride Parade & Festival in Wilton...

Pieces of Eight Turns 40 Today!

by Mike Mettler

Styx’s mega-triple-platinum smash success Pieces of Eight was released 40 years ago today by A&M Records on September 1, 1978. Featuring a stunning cover design by Hipgnosis — the British company known for creating album-package artwork for Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, UFO, 10cc, and scores of other bands — Pieces of Eight become the second of four consecutive Styx albums to...

Styx NFL Pool 2018

It's the 6th annual Styx NFL Pool!

Sign ups begin TODAY an end on September 6 - so be sure to sign up while you can for the chance to have some football fun and possibly win some prizes!

JOIN HERE

This Year's Prizes (the best part): 

*TOP 5 Slots will win prizes.*

1st place: 2 tickets to a STYX show of choice in 2019 (with a mutually agreed upon date) AND a signed NFL Football by STYX OR...

STYX’S ROCK TO THE RESCUE EXTENDS A HAND TO VICTIMS OF DEVASTATING CARR FIRE IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WITH DONATION TO THE SHASTA REGIONAL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

August 6, 2018 - On Sunday, August 19, STYX’s current headlining tour will bring them to the Redding Civic Auditorium in Redding, CA, near the origin of the massive Carr Fire, which has been called the sixth most destructive fire in state history is still only 45 percent contained after more than a week. In response to the devastation, the band is making a donation of $5,000 to the Shasta...

TOMMY SHAW AND THE CONTEMPORARY YOUTH ORCHESTRA ‘SING FOR THE DAY!’ DEBUTS AT #5 ON BILLBOARD’S “CLASSICAL ALBUMS” CHART


SING FOR THE DAY!, TOMMY SHAW’s solo 2016 concert performance with the Contemporary Youth Orchestra made a grand debut on four of Billboard’s charts this week, including #5 on the “Classical Albums” chart. It also debuted at #5 on the “Classical Crossover Albums” chart, #6 on the “Top DVD Music Videos” chart, #8 on the “Music Video Sales” chart, and #49 on the “Rock Albums” chart. SING FOR...

The Grand Illusion Turns 41 Today!

Come on in and see what’s happening: Styx’s biggest-selling album, The Grand Illusion, turns 41 today, having been released by A&M Records on the cosmically cool stardate of July 7, 1977 — or, as it’s better known on the back of many a Styx t-shirt, 7/7/77.

by Mike Mettler

Demo’ed at S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios and ultimately recorded at Paragon Recording Studios in Chicago in early 1977, The...

The Mission Turns One Today!

Celebrating the one-year anniversary of the release of Styx’s latest, and most vibrant, studio album, The Mission. 

by Mike Mettler

The planets truly aligned for The Mission, and I couldn’t be prouder. It’s our boldest, most emblematic album since Pieces of Eight.” —Tommy Shaw

Happy first birthday to The Mission! The facts about it are these: Styx’s 16th studio album, The Mission, was...