Styx, the multi-mega-million-selling rock band that has forged an indelible legacy both on record and onstage returns to the City National Civic this fall. The band performs in support of their 16th studio album, The Mission (in stores now).
The six men comprising Styx have committed to “rocking the Paradise” together with audiences far and wide by averaging over 100 shows a year every year since 1999, and each one of them is committed to making the next show better than the last. Founded in Chicago in 1972, Styx has the unique distinction of being the first band in rock history to have four consecutive certified multimillion-selling albums in a row: 1977’s The Grand Illusion, 1978’s Pieces of Eight, 1979’s Cornerstone and 1981’s Paradise Theatre.
Styx draws from over four decades of barn burning chart hits, joyous singalongs, and hard-driving deep cuts. Tommy Shaw (vocals, guitars), James “JY” Young (vocals, guitars), Lawrence Gowan (vocals, keyboards), Todd Sucherman (drums) and Ricky Phillips (bass) — along with the occasional surprise appearance by original bassist Chuck Panozzo — transformed the virtual arena rock prototype by the late ’70s and early ’80s, due to a fondness for big rockers and soaring power ballads.
Over the course of their 40-year career, they’ve released 15 studio albums, six best-of compilations and four live albums, garnering eight Top Ten singles. Styx has sold over 30 million albums worldwide.
Throughout their illustrious career, they’ve performed more live shows since 1999 than all of the previous years of its career combined, including two Super-Bowl appearances, Pollstar box office chart-topping tours with Def Leppard, Journey, Boston, and Bad Company (to name only a few).
September 2, 2016 marked the long-awaited release date of Styx: Live at the Orleans Arena Las Vegas on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Formats via Eagle Rock Entertainment. It captures the band performing in July 2014 such fan favorites as: “Too Much Time On My Hands,” “Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man),” “Renegade,” and more. It also includes a special surprise visit from Don Felder for a rousing performance of “Blue Collar Man (Long Nights).”
Tickets are on sale as of July 13.