Styx has just rolled out its first dates of 2020, with a string of Western shows now on the books for January. Newly announced stops include gigs in Phoenix, Arizona; Los Angeles, Anaheim, and San Jose California; along with Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada. Styx will kick off its next set of concerts on October 3rd in Sugar Land, Texas at Smart Financial Centre.
Over the past few years, Styx finally began including its 1983 hit, “Mr. Roboto” in its setlists. With fan requests for the song never drying up and its use in commercials gaining the track a whole new legion of fans, bandleaders Tommy Shaw and J.Y. Young finally brought the song back into rotation. Young admitted to us he still has very mixed emotions about the song: [“We steered away from it for ages. Stylistically, it was never what I was after — and sort of, the bad feelings that went along with that record, ’cause that’s really the project. . . y’know, the things that led up to it (laughs). . . and then during it. . . that broke up the band in the first place — ‘end of ’83. That was a song that really knocked us down to half of what we were just two years before after doing, four, three million selling albums in a row — The Grand Illusion through Paradise Theatre.”] SOUNDCUE (:26 OC: . . . through Paradise Theatre)
UPDATED: Styx tour dates (subject to change):
October 3 – Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre
October 4 – Biloxi, MS – IP Casino Resort and Spa
October 5 – Cherokee, NC – Harrah’s Cherokee Resort Event Center
October 6 – Columbia, SC – The Township Auditorium
October 8 – Flint, MI – The Capitol Theatre
October 10 – Northfield, OH – MGM Northfield
October 12 – Danville, KY – Norton Center for the Arts
November 7 – Westbury, NY – NYCB Theatre
November 8 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rivers Casino
November 9 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
November 10 – Utica, NY – The Stanley Theatre
November 12 – Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
November 14 – Rama, ON – Casino Rama
November 16 – Westbury, NY – Theatre at Westbury
December 12 – Edinburg, TX – Bert Ogden Arena
December 13 – Durant, OK – Choctaw Grand Theater
December 14 – Norman, OK – Riverwind Casino
December 15 – El Paso, TX – Abraham Chavez Theatre
January 10, 11 – Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theatre
January 12 – Los Angeles, CA – Saban Theatre
January 14 – Anaheim, CA – City National Grove of Anaheim
January 15 – San Jose, CA – San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
January 17 – Reno, NV – Silver Legacy Casino
January 19 – Las Vegas, NV – The Pearl
- Styx has just rolled out its first dates of 2020, with a sting of Western shows now on the books for January.
- Newly announced stops include gigs in Phoenix, Arizona; Los Angeles, Anaheim, and San Jose California; along with Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada.
- Last July saw the expanded version of Styx‘s 2017 album, The Mission, their critically acclaimed first new album in 14 years. The new two-disc deluxe version will include a CD of the original album, as well as a Blu-ray of The Mission mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound by Tommy Shaw and producer Will Evankovich “accompanied by stunning visualizations for each of the album’s 14 songs based on the album artwork.”
- Other extras on the Blu-ray include: “The Making Of The Mission Documentary” featuring exclusive interviews from Shaw and Evankovich; four music videos — ‘Gone Gone Gone’ (official video), ‘Gone Gone Gone” (video created by NASA), ‘Radio Silence’ (lyric video) and ‘Radio Silence’ (live video from Syracuse, NY) — along with the option of three hi-res audio playback modes.
- The Mission was originally released on June 16th, 2017 and peaked at Number Six on Billboard‘s Top Rock Albums chart. The concept album takes place in 2033, and chronicles a fictional take on the first manned mission to Mars.