Rock Report: Styx On The Road Into 2013
Styx has booked a handful of dates for December, January, and February. As it stands now, the band, who is currently on tour, will wrap up their dates for the year on December 30th in Merrillville, Indiana, and kick off their 2013 shows on January 30th in Denver, Colorado. On November 16th and 17 Styx will perform 1977’s The Grand Illusion and 1978’s Pieces Of Eight in their entirety, along with an smattering of their greatest hits. There’s been no announcement as to whether the upcoming shows will also be full album gigs.
UPDATED: Styx tour dates (subject to change):
November 8 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
November 9 – Biloxi, MS – Hard Rock Live Biloxi
November 10 – Bossier City, LA – Horseshoe Casino & Hotel / Riverdome
November 11 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
November 14 – Provo, UT – Covey Center For The Arts
November 16, 17 – Las Vegas, NV – Pearl Concert Theater
November 18 – Scottsdale, AZ – Talking Stick Resort
December 28 – Prior Lake, MN – Mystic Showroom
December 29 – Waukegan, IL – Genesee Theatre
December 30 – Merrillville, IN – Star Plaza Theatre
January 30 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
February 1 – Reno, NV – Silver Legacy Resort Casino
February 4 – Bakersfield, CA – Majestic Fox Theater
Out now is Styx’s latest DVD, The Grand Illusion/Pieces Of Eight Live. The collection, recorded on November 9th, 2010 in Memphis, features full live renditions of the band’s classic 1977 and 1978 albums.
Highlights include such Styx favorites as “The Grand Illusion,” “Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man),” “Come Sail Away,” “Blue Collar Man (Long Nights),” and “Renegade.”
The DVD includes the bonus featurette, called, “Putting On The Show,” which gives fans a behind the scenes look at how the band staged the mammoth production.