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Styx Leader Says Recording Days in the Past

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Styx guitarist J.Y. Young says that the band’s studio days might just be a thing of the past. Although Styx has kept busy in the studio with a recent covers album and an EP of re-recorded classics, they haven’t released an album of new material since 2003′s Cyclorama.

Despite the members of Styx still actively writing, the band’s current schedule is focused more on the band’s road work than laying down tracks for a new album: “There’s a lot of material there, there just hasn’t been the, the commitment to it. We are doing so well as a live concert act. And normally you would make a record to try and expand your audience. And, ’cause we’re artists and we like to write, y’know, we haven’t seriously gotten together and decided to make a record because it’s a commitment. And when I look — even (the Rolling) Stones and (Paul) McCartney, they put out a new album and who plays it on the air?”

Styx tour dates (subject to change):
July 3 – Naperville, IL – Naperville Ribfest at Knoch Park
July 5 – Ashland, KY – Summer Motion Festival at Riverfront Park
July 19 – Cheyenne, WY – Frontier Park
July 20 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up Aspen
July 25 – Union Grove, WI – Racine County Fairgrounds
July 27 – London, ON – Rock The Park Festival at Harris Park
July 28 – Columbus, OH – Ohio State Fair at Ohio Expo Center (with REO Speedwagon)
July 31 – Livermore, CA – The Concerts At Wente Vineyards
August 1 – Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery
August 2 – Costa Mesa, CA – OC Fair at Pacific Amphitheatre
August 3 – Ventura, CA – Ventura County Fairgrounds
August 7 – Bethlehem, PA – Bethlehem Musikfest at PNC Plaza At Steelstacks
August 10 – Springfield, IL – Illinois State Fair Grandstand
August 12 – Indianapolis, IN – Indiana State Fairgrounds
August 16 – Imperial, NE – Chase County Fairgrounds
August 17 – Baker, MT – Fallon County Fair
August 20 – Littleton, CO – Hudson Gardens
August 22 – Newport, RI – Newport Yachting Center
August 23 – Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion (with REO Speedwagon)
August 24 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
August 25 – Syracuse, NY – New York State Fairgrounds
August 29 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
August 30 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa / Music Box
September 21 – Yakima, WA – Central Washington State Fair at State Fair Park
September 27 – Hot Springs, AR – Legends Balloon Rally at Hot Springs Memorial Field
September 28 – Biloxi, MS – Hard Rock Live Biloxi
October 18 – Williamsport, PA – Community Arts Center
October 19 – Englewood, NJ – Bergen Performing Arts Center
October 20 – New Brunswick, NJ – State Theatre
November 12 – Moncton, NB – The Centre at Casino New Brunswick
November 15, 16 – Westbury, NY – NYCB Theatre At Westbury
November 17 – Montreal, QC – Olympia de Montreal

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