Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Come Sail Away with Styx

Styx is getting ready to head out on the U.S. concert trail again this year.  

Along with the classic hits, the beloved Chicago band will be performing 1977's "The Grand Illusion" and 1978's "Pieces Of Eight" in their entirety.

Styx will perform Oct. 15 at Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, Ind., and Genesee Theatre on Oct. 16 in Waukegan. Tickets for both shows will go on sale Saturday. 

“This is the most unique Styx concert ever,” said singer/guitarist Tommy Shaw.  “It's a hybrid experience of enjoying the artistry of the vinyl album and the energy and of our live performance.  Some songs have never been performed live!”

A seven-song EP, entitled "Regeneration, Volume 1" containing six newly re-recorded classics - "Come Sail Away,” "Crystal Ball," "Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man),” “Lorelei,” “The Grand Illusion” and “Sing For The Day” - and a brand new track, “Difference In The World,” will be available for sale at every stop along “The Grand Illusion/Pieces Of Eight” October/November tour route.
Over the course of their 38-year career they’ve released 15 studio albums, 6 best-of compilations and 4 live albums, garnering 8 Top Ten singles. Styx has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide.