REO Speedwagon Styx Tickets
Styx is a Chicago-based rock band that first came to prominence in the late seventies and early eighties with hit singles Lady, Babe, Come Sail Away, The Best of Times, Mr. Roboto, Show Me The Way and Don’t Let It End all of which were charted among the top ten positions of the Billboard charts. The band is best known for assimilating progressive rock elements with hard rock guitars and powerful ballads, alongside including musical styles from American theater. The current line-up of the band includes James Young, Ricky Phillips, Chuck Panozzo, Lawrence Gowan, Tommy Shaw and Todd Sucherman. The band has released four albums, back to back, that have attained the ranks of certified platinum, which in turn has contributed to the popularity of Styx tickets.
REO Speedwagon Styx Tickets Information
John Panozzo and Chuck, two twin brothers, initially came together along with a neighbor in 1961 in Chicago where they decided to call themselves The Tradewinds
, soon after which Chuck left for seminary school. He was replaced by Tom Nardini as a guitarist, so when Chuck returned he decided to take up as the bassist, while John played the drums and Dennis De Young had moved on playing the piano and organ. In 1965 the group renamed itself TW4 because another group called Trade Winds gained national recognition in that time. Till 1966 the two brothers went to De Young while he was at Chicago University where they all kept together performing gigs at frat parties and high schools, while they were still studying to become teachers. They were then joined by John Curulewski, their college friend, as a guitarist when Nardini left. By 1972, the band began considering new names when they signed with Wooden Nickel Records. The band members unanimously agreed upon being called Styx
, which according to Greek mythology is a river between the Underworld and Earth.
did not experience any major breakthrough until 1977, when it released its seventh studio offering titled The Grand Illusion
, which went three times platinum and produced a top-ten single alongside an AOR radio hit with their song Come Sail Away
, written by De-Young. The track climbed up to the eighth place, while another song Fooling Yourself
became radio hit receiving sufficient airplay and reaching number twenty-nine among radio hits the in the same year. Tier next album titled Pieces of Eight
propelled the band into direction that leaned more towards pop-rock with singles such as Renegade
that charted on number sixteen, Blue Collar Man
on number twenty-one, and a small hit Sing for the Day
that fell short of number forty-one in the United States.
In 1979, with their album titled Cornerstone
released their first Number One hit called Babe.
The single is considered to be the group biggest global hit being a million-selling, and climbing up number six in the UK. The album produced other hits such as Borrowed Time
written by De Young, and Why Me
which was co-written by Shaw, alongside his song Boat on a River,
which became a hit in many parts of Europe. In 1980, the album’s popularity brought the group a People’s Choice Award
in the category of Best New Song
, following which they received a Grammy Award
nomination in the category of Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Group or Duo,
while the album’s engineers Rob Kingsland and Gary Liosso were nominated for Best Engineered Recording
enjoyed much critical and commercial success in the Eighties and Nineties with hit albums including their multi-platinum concept album Paradise Theater
and Kilroy was Here,
which took elements from rock opera and produced chart-topping singles Mr. Roboto
and Don’t Let It End
. From here on the band members began releasing solo albums while still working as a group, with Tommy Shaw and Dennis De Young releasing their first few solo offerings. The band released an album in 1999, after a decade of no studio work, called Brave New World
which was followed by the release of Cyclorama
in 2003. Since then the band has released cover tunes among other endeavors and continues to perform at concerts. While rumors of another possible album are still in the air, make the most of those Styx tickets
until their next live act.