Four Time Multi-Platinum Band Styx To Rock At Silver Legacy
Decades Of Huge Hits To Be Performed On January 28
Styx, one of the most successful “arena
rock” groups of all time, has performed more live shows since 1999 than all of the previous years of their career combined, will rocks the Grande Exposition Hall at 8 p
.m. on January 28. Thirty years of evolution means there is something for everyone!
If you had any interest in music in the 70’s and 80’s, you know the music of Styx. They were the first rock ‘n’ roll band to
release four consecutive albums that went Multi-Platinum beginning with The Grand Illusion followed by Pieces of Eight, Cornerstone
and Paradise Theatre, but the story begins a bit earlier than that. Early on, Styx’s music reflected the then-current progressive rock genre with the release of their self-titled debut
album in 1972 followed by Styx II in 1973 and The Serpent is Rising and Man of Miracles in ’74 and ’75, respectively. On the strength of these releases and constant playing in local
clubs, the band established a fan base in their native Chicago area. It was the power ballet, “Lady,” from the album Styx II that was their breakout hit and got the ball rolling.
On the heels of the hit single “Lady,” Styx released Equinox in 1975, selling well and yielding the rock anthem “Suite Madame Blue,” which gained the band considerable recognition and
airplay. On the eve of the tour to promote Equinox, the original guitarist abruptly left the band to be replaced by Tommy Shaw. Shaw proved to be the missing piece in the puzzle and the
rest was history, spawning such classic rock radio standards as “Come Sail Away,” “Renegade,” “Blue Collar Man” and “Fooling Yourself.”
Styx went off in a more theatrical direction with the release of the concept album, Paradise Theatre, in 1981. This album proved to be their biggest hit, reaching #1 on the Billboard pop
album chart and yielding top ten hits “The Best of Times” and “Too Much Time on My Hands.”
Now Styx is back at Silver Legacy for one night! Join the band that continues to conquer the
planet, one venue at a time at the Grande Exposition Hall at Silver Legacy. Tickets are available for $55.50 with premium seating available for $69.50. To reserve seats visit www
.silverlegacy.com or www.ticketmaster.com or call 800-MUST-SEE (687-8733) or 775-325-7401.