Styx announce solo shows before 'United We Rock' tour with REO Speedwagon

The legendary rock band Styx has announced a series of solo concerts prior to their upcoming “United We Rock” tour with REO Speedwagon and former Eagles guitarist Don Felder. Their solo concerts will run from March to June. The “United We Rock” tour will begin in June, with U.S. dates scheduled through August 2017.  

Styx will be touring the midwestern states as a solo act through the beginning of June. “United We Rock” tour begins on June 20, 2017. The tour schedules for STYX's solo shows and the "United We Rock" concerts are at the bottom of this article. 

Styx is a rock band that consists of six men determined to leave everything on the stage at each show, including James “JY” Young on lead vocals and guitars, Tommy Shaw on lead vocals and guitars, Chuck Panozzo on bass and vocals, Todd Sucherman on drums and percussion, Lawrence Gowen on lead vocals and keyboards, and Ricky Phillips on bass and guitar and vocals. STYX is entering its second decade of averaging 100 shows per year, according to the biography on the STYX website.

In talking about the key reasons that fans return to STYX shows repeatedly, drummer Todd Sucherman stated, “This is a band that never has a bad show. I think our level of professionalism, musicianship, and spirit carries that across every night. The fact that we have so much fun when we’re playing — that’s very contagious. That’s a miraculous feat in and of itself. We never walk off the stage thinking, ‘What happened?’ ”

The band signed its first record contract 45 years ago on Feb. 22, according to an announcement on the Styx website. The band made four albums with the Chicago-based independent label Wooden Nickel, including Styx (1972), Styx II (1973), The Serpent Is Rising (1973) and Man of Miracles (1974). They then joined A&M Records with Equinox in (1975).

The band rose to superstardom by the late 1970s, with their long list of hits including: “Come Sail Away,” “Blue Collar Man (Long Nights), “Renegade,” “Miss America,” “Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man),” “Too Much Time on My Hands,” “The Grand Illusion,” “Lorelei,” “Boat on the River,” “Crystal Ball“ and more.

The “United We Rock” U.S. Summer Tour will kick off in Ridgefield, Wash. On June 20, 2017. Styx, REO Speedwagon and Don Felder. The musicians have toured together in the past and should produce a dynamic show for fans of rock music. The bands will take turns at performing in the headlining spot, so they will be rotating the top spot. The list of dates for the tour is at the bottom of the page, with the headliner for the night listed end of each line.

Styx Solo Tour 2017

March 23 - Wabash, Ind. - Honeywell Center.
March 24 - Welch, Minn. - Treasure Island Resort & Casino 
March 25: - Topeka, Kan. - Topeka Performing Arts Center
March 28 - Milwaukee, Wisc. - Riverside Theatre 
March 29 - Sioux City, Iowa = Tyson Event Center
March 31 - Harris, Mich. - Island Resort and Casino
April 1 - Harris, Mich. - Island Resort and Casino
April 27 - Huntsville, Ala. - Von Braun Center 
April 28 - Biloxi, Miss. -  IP Casino Resort & Spa
April 29 - Marksville, La. - Paragon Casino Resort – Mari Center 
May 2 - Kansas City, MO - Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland - click here for tickets
May 5 -  Mahnomen, Minn. - Shooting Star Casino
May 6 - New Town, ND - Four Bears Casino 
May 7 - Deadwood, SD -  Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center
May 11 - Youngstown,Ohio - Stambugh Auditorium 
May 12 - Waterloo, NY - The Vine at Del Largo 
June 9 - Lincoln, Neb. - Pinewood Bowl Theatre
June 10 - Dubuque, Iowa - America’s River Festival 

For additional information about the Styx tour and tickets, see the Styx website.