Styx blast off with first new album in 14 years, 'The Mission'
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It is the moment that Styx fans have been waiting for. The legendary prog-rock band have released their long-awaited 16th studio album, The Mission, the group’s first studio album in 14 years. In characteristic Styx fashion, the album is a concept effort centered around a group of astronauts—played by Tommy Shaw and his bandmates—on the first manned mission to Mars in 2033. Styx had previously released a video for the single, “Gone Gone Gone," the first glimpse at what many critics are calling the band’s best work in nearly 40 years (check it out above). 

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The critical praise for The Mission is well deserved as Styx took their time carefully crafting their comeback album. The Mission was recorded over a two year period at a trio of studios in Nashville. Styx will be teaming up with fellow prog-rockers REO Speedwagon as well as Don Felder of the Eagles for a tour this summer ahead of their own headlining run. You can find a full list of Styx tour dates below along with a tour trailer video.

2017 Styx tour dates:

“United We Rock” tour:

June 20 - Ridgefield, WA - Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre
June 21 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre     
June 23 - Concord, CA - Concord Pavilion
June 24 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre                          
June 25 - Paso Robles, CA - Vina Robles Amphitheatre (Get Tickets)         
June 27 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre                
June 29 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center (Get Tickets)                             
July 1 - Tinley Park, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 
July 2 - Maryland Heights, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 
July 18 - Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amp.
July 19 - West Palm Beach, FL - Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre     
July 20 - Jacksonville, FL - Daily’s Place                             
July 22 - Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheatre               
July 23 - Alpharetta, GA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre   
July 25 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre        
July 27 - Indianapolis, IN - Klipsch Music Center                
July 29 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion            
July 30 - Dallas, TX - Starplex Pavilion                      
July 31 - Cedar Park, TX - H-E-B Center                             
Aug. 11 - Bethel, NY - Bethel Woods Ctr. for the Arts 
Aug. 12 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Event Center               
Aug. 13 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live                         
Aug. 15 - Gilford, NH - Bank of NH Pavilion                  
Aug. 16 - Wantagh, NY - Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater 
Aug. 18 - Niagara Falls, NY - Seneca Niagara Events Center   
Aug. 19 - Syracuse, NY - Lakeview Amphitheatre              
Aug. 20 - Bangor, ME - Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion      
Aug. 22 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center               

Headlining tour:

Aug. 24 - Trois-Riviers, QUE. - Trois-Pivieres en Blues
Aug. 25 - Pointe-Clare, QUE. - Fairview Shopping Centre
Aug. 26 - St. Joseph de Beauce, QUE. - Accelleration de Camion de St.Joseph
Aug. 27 - Chicoutimi, QUE. - Le Centre Georges - Vezina
Sept. 9 - Hinckley, MN - Grand Casino Hinckley Amphitheatre
Sept. 10 - Mankato, MN - Vetter Stone Amphitheatre
Sept. 15 - Rancho Mirage, CA - Agua Caliente Casino
Sept. 17 - Jackson, CA - Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort
Nov. 11 - Wisconsin Dells, WI - Crystal Grand Music Theatre
Nov. 14 - Lima, OH - Veterans Memorial Civic Center
Nov. 15 - Kalamazoo, MI - State Theatre