STYX To Launch The Grand Illusion / Pieces Of Eight Tour Performing Both Album In Their Entirety; EP Of Re-Recorded Classics/ New Track For Sale At Shows

August 4, 2010, 10 years ago

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It’s the tour STYX fans have been waiting for.

Styx - Tommy Shaw (vocals, guitars), James “JY” Young (vocals, guitars), Lawrence Gowan (vocals, keyboards), Todd Sucherman (drums) and Ricky Phillips (bass), along with the occasional surprise appearance by original bassist Chuck Panozzo—are getting ready to head out on the US concert trail again this year.

However, for this round of dates, the band has an extra-special treat planned - it won’t be a typical Styx show. Along with the classic hits, the band will be performing 1977's The Grand Illusion and 1978's Pieces Of Eight in their entirety. Both albums spawned such hit singles and Classic Rock radio standards as 'Come Sail Away', 'Renegade', 'Blue Collar Man' and 'Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)'.

And as icing on the cake, 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.

“This is the most unique Styx concert ever,” says 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!”

The Grand Illusion/Pieces Of Eight dates include:


14 - Evansville, IN - The Centre
15 - Merrillville, IN - Star Plaza Theatre
16 - Waukegan, IL - Genesee Theatre
17 - Columbus, OH - The Palace Theatre
19 - Chattanooga, TN - Tivoli Theatre
21 - Melbourne, FL - King Center
22 - Ft. Myers, FL - Barbara B. Mann Perf Arts Hall
23 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
25 - Salem, VA - Salem Civic Center
27 - Washington, DC - Warner Theatre
28 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
29 - Baltimore, MD - Hippodrome Theatre
30 - Albany, NY - Palace Theatre Albany


2 - Bangor, ME - Bangor Auditorium
3 - Lowell, MA - Lowell Memorial Auditorium
5 - Erie, PA - Warner Theatre Erie
6 - Toledo, OH - Stranahan Theatre
7 - Louisville, KY - Louisville Palace
9 - Memphis, TN - The Orpheum Theatre
11 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
12 - Biloxi, MS - Hard Rock Casino & Resort
13 - Atlanta, GA - Cobb Energy Center

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