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Styx Coming To Salina

KSAL StaffFebruary 25, 2014

A legendary rock band is coming to perform in Salina. Styx will perform an intimate show at the Stiefel Theater this summer.

Styx formed in Chicago. The group became famous for its albums from the mid-1970s and early 1980s. They were cutting-edge, melding the style of progressive-rock with the power of hard-rock guitar, strong ballads, and elements of international musical theater.

Styx is best-known for the hit songs “Lady” (#6, 1973), “Come Sail Away” (#8, 1977), “Babe” (#1, 1979), “The Best of Times” (#3, 1981), “Too Much Time on My Hands” (#9, 1981) and “Mr. Roboto” (#3, 1983). Other hits include “Show Me the Way” (#3, 1990), “Don’t Let It End” (#6, 1983), “Renegade” (#16, 1978) and “Boat on the River”, a big hit in much of Europe. The band has four consecutive albums certified multi-platinum, as well as sixteen top 40 singles in the US.

The band is well known for its 1980s concept efforts that include the 1981 album “Paradise Theater” and 1983’s “Kilroy Was Here” album and concert tour, which was performed as a rock opera.

Tommy Shaw, James “JY” Young, Lawrence Gowan, Todd Sucherman and Ricky Phillips (along with the occasional surprise appearance by original bassist Chuck Panozzo), have performed more live since ’99 than all of the previous years of its career combined. Two Super-Bowl appearances, Pollstar Box Office chart-topping tours with Def Leppard, Journey, Boston, REO Speedwagon, Bad Company (to name only a few), two more studio albums and no end in sight, Styx continues to conquer the planet, one venue at a time.

Tickets to see Styx perform in Salina go on sale Friday, March 7th. For more information call the Stiefel Theater at 785-827-1998. Stiefel Friend’s members tickets go on sale Monday, March 3rd.

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