The American rock band Styx (also stylized as 'st?ks) gained popularity for their compositions during the seventies and early eighties. They are popular for fusing elements of global musical theater in their music. Their compositions are a blend of prog-rock, strong ballads and the power of hard-rock guitar. Members of the band include Chuck Panozzo, James "J.Y." Young, Ricky Phillips, Todd Sucherman, Tommy Shaw and Lawrence Gowan. This esteemed band with talented musicians is coming to your home town in Milwaukee. The performance is scheduled at Northern Lights Theatre with stunning two-tiered layout at Potawatomi Casino. Get cheap Styx tickets and enjoy a world class performance at a state-of-the-art venue. These wonderful musicians perform with one motto: utmost entertainment for the audience, and that’s exactly what fans will get to see at the upcoming event.
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Established in 1961 in Chicago, the band was initially known as “The Tradewinds”. This initial line-up of the band included Dennis DeYoung as the accordion player as well as John Panozzo and Chuck Panozzo on drums and bass respectively. Adding two more members the vocalist and guitarist John Curulewski and James Young (J.Y.), the band changed their name to “TW4” for a while. When the band signed a contract with Wooden Nickel Records, they finally came up with the name “Styx”. Numerous suggestions were made but it was the only name that none of the band members hated.
The current sextet includes a bunch of talented musicians, each with great skill set. American musician Charles Salvatore "Chuck" Panozzo was born in 1948. Chuck frequently tours with the band and plays the bass. Born in 1949, James V. "J.Y." Young is an established songwriter, guitarist and singer. He was a child prodigy who started playing piano and keyboard since he was five. Tommy Roland Shaw is an American guitarist who was born in 1953. Releasing several solo albums, he has established himself as a successful singer, performer and songwriter. Born in 1969, Todd Sucherman is an American drummer who belonged to a family of musicians. Scottish-born Canadian musician, Lawrence Henry Gowan was born in 1956. He is the lead vocalist and keyboardist of the band and performs as a solo artist as well. American bass guitarist, Ricky Lynn Phillips was born in 1953. As a member of ‘The Babys’ and ‘Bad English’, Lynn played in Nasty Habit.
Styx is the first ever musical band that has garnered four multi-platinum albums back to back by the RIAA. Each of the albums including The Grand Illusion released in 1977, Pieces of Eight in 1978, Cornerstone in 1978 and Paradise Theater in 1981 sold over two million records. Over the years, Styx has produced fifteen studio albums, six live albums, fourteen compilation albums, two extended plays and thirty one singles. Their live album ‘Return to Paradise’ was released in 1997 and got certified Gold. The hit songs of the band include "Lady" ranking at number six in 1973, "Babe" ranking at number one in 1979, "The Best of Times" ranking at number 3 in 1981, and "Mr. Roboto" ranking at number 3 in 1983. Other hits include "Show Me the Way" ranking at number 3 in 1990, "Don't Let It End" ranking at number 6 in 1983 and "Renegade" ranking at number 16 in 1978. The single "Boat on the River" became a smashing hit in Europe.
As per the review on ‘92.9 Jack FM’, the members of the Styx band were praised for the skill set they possess. Lawrence Gowan was described as a great performer with quite the vocal range. He referred Tommy Shaw and J.Y. as blood of the band that keeps the band flowing and are the driving force. They are not only known to perform a fun filled performance but present it with devotion and passion. According to Ted Hansen’s review at examiner.com, the band not only provides world class sound but complements it with spectacular visuals and feelers as well. It is not uncommon to witness streamers and confetti falling out from the roof. Their performances are experienced by an audience that sings along and claps in precision to the tunes. Styx put on a great show for the rockers attending their concert. So what are you waiting for, get Styx tickets and rush to Northern Lights Theatre at the Potawatomi Casino to enjoy fantastic music of these luminaries, live on stage.