Styx has a bunch of news for its fans this summer.
The band is currently on the road on a co-headlining tour with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. The tour includes a stop in North Carolina’s capitol city, Raleigh next week at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek. Fellow veteran rock act Tesla is also on the bill as support. Tickets for that show are available now here.
Styx’s latest tour run is in support of its latest album, The Mission, which was released June 16, 2017 via UMe. This summer, the band will have two more reasons for its tour as it re-issues The Mission and as vocalist Tommy Shaw prepares to release his new album.
The Mission is currently scheduled to be re-issued July 27 via Alpha Dog 2T/UMe. The new re-issue is expected to include a bonus DVD with bonus videos, “making of’ documentary interviews with Tommy Shaw and producer Will Evankovich, music videos for ‘Gone, Gone, Gone’ and ‘Radio Silence,’ and three hi-res playback modes and more. Pre-orders are open now.
On June 29, Shaw will release his new live recording Sing For The Day via Eagle Rock Entertainment. Shaw was joined by the Contemporary Youth Orchestra for the 13-song performance. Originally recorded in 2016 at the Waetjen Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohhio, the concert — which will be available on CD, Blu-ray and digital platforms — features unique takes on classic Styx and Tommy Shaw songs such as ‘Blue Collar Man,’ ‘Girls With Guns,’ and ‘Too Much Time on My Hands.’
Along with presenting some familiar songs in a new format, the concert also marks the 10th anniversary of Styx’s original 2006 performance with the Contemporary Youth Orchestra. That performance was captured in the band’s live recording One With Everything. Sing For The Day!‘s set list is noted below. Pre-orders are open now.
Along with the noted releases, AXS TV will present on June 30, a “Saturday Styx Lineup.” The broadcast, which starts at 1 p.m. ET, will feature conversations and classic Styx performances. Shaw and band mates Jame “Jy” Young and Lawrence Gowan will sit down with legendary news man Dan Rather to talk about the band’s history, the writing process an more in “The Big Interview.”
The celebration continues at 2 p.m. as the band joins none other than Sammy Hagar (ex-Van Halen, Chickenfoot, ex-Ronnie Montrose) for a special session backstage at The Venetian in Las Vegas on “Rock and Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar.”
At 2:30, AXS TV will air the band’s 2015 recording Live at the Orleans Arena Las Vegas. The 18-song set was originally recorded during a performance by the band at said venue in 2014 during its “Soundtrack of Summer” tour. The recording was released in stores and online September 2, 2016 via Eagle Rock Entertainment.
Shaw’s previously noted upcoming performance with the Contemporary Youth Orchestra continues the network’s afternoon-long schedule at 3 p.m. ET. It all starts over at 5 p.m. ET.
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