Styx Releases New Album as 2021 Tour Begins

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Styx have released a new studio album, Crash of the Crown, their first in four years. The June 18 release coincided with the start of their 2021 summer tour. They’ll be appearing with many other classic rock bands including .38 Special and Collective Soul. Tickets for many of the dates, as well as exclusive VIP packages, are on sale here. See the itinerary below.

Listen to the several songs from the new LP, announced on May 6, below.

In the April 20 tour announcement, Styx’s Tommy Shaw said, “Hello friends… Man, have we missed you all! After all this time off, (whew!) and now to get together with this masterful band of storytelling troubadours, we can’t wait to see you all again live and in person, performing an evening of music we love.”

The Styx–lineup is James “JY” Young (lead vocals, guitars), Tommy Shaw (lead vocals, guitars), Chuck Panozzo (bass, vocals), Todd Sucherman (drums, percussion), Lawrence Gowan (lead vocals, keyboards) and Ricky Phillips (bass, guitar, vocals).

The title song of the new album is the first cut in the band’s history to feature three lead vocalists. It begins with Young, continues with Shaw heading up the middle section, and concludes with Gowan for the final verse.

Watch the lyric video for “Crash of the Crown”

Styx have earned eight Top 10 singles on the Hot 100, beginning with “Lady” and “Come Sail Away.” Others include their #1, “Babe,” as well as “The Best of Times” and “Too Much Time on My Hands.” Their multi-platinum albums include 1981’s Paradise Theatre and 1977’s The Grand Illusion. Their 16th studio album, The Mission, was released in 2017.

Listen to the anthemic “The Fight of Our Lives”

Watch Styx perform in 2019

Styx 2021 Tour (Tickets are available here)

Jun 19 – Southaven, MS – Landers Center (with Collective Soul)
Jun 20 – Brandon, MS – Brandon Amphitheatre (with Collective Soul)
Jun 22 – Louisville, KY – Waterfront Park (with Collective Soul)
Jun 24 – Lincoln, NE – Pinewood Bowl Amphitheatre (with Collective Soul)
Jun 25 – Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre (with Collective Soul)
Jun 26 – Camdenton, MO – Lake Ozarks Amphitheater (with Collective Soul)
Jun 27 – Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheatre (with Collective Soul)
Jul 03 – Dubuque, IA – Five Flags Center (Styx only)
Jul 04 – Chain-o-Lakes, MO – Heritage and Freedom Fest (Free concert)
Jul 09 – Prior Lake, MN – Lakefront Music Fest (with Cheap Trick, .38 Special)
Jul 10 – Greenville, WI – Catfish Festival (with .38 Special)
Jul 11 – West Fargo, ND – Red River Valley Fair (Styx only)
Jul 22 – Fort Wayne, IN – Performance Pavilion (Styx only)
Jul 23 – Kettering, OH – Fraze Pavilion (with Night Ranger)
Jul 24 – York, PA – York Fair Grandstand (with REO Speedwagon)
Jul 25 – Whitehouse Station, NJ – New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning (Styx only)
Jul 29 – Youngstown, OH – Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre
Jul 30 – Sharpsburg, KY – Barnyard Entertainment Venue
Jul 31 – Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak (Styx only)
Aug 05 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall (Styx only)
Aug 06 – Augusta, GA – Bell Auditorium (Styx only)
Aug 07 – North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Coliseum
Aug 08 – Lagrange, GA – Sweetland Amphitheatre
Aug 10 – Norfolk, VA – Chartway Arena
Aug 11 – Durham, NC – Durham PAC (Styx only)
Aug 13 – Sylvania, OH – Centennial Terrace & Quarry
Aug 15 – Lewisburg, WV – State Fair of West Virginia
Aug 18 – Des Moines, IA – Iowa State Fair Grandstand (with Tesla)
Aug 19 – Evansville, IN – Old National Events Plaza (Styx only)
Aug 21 – Woodstock, IL – McHenry County Fairgrounds
Sep 04 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
Sep 8-9 – Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theatre
Sep 11 – Brighton, CO – Adams County Fairgrounds (with Jefferson Starship)
Sep 14 – Salt Lake City, UT – Utah State Fairpark (Styx only)
Sep 22 – Puyallup, WA – Washington State Fair (with REO Speedwagon)
Sep 24 – Las Vegas, NV – The Venetian Theatre (Styx only)
Sep 25 – Las Vegas, NV – The Venetian Theatre (Styx only)
Sep 26 – Las Vegas, NV – The Venetian Theatre (Styx only)
Oct 01 – Atlantic City, NJ – Tropicana Showroom (Styx only)
Oct 02 – Waterloo, NY – del Lago Resort & Casino
Oct 06 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom (Styx only)
Oct 09 – Bensalem, PA – Parx Casino
Oct 15 – Lake Charles, LA – Country Club at the Golden Nugget
Oct 16 – Biloxi, MS – IP Casino Resort and Spa
Oct 21 – Amarillo, TX – Amarillo Civic Center Complex
Oct 23 – Austin, TX – Nutty Brown Amphitheatre
Oct 24 – Helotes, TX – John T. Floore Country Store
Nov 18 – Ralston, NE – Ralston Arena
Nov 19 – Salina, KS – Stiefel Theatre for the Perf. Arts
Nov 20 – Springfield, IL – UIS PAC

Related: Links to 100s of current classic rock tours

Listen to “Reveries” from the new album

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