Styx Concert History

Styx is an American rock band from Chicago that formed in 1972 and became famous for its albums released in the late 1970s and early 1980s. They are best known for melding hard rock guitar balanced with acoustic guitar, synthesizers mixed with acoustic piano, upbeat tracks with power ballads, and incorporating elements of international musical theatre. The band established itself with a progressive rock sound in the 1970s, and began to incorporate pop rock and soft rock elements in the 1980s.

Date Concert Venue Location
Nov 09, 2023
Styx Apache Casino Hotel Lawton, Oklahoma, United States
Nov 07, 2023
Styx Ford Wyoming Center Casper, Wyoming, United States
Nov 03, 2023
Tuacahn Amphitheatre Ivins, UT
Nov 02, 2023
Styx Tuacahn Amphitheatre / Center For The Arts Ivins, Utah, United States
Oct 21, 2023
Styx Old National Events Plaza Evansville, Indiana, United States
Oct 20, 2023
Styx Charleston Municipal Auditorium Charleston, West Virginia, United States
Oct 12, 2023
Styx Blue Gate Performing Arts Center Shipshewana, Indiana, United States
Sep 30, 2023
Styx / REO Speedwagon Laughlin Event Center Laughlin, Nevada, United States
Sep 27, 2023
Styx Yaamava’ Theater at Yaamava’ Resort and Casino Highland, California, United States
Sep 25, 2023
Styx Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay San Diego, California, United States
Sep 23, 2023
Styx Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, Boise State University Boise, Idaho, United States
Aug 30, 2023
Styx / REO Speedwagon Allentown Fairgrounds Grandstand Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 13, 2023
Joe Bonamassa / Styx Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Bethel, New York, United States
Aug 12, 2023
Joe Bonamassa / Styx / Don Felder Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater Wantagh, New York, United States
Aug 11, 2023
Styx Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, United States
Aug 02, 2023
Styx / Foghat Celeste Center Columbus, Ohio, United States
Jul 29, 2023
Styx / Starship / Mickey Thomas

Styx with Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas

The Venue at Thunder Valley Casino Resort Lincoln, California, United States
Jul 28, 2023
Styx California Mid State Fair Paso Robles, CA, US
Jul 27, 2023
Styx Pacific Amphitheatre Costa Mesa, California, United States
Jul 14, 2023
Styx Water Works Park Des Moines, Iowa, United States

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Styx / Kansas
Aug 10, 2006
 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
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Styx / REO Speedwagon
Aug 28, 2001
 Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
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REO Speedwagon - Full Concert

Styx / REO Speedwagon
Aug 28, 2001
 Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
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REO Speedwagon / Styx / Loverboy
Jul 19, 2022
 Chula Vista, California, United States
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Styx / REO Speedwagon / Don Felder
Apr 07, 2018
 Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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STYX and PETER FRAMPTON, tags: Styx, Peter Frampton, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States, Ticket, Verizon Amphitheater - Styx / Peter Frampton on Jun 17, 2004 [862-small]


Styx / Peter Frampton
Jun 17, 2004
 Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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Styx / Ted Nugent on Oct 22, 1999 [824-small]

Styx / Ted Nugent
Oct 22, 1999
 Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
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Styx on Apr 3, 1981 [376-small]

Apr 03, 1981
 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Styx / Babys on Feb 5, 1980 [844-small]

Styx / Babys
Feb 05, 1980
 Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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The Ohio River Music Festival 1975 on Aug 3, 1975 [733-small]

The Ohio River Music Festival 1975
Aug 03, 1975 - Aug 04, 1975
 Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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Pop Rock
Hard Rock
Classic Rock
Progressive Rock
Soft Rock
Album Oriented Rock (AOR)
Mellow Gold
Art Rock
Glam Metal
Symphonic Rock
Rock Opera
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2023 63 concerts
2022 102 concerts
2021 84 concerts
2020 50 concerts
2019 94 concerts
2018 96 concerts
2017 93 concerts
2016 94 concerts
2015 116 concerts
2014 111 concerts
2013 105 concerts
2012 106 concerts
2011 100 concerts
2010 103 concerts
2009 114 concerts
2008 102 concerts
2007 96 concerts
2006 117 concerts
2005 129 concerts
2004 90 concerts
2003 122 concerts
2002 91 concerts
2001 108 concerts
2000 62 concerts
1999 44 concerts
1998 1 concert
1997 28 concerts
1996 68 concerts
1994 1 concert
1991 20 concerts
1988 1 concert
1984 2 concerts
1983 67 concerts
1982 2 concerts
1981 117 concerts
1980 19 concerts
1979 55 concerts
1978 69 concerts
1977 56 concerts
1976 44 concerts
1975 48 concerts
1974 8 concerts
1973 26 concerts
1972 3 concerts
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 Vincent Acquavella
 Kristen Warren
 Ross Cordaro
 Kyle Zastrow
 Wendy Crea
 Brayden Mc Namara
 Vincent Muckey
 Virginia Schmidt
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 Scarlet Frankly
 Judy Lepin
 Douglas Tkachyk
 Jane Corcoran
 Holly Shaw Hollis
 Ashley Hudson

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What genre is Styx?

Styx began as a progressive rock band that became quickly known for fusing hard rock guitar, strong ballads and acoustic guitar. However, they also embraced pop music and softer rock at the behest of Dennis DeYoung in the early 1980s.

When did Styx form?

Styx formed in August 1961 and was originally called “The Tradewinds.” The name was shortened to “TW4” in 1965. It was not until 1972 when the band signed to Wooden Nickel Records that it officially became “Styx.”

Where is the band Styx from?

Styx was formed as “The Tradewinds” in Roseland, Chicago, Illinois.

What was Styx's biggest hit?

Throughout their career, Styx released eight singles that reached the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 list in the United States, but only “Babe,” released in September 1979, reached the top spot.

Who were the original band members of Styx?

The band was started by 12 year old twin brothers Chuck and John Panozz along with their 14 year old neighbor Dennis DeYoung in 1961 as “The Tradewinds”. However, when the band signed with Wood Nikel Records in 1972, the lineup included:

  • Dennis DeYoung on vocals and keyboards
  • James “JY” Young on guitar and vocals
  • John Curulewski on guitar, vocals, and keyboards
  • Chuck Panozzo on bass and backing vocals
  • John Panozzo on drums and percussion

When did Tommy Shaw join Styx?

Tommy Shaw joined Styx as a new guitarist in 1975 and made his recording debut with the band in 1976 with the release of Crystal Ball.

Why did Tommy Shaw leave Styx?

Throughout the late 1970s and early ‘80s, DeYoung began taking more control over the band and pushing its members to shift toward a more pop-heavy sound. Shaw and other band members became dissatisfied stating that a shift from the progressive rock for which they had become well-known would alienate their fan base. Nonetheless, the band continued in that direction, releasing the overtly pop rock opera Kilroy Was Here in 1983. After Styx completed touring for the album in 1984, Shaw and other members left the band, causing it to break up for the first time.

Why did Dennis DeYoung leave Styx?

After disbanding in 1984, Styx reunited between 1990 and 1991 and then again in 1995. But just like in the early 1980s, the band mates soon began to clash over which direction to take the band. These disagreements worsened after Brave New World, released in 1999, received only moderate reviews and managed to rank at only 175 on The Billboard 200 chart.

When DeYoung contracted an illness that affected his ability to see, he requested the band postpone the Brave New World, but they decided to simply move forward with the tour as planned. DeYoung ultimately left the band.

Who replaced Dennis DeYoung in Styx?

When DeYoung left Styx in 1999, he was replaced by Lawrence Gowan.

Why did Styx breakup?

Styx broke up in 1984 because of disagreements between the band mates. They reunited in 1990, but after they were dumped from their record label in 1991, they disbanded a second time. After reuniting again in 1995, original band mates seemed to tolerate each other for a few years before DeYoung left in 1999 when the band decided to tour without him instead of pausing the show or allowing themselves to break up a third time.

How many concerts has Styx had?

Styx has had 3,027 concerts.

What genre is Styx?

Styx is most often considered to be Rock, United States, Pop Rock, Hard Rock, Classic Rock, Progressive Rock, Soft Rock, Album Oriented Rock (AOR), Mellow Gold, Art Rock, Glam Metal, Symphonic Rock, Melodic, Fantasy, Rock Opera, Anthemic, and Illinois.

When is the next Styx concert?

The next Styx concert is on June 14, 2023 at Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) in Durham, North Carolina, United States. The bands performing are: Styx / Edwin McCain.

When was the last Styx concert?

The last Styx concert was on June 03, 2023 at Freeman Arts Pavilion in Selbyville, Delaware, United States.

What songs does Styx play live?

The songs that Styx performs live vary, but here's the latest setlist that we have from the May 13, 2023 concert at Premier Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino in Meshantucket ct:

  1. To Those
  2. Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)
  3. The Grand Illusion
  4. Lady
  5. Crash of the Crown
  6. Light Up
  7. Lorelei
  8. Miss America
  9. Crystal Ball
  10. Rockin' the Paradise
  11. Our Wonderful Lives
  12. Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)
  13. Too Much Time on My Hands
  14. Khedive
  15. Lost at Sea
  16. Come Sail Away
  17. Mr. Roboto
  18. Renegade
  19. Coming Out the Other Side