STYX Announce March 15th Premier For AXS-TV Special

It’s been over two years since a full Styx concert was broadcast on national TV (Styx:  The Grand Illusion/Pieces Of Eight Live DVD, which aired on VH1 Classic and the Palladia HD channel). Now comes time for a brand new live event that’s set to premiere on AXS-TV on Sunday, March 15th at 8 PM, Eastern Time/5 PM, Pacific Time.
 
The band’s show was filmed at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV in front of a sold-out, adoring audience during last year’s The Soundtrack of Summer tour. Styx performed many of their greatest hits, including “Come Sail Away”, “Renegade” and “The Grand Illusion”. They even dug deep into their catalog for such fan favorites as “Light Up” and were joined on stage by tour mate and former Eagles guitar legend Don Felder for “Blue Collar Man”. Felder’s show earlier that same night was also filmed for AXS-TV, which will air immediately following Styx’ special. Felder’s special culminates with special guest Styx guitarist Tommy Shaw trading vocals and the classic electric guitar licks on “Hotel California”.
 
Def Leppard returns to the road this summer for an extensive North American tour with Styx and Tesla. The Live Nation-promoted tour, hitting nearly 50 cities across the US and Canada, will kick off on June 23rd in Tampa, FL at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. Tickets are on sale via LiveNation.com.

“Our 2007 tour with Def Leppard forged a friendship that’s never wavered,” proclaims Styx singer/guitarist Tommy Shaw. “It was such an unforgettably fun experience for us. We’ve all been waiting for the planets to align so we could do it again. Well friends, they have indeed aligned! And this time, those soulful bad boys from Sacramento, Tesla, will be there, too. What a night of music this will be! Is summer here yet? Come on!”
 
Guitarist James “JY” Young is equally as excited: ”The mutual admiration society between Styx and Def Leppard began in the UK in 1978 when Joe Elliott attended Styx’s first-ever performance in Def Leppard’s home town of Sheffield, England,” he says. “Both bands having emanated from working class beginnings, either on the South Side of Chicago, or the Steel Town of Sheffield, England, there is a natural camaraderie and synergy amongst them. I feel like these guys are long-lost brothers of mine. It’s going to be Guitars A-blazin’ and Drums A-poundin’ regardless of who’s on the stage, featuring arguably the most successful rock band of the late 1980’s, paired with one of the most successful bands of the late 1970s, early 1980s. The ingestion of too much sugar can lead to illness, but “Pour Some Sugar On Me” is a recipe for healthy smiles and a fun night for everyone!!!”

Tour dates:

June
23 – Tampa – FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
25 – West Palm Beach – FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
27 – Birmingham – AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
28 – Atlanta – GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
30 – Charlotte – NC – PNC Music Pavilion

July
2 – Bristow – VA – Jiffy Lube Live
3 – Virginia Beach – VA – Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
5 – Uncasville – CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
7 – Gilford – MD – Bank of NH Pavilion at Meadowbrook
9 – Mansfield – MA – Xfinity Center
11 – Bethel – NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
12 – Darien – NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
14 – Toronto – ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
15 – Youngstown – OH – Covelli Centre
17 – Clarkston – MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
21 – Mt. Pleasant – MI – Soaring eagle Resort & Casino
23 – Saratoga Springs – NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
24 – Wantagh – NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
25 – Holmdel – NJ – PNC Banks Art Center

August
7 – Sturgis – SD – Buffalo Chip Campground
8 – Sioux Falls – SD – Sioux Falls Arena
10 – Oklahoma City – OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena
11 – Kansas City – MO – Starlight Theatre
14 – Sedalia – MO – Missouri State Fair
15 – Des Moines – IA – Iowa State Fair
17 – Cincinnati – OH – Riverbend Music Center
18 – Nashville – TN – Bridgestone Arena
21 – Dallas – TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
22 – Woodlands – TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
23 – Austin – TX – Austin360 Amphitheater
27 – St. Paul – MN – Minnesota State Fair
28 – Grand Forks – ND – Alerus Center
30 – Noblesville – IN – Klipsch Music Center

September
1 – Allentown – PA – The Great Allentown Fair
3 – Louisville – KY – KFC Yum! Center
4 – Maryland Heights – MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
5 – Tinley Park – IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
16 – Auburn – WA – White River Amphitheatre
17 – Ridgefield – WA – Amphitheater Northwest
19 – Mountain View – CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
22 – Chula Vista – CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
23 – Phoenix – AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
25 – Albuquerque – NM – Isleta Amphitheater
26 – Denver – CO – Pepsi Center
28 – West Valley City – UT – USANA Amphitheatre
30 – Spokane – WA – Spokane Arena

October
2 – Bozeman – MT – Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
4 – Bismarck – ND – Bismarck Civic Center

 

Fonte: Bravewords.com

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