Styx Announcement (Attn: CC)
Posted by: Rocker Chic ()
Date: March 29, 2001 05:07AM

Straight from the Official Styx Web Site (www.styxworld.com), here is the press release about the announcement made today:

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STYX AND BAD COMPANY CO-HEADLINE 2001 CONCERT TOUR

40-Date Triple Header North American Concert Is Rock & Roll Event Of The Summer

CLEVELAND (March 28, 2001) - Styx and Bad Company today announced their 2001 North American concert tour at a press conference held at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. The 40-date tour is slated to kick off on May 10th in Cleveland at Blossom Music Center and will include stops in amphitheaters throughout the spring and summer. A portion of the ticket sale proceeds will benefit the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the world's only museum dedicated to preserving the legacy of rock and roll. Styx's "Arch Allies" tour (with REO Speedwagon) was one of last year's top grossing tours, and with the addition of Bad Company and Billy Squier, this "rock & roll fantasy" promises to be one of the most highly anticipated tours this summer.

Styx, Bad Company, and Billy Squier will be treating fans to a timeless night of music, performing classics from their legendary music catalog such as "Too Much Time On My Hands," "Rock & Roll Fantasy," "The Stroke," "Renegade," "Feel Like Makin' Love," and many more, including some vintage favorites that haven't been preformed live in years, and all new stage sets. The tour will also include performances by 19-year-old blues-rock sensation Joe Stark.
A special, intimate acoustic performance is scheduled for May 7th at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame featuring Styx and Bad Company. This concert will be open to the public and free with paid admission to the Hall of Fame. David Spero, senior director of programming Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, will be the moderator.

"This concert is going to be a great night of music. It will be the soundtrack to many people's lives. We are thrilled to have the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on board, and we certainly feel honored to be associated with this outstanding organization," said Charlie Brusco, Alliance Artists.

About Styx
Styx have scored eight Top 10 singles, including "Too Much Time On My Hands," "Lady," and "Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)," with each release achieving either Gold or Platinum status. The albums The Grand Illusion, Pieces of Eight, Cornerstone, and Paradise Theatre created a new record for four consecutive triple-platinum album sales by a single artist. In 1997 the band released Return to Paradise, a double live album recorded during their 1996 reunion tour, and was certified Gold in 1998. Joining Styx guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw and guitarist/vocalist James "JY" Young are bassist/vocals Glen Burtnik (who joined the band in 1990 when he briefly replaced Shaw), Lawrence Gowan on keyboards/vocals, and drummer Todd Sucherman. Original bassist Chuck Panozzo joins the band onstage for special appearances on select dates during the tour. Arch Allies - Live at Riverport, their latest album, was released in 2000 on CMC International Records, a double-live album recorded during their smash "Arch Allies" tour with REO Speedwagon.

About Bad Company
One of the most acclaimed bands of the classic rock era, Bad Company is back on the road again to follow up their critically acclaimed reunion tour. Led by Paul Rodgers, "the Voice," the band also features from the original lineup Simon Kirke, longtime Bad Co guitarist David "Bucket" Colwell, and renowned bassist Rick Wills, who has also performed with Foreigner, David Gilmour, and Bad Company. In 1973 Bad Company signed to Led Zeppelin's label Swan Song and became an instant worldwide hit. Their 1974 self-titled release went five times platinum and featured the Grammy Award-winning and Number One single, "Can't Get Enough," as well as the smash hits, "Rock Steady," "Ready For Love," "Bad Company," and "Movin' On." The triple-platinum album Straight Shooter was released the following year and featured the Top 10 single "Feel Like Makin' Love," followed by Run With the Pack in 1976, Bad Company's third consecutive million-selling record. The double-platinum album Desolation Angels in 1979 featured the Gold single "Rock & Roll Fantasy," a classic rock staple. Bad Company's latest, Anthology, contains four new tracks, "Hey, Hey" and "Hammer of Love," received significant radio airplay and chart action exemplifies how timeless their music is.

About Billy Squier
Billy Squier exploded on the music scene in 1981 with the release of Don't Say No, which sold triple platinum and spun off the monster single "The Stroke," as well as two more hit singles, "In The Dark," and "My Kinda Lover." Don't Say No reached number 5 on The Billboard 200 chart, and remained on that chart for 111 weeks. Squier's next album, Emotions In Motion, quickly achieved double platinum status on the back of the number one single, "Everybody Wants You." On this tour, Squier will focus primarily on songs from this period, but expect to hear other fan favorites as well. Over his career, Billy has sold nearly 15 million records worldwide, has received 3 multi-platinum and 3 gold certification awards, and had numerous Top 40 singles. Billy Squier's long awaited return to the concert stage with a band comes after a ten-year absence.

About Joe Stark
19-year-old guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Joe Stark wrote and produced his first CD, Skyeboy, in 1995 at the age of 13. Almost immediately, fellow Houma, Louisiana musicians took notice of his astonishing guitar playing and vocal capability. By the time Stark released his second album Nokentroll just two years later, his fan base was growing rapidly as word of his blistering live performances began to spread. He has continued to impress fans and critics alike with his innovative and always spontaneous live shows as he toured extensively in Florida, Louisiana and Alabama. He has opened for musical giants like Joe Walsh, Peter Frampton, and Eddie Money, and has played such prestigious festivals as the Bay Festival in Mobile, and the Voodoo Festival in New Orleans. JOE STARK, his latest release, is his first on the Pittsburgh-based label Prime Time Music.

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Styx Announcement (Attn: CC)123 Rocker Chic 03/29/2001 05:07AM
Joe Stark 65Peter M. Bietenholz03/29/2001 05:57AM
Re: Styx Announcement (Attn: CC) 67Dave03/29/2001 07:25AM
Billy's got a band. 62 Bladesian 03/29/2001 09:38AM
Re: Styx Announcement (Attn: CC) 85CC03/30/2001 12:43AM
Re: Styx Announcement (Attn: CC) 63 Rocker Chic 03/30/2001 01:59AM
Re: Styx Announcement (Attn: CC) 76 Kurt 03/30/2001 02:06AM
Re: Styx Announcement (Attn: CC) 71CC03/30/2001 04:55AM
Re: Styx Announcement (Attn: CC) 85 Brian 03/30/2001 06:13PM


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