Styx is preparing a U.S. concert tour highlighted by the performance of 1977′s <em>The Grand Illusion</em> and 1978′s <em>Pieces of Eight</em> in their entirety. Both albums spawned such hit singles and Classic Rock radio standards as "Come Sail Away," "Renegade," "Blue Collar Man" and "Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)."
And as icing on the cake, a seven-song EP, entitled <em>Regeneration, Volume I</em>, containing six newly re-recorded classics–"Come Sail Away," "Crystal Ball," "Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)," "Lorelei," "The Grand Illusion" and "Sing For The Day" – and a brand new track, "Difference In The World," will be available for sale at every stop along "The Grand Illusion/Pieces Of Eight" October/November tour route.
"This is the most unique Styx concert ever," says singer/guitarist Tommy Shaw. "It’s a hybrid experience of enjoying the artistry of the vinyl album and the energy and of our live performance. Some songs have never been performed live!"
Spawned from a suburban Chicago basement in the early ’70s, Styx would eventually transform into the virtual arena rock prototype by the late ’70s and early ’80s, due to a fondness for big rockers and soaring power ballads. Over the course of their 38-year career they’ve released 15 studio albums, 6 best-of compilations and 4 live albums, garnering 8 Top Ten singles. Styx has sold over 30 million albums worldwide.
To hear the new tracks and see concert dates, go to facebook.com/styxtheband.