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James "J.Y." Young, Chuck Panozzo, Tommy Shaw,
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How To Book STYX For Your Event!
Styx may be available for your next special event!
Timeline for STYX:
2005 - "Big Bang Theory," a reinterpretation of the "Great Rock Songbook," is released on May 10th, 2005 on New Door/UMe.2005 - Brad Pitt's Heineken commercial airs only once in the U.S. during the Super Bowl and features "Renegade." It is the most talked about ad of the entire game.
Styx has a radio hit with "I Am the Walrus," which rapidly ascended the charts to #2 across the nation at Classic Rock Radio.2004 - Greg Solk at WLUP radio in Chicago asks for a copy of "I Am the Walrus" to play on the air. Jim Ladd was next to play it on KLOS in Los Angeles.
Styx is invited to perform at
Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas in June. Since they had just played there three weeks previously, they decide to perform their version of the Beatles classic "I Am the Walrus," which keyboardist Lawrence Gowan had only performed in sound checks.
2004 - Styx records at Chess Records' legendary 2120 studios in South Chicago after James Young drives by and is inspired to stop in. The home base of blues great Willie Dixon is also the home of the Willie Dixon Blues Heaven Foundation, for which
Styx decides to perform a new version of "Blue Collar Man" and donated the proceeds to Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven Foundation. The event evolves into a bigger experience with the addition of blues greats
Koko Taylor and Johnnie Johnson. 2003 -
Styx performs at the Super Bowl XXXVII pre-game show at Qualcomm Stadium.
2003 - Ricky Phillips of Bad English and Babys fame joins the band. Bass player Emeritus Chuck Panozzo also plays with the band for select tour dates.
2003 - "Waiting for Our Time" from "Cyclorama" punches into Mainstream Rock Top 40.
2003 - "Cyclorama" is released, which included guest appearances by Billy Bob Thornton,
John Waite, Jude Cole and
2001 Styx performs at the Super Bowl XXXV pre-game show at Raymond James Stadium.
1999 - Keyboardist and third vocalist Lawrence Gowan joins the band.
1999 Volkswagon launches major television ad campaign featuring "Mr. Roboto."
Styx issued its first studio album in nearly a decade with "Brave New World."1996 -
Styx reunites for a tour with new drummer Todd Sucherman (John Panozzo passed away in July) commemorated by live gold "Return to Paradise" released the following year.
1995 - "Greatest Hits" released; certified platinum.1990 - The band reunites for the gold "Edge of the Century." Its "Show Me the Way," a Gulf War anthem, rose to #3 Pop, and "Love is the Ritual" to the Mainstream Rock Top 40.
1984 - "Caught in the Act," a live album, cracked the Top 40.
1983 - "Kilroy Was Here" scored platinum status, charted at #3 and featured the gold "Mr. Roboto" and Top 10 "Don't Let it End."
1981 - The concept album masterpiece "Paradise Theatre" arrived with Top 10's "Too
Much Time on My Hands" and "The Best of Times." "Too Much Time on My Hands" was also featured in the first hour of MTV's initial broadcast. "Paradise Theatre," who's "Snowblind" hit the Mainstream Rock Top 30, shot to #1.
1979's "Cornerstone" reached #2 and double platinum. In 1980,
Styx was voted the most popular band in America, according to a Gallup poll.1978 - "Pieces of Eight" went triple platinum and Top 10 spawning Top 20 "Renegade" and Top 30 "Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)."
1977 - "Grand Illusion" sent
Styx into the stratosphere reaching triple platinum and featuring Top 10 "Come Sail Away" and Top 40 "Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young
1976 - "Mademoiselle" from the gold "Crystal Ball" went Top 40.
1975 - Alabama singer-guitarist Tommy Shaw replaces outgoing member John Curulewski.
1975 - Styx's first album for A&M Records, "Equinox," earned gold and yielded the Top 40 hit "Lorelei."
1974 - "Man of Miracles" is released. "Lady," the first of
Styx's 16 Top 40 songs shoots up the charts. This record is the last of the recordings for RCA's Wooden Nickel label.
1973 - "The Serpent is Rising" is released.
1973 - "Styx II" is released, containing the band's breakthrough, the epic ballad "Lady."
1972 - Styx debuts with their self-titled first album.1970 - In November, James "JY" Young joined Chuck and John Panozzo,
Dennis De Young and
John Curulewski to create what would be the line-up that, in 1972, would release its first album and become known as
Hit songs by Styx include --
- Too Much Time On My Hands
- Mr. Roboto
- Show Me The Way
- The Best of Times
- Don't Let It End
- Come Sail Away
- Rockin' The Paradise
- Love Is The Ritual
- Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)
- Love at First Sight
- Why Me
- Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)
- Waiting for Our Time
- Music Time
Styx may be available for your next special event!
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.Pop/Rock. / PopRock
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.Arena Rock. / ArenaRock
.Album Rock. / AlbumRock
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Frequently Asked Questions About Booking STYX
HOW TO BOOK STYX?
(i.e., how to hire STYX for an event)
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Simply click on the "Booking information" link found on this page.
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Include information about your plans for your event and how hiring STYX (or someone similar) might be of special interest.
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HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK/HIRE STYX?
Official booking fees for STYX, or any other celebrity, are
determined based on a number of factors and may change at anytime without prior
(i.e., what is the fee of STYX for an event?)
(i.e., what is STYX charging to perform at an event?)
Factors influencing pricing vary and may include date, location, type of
event, whether a private party or a public concert, the artist's calendar,
whether the artist is on tour or not, how well tickets are selling at the
artist's concerts, the current demand for the artist's music, market activity, etc.
As you might expect, the more in-demand the artist is, the more buyers are
prepared to pay. Of course, this causes the artist's price to increase as
the artist becomes more popular, or decrease when becoming less popular.
Exclusive agents with exclusive representation frequently quote a
range instead of a specific price, since changes can occur at anytime.
artist's manager has a role in the decision to accept any
particular offer from a talent buyer.
To learn the most current artist's pricing, or the estimated
artist's fee for your particular event, simply click on the "Booking
information" link found on this page. Then, send us your request for booking
IS STYX AVAILABLE TO WORK MY EVENT?
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your request for booking information.
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Once we have your event/party information, we will be better able to assist
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