Tickets for the residency will go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 26, at 10 a.m. PT at . Presale tickets will be available beginning Wednesday, August 24, at 10 a.m. PT. Styx and Felder previously performed together during the 2014 Soundtrack of Summer Tour, which also featured Foreigner .
A re-recording of their early hit "Lady" (titled "Lady '95") for a Greatest Hits compilation finally united with his former Styx bandmates, which led to a full-on reunion tour in 1996. But drummer John Panozzo fell seriously ill at the time (due to a long struggle with alcoholism), which prevented him from joining the proceedings -- and he passed away in July of the same year. Although grief-stricken, Styx persevered with new drummer Todd Sucherman taking the place of Panozzo, as the Styx reunion tour became a surprise sold-out success, resulting in the release of a live album/video, 1997's Return to Paradise, while a whole new generation of rock fans was introduced to the grandiose sounds of Styx via a humorous car ad which used the track "Mr. Roboto," as well as songs used in such TV shows as South Park and Freaks & Geeks. The group even stuck around long enough to issue a new studio album, 1999's Brave New World, before friction within the band set in once again.
I recently interviewed bassist and former member of The Babys and Bad English, the incredibly talented Ricky Phillips. Styx is currently on the road with and on the and they released a companion album, , featuring a new version of “Hotel California” that’s performed by Felder, Styx and Foreigner. Enjoy the interview and make sure to catch the guys when they come to your area this summer.
With the other Styx members wanting to soldier on with further albums and tours, was forced to take a break when he developed an uncommon viral ailment, which made the singer extremely sensitive to light. was able to eventually overcome his disorder, but not before and Young opted to enlist new singer Larry Gowan and issued a pair of live releases in the early 21st century -- 2000's Arch Allies: Live at Riverport (split 50-50 between Styx and ) and 2001's Styx World: Live 2001. began touring as a solo artist at the same time, and eventually attempted to sue and Young over the use of the name Styx (the lawsuit was eventually settled in late 2001). Around the same time, Chuck Panozzo confirmed rumors that he had contracted AIDS (but was battling the virus successfully), while the turbulent career of Styx was told in an entertaining episode of VH1's Behind the Music.