Styx and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts will surely make for a fun-filled night of music for sure and when you add Tesla to the mix well its a win win for everyone.
We might still be in the throes of winter, but the summer tours that are getting announced are surely going to help us get to the warmer weather faster. Well, mentally at least. Check out the news about Styx and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.
The Press Release:
Legendary rockers STYX and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS are teaming up with TESLA for a summer U.S. tour that kicks off May 30 in Irvine, CA at the FivePoint Amphitheatre. Tickets for various cities of the tour, produced by Live Nation, will go on sale starting Friday, February 16 at 10am local time at Livenation.com. STYX and TESLA will be offering VIP packages via their own exclusive pre-sales beginning Wednesday, February 14 at 10am local time at StyxWorld.com and Teslatheband.com. Fans can explore JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS VIP packages available at the time of ticket purchase and at VIPNation.com.
STYX: Tommy Shaw (vocals, guitars), James “JY” Young (vocals, guitars), Lawrence Gowan (vocals, keyboards), Todd Sucherman (drums) and Ricky Phillips (bass), along with the occasional surprise appearance by original bassist Chuck Panozzo—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 40-year career they’ve released 15 studio albums, six best-of compilations and four live albums, garnering eight Top Ten singles. STYX has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. Throughout their illustrious career, they’ve performed more live shows since 1999 than all of the previous years of its career combined. Two Super Bowl appearances, Pollstar box office chart-topping tours with Def Leppard, Journey, Boston, and Bad Company (to name only a few), two more studio albums. September 2, 2016 marked the long-awaited release date of STYX: LIVE AT THE ORLEANS ARENA LAS VEGAS on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Formats via Eagle Rock Entertainment. It captures the band performing in July 2014 such fan favorites as: “Too Much Time On My Hands,” Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man),” “Renegade,” and more. It also includes a special surprise visit from Don Felder—formerly of the Eagles—for a rousing performance of “Blue Collar Man (Long Nights).” It was released on CD July 24, 2015. After 14 years, STYX’s sonically sweet 16th studio album and its most ambitious, most challenging, and most rewarding album to date, THE MISSION, was finally released June 16, 2017 on the band’s label, Alpha Dog 2T/UMe. It debuted on various Billboard charts, including: #6 Top Rock Albums, #11 Physical Albums, #11 Vinyl Albums, #13 Current Albums, #14 Billboard Top Albums, #16 Retail, #17 Mass Merch/Non-Traditional, #29 Digital Albums, and #45 Top 200 Albums (includes catalog and streaming).
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The United We Rock Tour for 2017 features Styx, REO Speedwagon and Don Felder. There’s going to be a hot time in the old town tonight.
I don’t think I need to say much more about this one do I? Check out the fun video for the tour.
The Tour Dates:
6/20 – Ridgefield, WA, Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre
6/21 – Auburn, WA, White River Amphitheatre
6/23 – Concord, CA, Concord Pavilion
6/24 – Los Angeles, CA, Greek Theatre
6/25 – Paso Robles, CA, Vina Robles Amphitheatre
6/27 – Salt Lake City, UT, USANA Amphitheatre
6/29 – Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
7/1 – Tinley Park, IL, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
7/18 – Tampa, FL, MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
7/19 – West Palm Beach, FL, Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
7/20 – Jacksonville, FL, Daily’s Place
7/22 – Nashville, TN, Ascend Amphitheatre
7/23 – Alpharetta, GA, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/25 – Detroit, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/27 – Indianapolis, IN, Klipsch Music Center
7/29 – Houston, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
7/30 – Dallas, TX, Starplex Pavilion
8/11 – Bethel, NY, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
8/12 – Atlantic City, NJ, Borgata Event Center
8/13 – Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live
8/15 – Gilford, NH, Bank of NH Pavilion
8/16 – Wantagh, NY, Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
8/18 – Niagara Falls, NY, Seneca Niagara Events Center (Styx / REO only)
8/19 – Mansfield, MA, Xfinity Center
8/20 – Bangor, ME, Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
8/22 – Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ve been into the music of Styx for a very long time and while the first album that I ever purchased from them off the racks came care of “Paradise Theatre” at The Little Record Store (my IRL friends know exactly where I am speaking of in this reference), I was pretty much a fan of the band for some years earlier thanks to tracks such as “Renegade”, “Come Sail Away” and “Lorelei” along with many others. Not this next disclosure might crack you up because despite being a fan of the band for more than two decades I have NEVER EVER seen them live in concert. I’ve tried and tried but something always managed to get in the way of my being there in terms of scheduling or ending up with a ticket. I guess we cannot be everywhere in life. The reason I even mention this is because I’ve also never seen either of the other acts in REO Speedwagon and Don Felder. In my formative music years I listened to all of The Eagles hits and that “High Infidelity” album by REO was something that EVERYONE had in their music collection. EVERYONE. I’m not kidding and with that one you could even hear its hits on mainstream radio and not just the ones dedicated to Big Rock. Amazing times for sure. You younger fans probably don’t really recall even owning a radio but that was how we did it back in the day. So, let me close up and ask the eternally asked inquiry….Will you be seeing this tour and how excited for it are you? Let me know in the comments section below.
The Def Leppard tour has been cancelled due to illness and will be rescheduled. Please watch this space for that information. Refunds are available at point of purchase if you should want one.