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Styx Free Show!

Free Styx Show

It was July of last year when the Retro Band, Styx, graced The Gallo Center for The Arts in Modesto. If you were there you experienced a Rockin’ good time. Just recently I received an email from their publicist for a free show. This Styx concert won’t be happening at any local venue, but in the comfort of your own easy chair. That’s right, this concert will be televised directly into your big screen HD TV for free.

Talk about an early Christmas gift, as an added bonus former Eagles guitarist Don Felder’s show earlier that same night was also filmed for AXS TV which will air immediately following STYX’s special. Felder’s special culminates with special guest STYX guitarist, Tommy Shaw, trading vocals and sharing classic electric guitar licks on The Eagles hit song “Hotel California.”

It’s been over two years since a full STYX concert was broadcast on national TV (“Styx: The Grand Illusion/Pieces Of Eight Live” DVD, which aired on VH1 Classic and the Palladia HD channel). The previous Styx concert was filmed at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV in front of a sold-out adoring audience during last year’s “The Soundtrack of Summer” tour. STYX performed many of their greatest hits, including “Come Sail Away,” “Renegade,” and “The Grand Illusion.” They even dug deep into their catalog for such fan favorites as “Light Up,” and were joined on stage by tour mate and former Eagles guitar legend Don Felder for “Blue Collar Man.”

Meanwhile, as STYX’s headlining tour continues to work its way across the U.S., the legendary Rock band has confirmed a massive summer tour supporting another legendary Rock band, Def Leppard, along with Tesla. The three-month trek will launch in June and conclude October 4 in Bismarck, ND at the Bismarck Civic Center. Combined, STYX–Tommy Shaw (vocals, guitar), James “JY” Young (guitar, vocals), Chuck Panozzo (bass), Lawrence Gowan (vocals, keyboards), Ricky Phillips (bass) and Todd Sucherman (drums)–and Def Leppard have sold over 100 million albums worldwide. So if you can’t make it to any one of the live shows below, grab yourself the best seat in your living room with a few cold ones and air guitar your heart out in private to a brand new Styx live event.

Premiere on AXS TV on Sunday, March 15 at 8pm Eastern Time/5pm Pacific Time.
Efren Martinez

Check out STYX at any of the following stops (with more to be added in the coming weeks):



STYX Headlining:

Thu 2/26 Tulsa, OK The Joint/Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa
Fri 2/27 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Sat 2/28 Fort Worth, TX Billy Bob’s Texas
Thu 3/12 N Myrtle Beach, NC House of Blues
Fri 3/13 Cherokee, NC Harrah’s Cherokee Pavilion
Sat 3/14 Orlando, FL Universal Studios Florida – Music Plaza Stage
Fri 3/20 Norman, OK Riverwind Casino
Sat 3/21 Mulvane, KS Kansas Star Arena

STYX With Def Leppard and Tesla:

Thu 6/25 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheater
Sat 6/27 Birmingham, AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Sun 6/28 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Tue 6/30 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavillion Charlotte
Thu 7/2 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Fri 7/3 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
Sun 7/5 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Tue 7/7 Gilford, NH Bank of NH Pavilion at Meadowbrook
Thu 7/9 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
Sat 7/11 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Sun 7/12 Darien Lake, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Tue 7/14 Toronto, ONT. Molson Amphitheatre
Fri 7/17 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Thu 7/23 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Fri 7/24 Saratoga Springs, NY SPAC
Sat 7/25 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Fri 8/7 Davenport, IA Mississippi Valley Fair (STYX ONLY)
Sat 8/8 Sioux Falls, SD Sioux Falls Arena
Tue 8/11 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
Fri 8/14 Sedalia, MO Missouri State Fair
Sat 8/15 Des Moines, IA Iowa State Fair
Mon 8/17 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Tue 8/18 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Fri 8/21 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sat 8/22 Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sun 8/23 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater
Thu 8/27 St. Paul, MN Minnesota State Fair
Fri 8/28 Grand Forks, ND Alerus Center
Sun 8/30 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
Tue 9/1 Allentown, PA The Great Allentown Fair
Thu 9/3 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
Fri 9/4 Maryland Heights, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
Sat 9/5 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
Wed 9/16 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
Thu 9/17 Ridgefield, WA Amphitheater Northwest
Sat 9/19 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Tue 9/22 Chula Vista, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Wed 9/23 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Fri 9/25 Albuquerque NM Isleta Amphitheater
Sat 9/26 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Mon 9/28 West Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Wed 9/30 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
Fri 10/2 Bozeman, MT Breeden Fieldhouse
Sun 10/4 Bismarck, ND Bismarck Civic Center

Styx Cover Photo (Rick Diamond)
Concert Photos (Efren Martinez)



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I answered the call back in 1983; mixing Music and Entertainment with an eccentric European style has always come easy for me. In the early 80's I was the Disc Jockey for most of the high school dances in Modesto. In the late 80's I found myself in Hollywood working as a dancer and sound engineer for various professional recording industries. In 1990 my wife of 25 years and I started (The Quake Mobile DJ ®) which was seeded from San Francisco's 1985, The Quake, radio station that only lasted a short while on the air. 26 years later The Quake Mobile DJ is bigger & better than ever in the Entertainment industry. Real-Estate, photojournalism, event promoter, saving animals, travel and fitness are a few other of my interests. I also enjoy motivational speaking to children and to those who are struggling with addiction. In my life, I have always been a very direct person and once I see a goal I won't quit till I've achieved it. But out of all of the above I feel in my heart that the best inspiration in my life is my wife and my love for the faith that I practice. Phil 4:20