Styx bring their chart-topping hits to the 519 this year for a pair if shows at Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls on March 19 and The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor on May 21.
Known for their fused, pop rock sound featured in hits like “Come Sail Away”, “Renegade” and “Too Much Time On My Hands”, Styx gained breakthrough recognition with the album “Crystal Ball” in 1976. Shortly thereafter, the band became the first group to score four triple-platinum albums in a row with “The Grand Illusion”, “Pieces of Eight”, “Cornerstone” and “Paradise Theater.”
Spawned from a suburban Chicago basement in the early ’70s, Styx eventually transformed into a virtual arena rock prototype by the late ’70s and early ’80s, due to a fondness for big rockers and soaring power ballads. Over the years they produced 16 Top 40 US singles, eight of which broke the Top 10, including “Blue Collar Man”, “Lady”, “The Grand Illusion” and so many more.
After years of releasing notable albums, playing sold-out concerts and establishing separate solo careers, Styx most recently released “The Mission”, their sonically sweet 16th studio album in 2017. The album is the band’s most ambitious work to date and explores the concept of the first manned mission to Mars with singles such as “Radio Silence” and “Gone Gone Gone” to “Red Storm” and “Mission to Mars”.
Tickets are on sale now at Fallsview starting at $45 and Windsor tickets go on sale at noon on Friday February 28 at the Box Office and ticketmaster.ca, starting at $33.