STYX – The Genesee Theatre (Alex Dale Photo Gallery)

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STYX – The Band

Styx are an American rock band from Chicago that formed in 1972 and became famous for its albums released in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. They are best known for melding hard rock guitar balanced with acoustic guitar, synthesizers mixed with acoustic piano, upbeat tracks with power ballads, and incorporating elements of international musical theatre. The band established itself with a progressive rock sound in the 1970’s, and began to incorporate pop rock and soft rock elements in the 1980’s.

STYX – The Live Show

Styx rocked the Genesee Theatre in Illinois to a sold out audience last night!

They played two sets full of their hits, as well as a handful of songs from their latest album The Mission.

The Greater Good,” a duet with Tommy Shaw and Lawrence Gowan, was among the handful of new songs they played, and is also one of my personal favorites.

I’m sure Lawrence enjoyed playing his solo “Khedive” from the new album. Tommy Shaw also played the lost verse from their hit song “Crystal Ball”! If you are not aware, Tommy first played this missing verse when he played with the Contemporary Youth Orchestra. When Tommy first wrote this song, he wasn’t a part of Styx yet and, when he was brought on, the producers thought the song didn’t need the last verse, therefore becoming the lost verse. However, my favorite part of the night was when fellow photographer Scott Margolin got to strum Tommy Shaw’s guitar!

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