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Styx Concert to Be Shown on AXS-TV

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AXS-TV will premiere a 2014 concert by Styx next month. The show was recorded at the Orleans Arena during last year’s Soundtrack of Summer Tour with Foreigner and Don Felder. It will air on March 15 at 8PM ET.

The special includes such Styx classics as “Renegade,” “Come Sail Away” and “The Grand Illusion,” as well as the deep cut “Light Up.” Felder sits in on “Blue Collar Man.” Felder’s opening slot that night, which featured Tommy Shaw sealing down vocals and guitar on “Hotel California,” will follow the Styx broadcast.

Styx are in the middle of a headlining tour that runs through March 20. After a few months’ rest, they will join Def Leppard and Tesla for a summer jaunt across North America. Styx guitarist James “J.Y.” Young, for one, is pumped.

“The mutual admiration society between Styx and Def Leppard began in the U.K. in 1978 when Joe Elliott attended Styx’s first-ever performance in Def Leppard’s home town of Sheffield, England,” Young enthused in a press release. “Both bands having emanated from working class beginnings, either on the South Side of Chicago, or the Steel Town of Sheffield, England, there is a natural camaraderie and synergy amongst them. I feel like these guys are long-lost brothers of mine. It’s going to be guitars a-blazin’ and drums a-poundin’, regardless of who’s on the stage, featuring arguably the most successful rock band of the late ’80’s, paired with one of the most successful bands of the late ’70s, early ’80s. The ingestion of too much sugar can lead to illness, but ‘Pour Some Sugar on Me’ is a recipe for healthy smiles and a fun night for everyone!!!”

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