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Styx Extends 2012 ‘Grand Illusion’ / ‘Pieces of Eight’ Tour

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After a highly successful run with their ‘Grand Illusion’ / ‘Pieces of Eight’ tour, Styx has decided to extend the U.S. leg with a handful of additional shows that will keep them on the road throughout the end of the year.

Fans who are west of the Mississippi will finally have their chance to witness the critically-acclaimed performances with an extra pair of dates at Las Vegas’ Pearl at the Palms Casino and Resort, as well as gigs in Washington, California and even Alaska.

The tour features performances of the band’s 1977 album ‘The Grand Illusion’ and its 1978 follow-up, ‘Pieces of Eight,’ in their entirety, along with other classic hits from their long-lasting career. Those albums spawned hit singles and classic rock radio standards such as ‘Come Sail Away,’ ‘Renegade,’ ‘Blue Collar Man’ and ‘Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man).’

“This is the most unique Styx concert ever,” says singer/guitarist Tommy Shaw. “It’s a hybrid experience of enjoying the artistry of the vinyl album and the energy and of our live performance.  Some (of these) songs have never been performed live!”

Styx 2012 Tour Dates:

8/24 — Boise, Id. | Western Idaho Fair
8/25 — Albany, Ore. | Oregon Amphitheatre
8/26 — Palmer, Ak. | Alaska State Fair
8/27 — Monroe, Wash. | Evergreen State Fair
8/31 — Marshfield, Wisc. | Central Wisconsin State Fair
9/1 — New Lenox, Ill. | New Lenox Commons
9/2 — Wauseon, Ohio | Fulton County Fair
9/6 — Lincoln, Calif. | Thunder Valley Casino Resort
9/7 — Madera, Calif. | Madera District Fair
9/8 — Pomona, Calif. | LA County Fair
9/9 — Saratoga, Calif. | Mountain Winery
9/11 — Redding, Calif. | Cascade Theatre
9/13 — Spokane, Wash .| Interstate Fair
9/15 — Deadwood, S.D. | Deadwood Jam
10/4 — Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada | Avalon Theatre at Fallsview Casino
10/5 — Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada | Avalon Theatre at Fallsview Casino
10/6 — Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada | Avalon Theatre at Fallsview Casino
10/11 — Sewell, N.J. | TD Bank Arts Centre
10/12 — Wabash, Ind. | Honeywell Center
10/14 — Reading, Pa. | Sovereign Performing Arts Center
10/26 — Harris, Mich. | Island Resort and Casino
10/27 — Harris, Mich. | Island Resort and Casino
11/8 — Nashville, Tenn. | Ryman Auditorium
11/9 — Biloxi, Miss. | Hard Rock Casino & Resort
11/14 — Provo, Utah | Covey Center for the Arts
11/16 — Las Vegas, Nv. | The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort
11/17 — Las Vegas, Nv. | The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort
11/18 — Scottsdale, Ariz. | Talking Stick Resort

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