November 10,2023 – Tulsa Oklahoma
Styx took the stage at the River Spirit Casino in Tulsa Oklahoma, for a night that will undoubtedly be remembered by fans and music enthusiasts alike. With a setlist that ranged from their iconic hits such as “Blue Collar Man” and “Lady” to tracks from their latest album Crash of the Crown. The show was a captivating and energetic experience that showcased the band’s enduring talent and showmanship.
This was not just a night of music, but a showcase of the band’s unparalleled talent and timeless appeal. From the moment singer and guitarist Tommy Shaw, James “J.Y.” Young on vocals and guitars, Todd Sucherman on drums, Lawrence Gowan keyboards and vocals, bassist Ricky Phillips and guitarist Will Evankovich took the stage, it was evident that they were ready to give the audience an unforgettable performance. The band’s technical prowess was on full display as they flawlessly executed their iconic hits, each note resonating through the venue with precision and expertise. Shaw’s powerful and soulful voice soared effortlessly, captivating the audience and transporting them back in time. Hearing classic hits like “Babe” and “Lady” performed with such precision and passion is truly a treat for fans.
Equally impressive was the band’s ability to connect with the crowd. Their energy was infectious, and their genuine enthusiasm for their craft was evident throughout the entire performance. From interacting with fans to sharing anecdotes about their music, Styx created a personal and intimate atmosphere that made everyone feel like a part of something special. But it wasn’t just the band’s musical abilities that made them stand out. The visual elements, including the stunning light show and mesmerizing stage setup, added depth and dimension to the overall experience. Each song was accompanied by a carefully crafted visual spectacle, enhancing the emotional impact of the music and creating a truly immersive journey for the audience.
The band’s performance itself was nothing short of captivating. From the opening notes to the final encore, Styx delivered a night of electrifying energy and musical excellence that left the audience spellbound. One of the most memorable moments of the evening was when the band performed their iconic hit, “Come Sail Away.” As the familiar piano intro filled the venue, the crowd erupted into cheers and applause. The band’s harmonious vocals and masterful instrumentals combined to create a mesmerizing rendition that had everyone singing along.
Another standout moment was during the performance of “Renegade.” As the band launched into the powerful chorus, the crowd erupted into a frenzy, with fans on their feet, hands in the air, and singing at the top of their lungs. The energy in the room was palpable, and it was clear that this song was a favorite among the concertgoers. Throughout the concert, Styx showcased their incredible talent and versatility, seamlessly transitioning between their classic rock hits and deeper album cuts. From the soaring guitar solos to the tight harmonies and impeccable musicianship, the band demonstrated why they have stood the test of time and continue to captivate audiences.
Fans were clapping, dancing, and singing along to every song. The infectious enthusiasm from both the band and the crowd created an electric atmosphere that was impossible not to get swept up in. It was a true celebration of music and camaraderie.
As the concert came to an end, the applause and cheers were deafening. It was clear that Styx had delivered a performance that exceeded everyone’s expectations and that they genuinely love performing for their fans. Definitely go check them out if they play a show near you!