December 01, 2022 – River Spirit Casino Tulsa Oklahoma
The legendary band Styx kicked off a string of winter tour dates at the River Spirit Casino in Tulsa Oklahoma this past Thursday night.
Styx has been rocking for 50 years now and has had 4 multi platinum albums. Many rock fans grew up with Styx’s music and appreciate their unique sound and style. While the lineup has changed over the years their music clearly stands the test of time. The current band includes founding member James “J.Y.” Young on guitar, Tommy Shaw also on guitar, Ricky Phillips on bass, Will Evankovich on guitars, drummer Todd Sucherman and keyboardist Lawrence Gowan.
The band was stellar and full of energy. The night had all of the band members running around interacting and playing with each other. Gowan’s keyboard was on a spinning platform and he was clearly having fun on it. There was lots of smiles between band members and band members with the crowd. These guys are showman and clearly enjoy what they are doing. Their live performance is top notch, and they put on a show that will leave you speechless. They were on point throughout the performance, and their vocals were spot-on.
The songs they played spanned from their very beginnings up until their latest 2021 release ‘Crash of the Crown’ which the opening song ‘The Fight of Our Lives’ is on. They also played all the songs you would want to hear Styx play. ‘Come Sail Away’, ‘Blue Collar Man’ and ‘Fooling Yourself’ were just a few. A couple of other highlights were the song ‘Lady’ and ‘Mr Roboto’. Unfortunately the night had to end but they did it in style with an absolutely rocking version of ‘Renegade’ which had the crowd singing along. It was an amazing show filled with awesome music. The audience enjoyed the concert by dancing, cheering and creating a lively atmosphere. You definitely don’t want to miss this show!