STYX LAUNCHES 50TH ANNIVERSARY WITH FIVE-NIGHT ENGAGEMENT AT THE VENETIAN RESORT WITH VERY SPECIAL GUEST NANCY WILSON JANUARY 28 – FEBRUARY 5, 2022
Tickets On Sale Friday, October 15, 2021 at 10 a.m. PT
LAS VEGAS (Oct. 12, 2021) – Legendary and multi-Platinum rockers STYX are kicking off their 50th anniversary year by taking the Las Vegas stage once again for an unforgettable five-night engagement at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas along with very special guest and fellow legendary and multi-Platinum rocker NANCY WILSON (Heart). The shows will be held on January 28 and 29 and February 2, 4 and 5, 2022. Tickets will go on sale Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 at 10 a.m. PT.
A limited number of VIP packages will also be available. STYX fan club members will have access to a pre-sale beginning Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. PT. Grazie Rewards loyalty members and Live Nation customers will receive access to a pre-sale beginning Thursday, Oct. 14 at 10 a.m. PT. Tickets start at $45, plus applicable fees, and will be available for purchase at Ticketmaster.com, VenetianLasVegas.com, any box office at The Venetian Resort or by calling 702 414 9000 or 866 641 7469.
For these special performances, STYX--Tommy Shaw (vocals, guitars), James “JY” Young (vocals, guitars), Lawrence Gowan (vocals, keyboards), Todd Sucherman (drums) and Ricky Phillips (bass), along with the occasional surprise appearance by original bassist Chuck Panozzo—has created an exclusive set list and new stage production. NANCY WILSON is also working on some exciting plans of her own during the residency. The multi-show run will pay tribute to both STYX’s and WILSON’s combined 50 years as one of the most successful rock and roll bands in history and one of rock’s most illustrious guitar legends.
“We are thrilled to announce that Nancy Wilson, the super talented singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist performer we’ve enjoyed as a member of Heart, will be joining STYX on stage when we return to the Venetian in Las Vegas for five nights: January 28, 29 and February 2,4 and 5. Talk about ‘these dreams’ coming true!!! Come join us!” – STYX singer/guitarist Tommy Shaw
“Looking forward to collaborating with another artist in Las Vegas. We had great fun with Don Felder and are looking forward to rocking with Nancy Wilson.” – STYX co-founding guitarist James “JY” Young
“I’m so pleased to be part of the STYX plus Nancy Wilson collaboration. I think it’s going to be fun and really different from other shows.” – Nancy Wilson
STYX released their 17th album, CRASH OF THE CROWN, on the band’s label, Alpha Dog 2T/UMe, which is available as clear vinyl, black vinyl, CD, and on digital platforms and at Styxworld.com. It debuted on Billboard’s “Rock Albums” chart at #1 its first week out.
CRASH OF THE CROWN is the follow-up to STYX’s 16th studio album, THE MISSION (their first in 14 years at the time, which critics called “a masterpiece”) which was released June 16, 2017 on the band’s label, Alpha Dog 2T/UMe. The highly anticipated two-disc reissue of THE MISSION was released on July 27, 2018 via Alpha Dog 2T/UMe, which includes a CD of the original album, as well as a Blu-ray of the album mixed in 5.1 surround sound accompanied by stunning visualizations for each of the album’s 14 songs based on the album artwork. It originally debuted on various Billboard charts, including: #6 Top Rock Albums, #11 Physical Albums, #11 Vinyl Albums, #13 Current Albums, #14 Billboard Top Albums, #16 Retail, #17 Mass Merch/Non-Traditional, #29 Digital Albums, and #45 Billboard 200 (includes catalog and streaming).
NANCY WILSON is celebrated as a seminal musician in rock ‘n’ roll history. A guitar virtuoso from the age of 9, Nancy (and her sister Ann) lead the multi-Platinum rock group, Heart, who have sold upwards of 35 million albums. WILSON is revered as an ingenious guitar player, and as a gifted lead vocalist. As a songwriter, she has co-written a collection of indelible songs that have earned their way into the classic rock canon (“Magic Man,” “Crazy on You,” “Barracuda,” “Straight On”). Both WILSON sisters were honored with the ASCAP Founders Award in 2009, ASCAP’s most prestigious honor, awarded to songwriters who have made pioneering contributions to music. In 2020, WILSON turned her attention to recording the first solo album of her storied career, and signed with global label partner Carry On Music for the release of her solo album, YOU AND ME, which was released May 7, 2021. WILSON plays guitar on and sings on all the songs on the entire album, which includes nine new, original songs, including “4 Edward,” a tribute to the late Eddie Van Halen. The first single from the album is her stunning rendition of Bruce Springsteen’s “The Rising.”