“Live At The Orleans Arena, Las Vegas” captures #Styx bringing their stunning live show to the world’s entertainment capital. Backed by huge video screens the band rock their way through a string of hit songs and classic album tracks drawn from across their hugely successful career.
Filmed in High Definition on July 25, 2014, Live At The Orleans Arena Las Vegas is a sonic showcase of Styx’s live prowess and razor-sharp musicianship. This show features the band, backed by huge video screens, performing a set list packed with hit songs, classic tracks, and fan favorites, including “Lady,” “Too Much Time On My Hands,” “Rockin’ The Paradise,” “Come Sail Away,” “Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man),” “Renegade,” and “Suite Madame Blue.” The evening also held a special surprise when Don Felder – former Eagles guitarist – took the stage to join the band on “Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)”.
In addition to the live set, Live At The Orleans Arena Las Vegas features a bonus interview with band members Tommy Shaw (vocals/guitar), James “JY” Young (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Todd Sucherman (drums), Lawrence Gowan (vocals, keyboards), Ricky Phillips (bass, backing vocals), and Chuck Panozzo (bass guitar).
Formed in Chicago in 1972, Styx played a key role in defining the AOR genre, and established themselves as one of America’s greatest rock bands. Their blend of soaring melodies, hard rock guitar, and prog-rock elements led to millions of global record sales and numerous platinum and multi-platinum albums. With over 40 years of rockin’ under their belt, the band isn’t slowing down any time soon.
1) The Grand Illusion
2) Too Much Time On My Hands
3) Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)
5) Suite Madame Blue
6) Light Up
7) Crystal Ball
9) Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)
10) Come Sail Away
11) Rockin’ The Paradise
Check out some of our favorite live performances from the band below.
Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)’ is the first single that Styx released from the ‘Pieces of Eight’ album.
The song was composed by Tommy Shaw after hearing the sound of his motor boat engine when it failed to start, making the riff of the song.
In a 1978 radio interview, Dennis DeYoung explained how he told a friend that he wanted to title a song “The Grand Illusion.”
Some time later, DeYoung was talking to this friend on the phone and the friend said, “Hey, whatever happened to that song idea you had about a grand illusion?” DeYoung said, “Man, I forgot all about that.” He hung up the phone and went to work. He already had the music, so he started playing the tune and the words to “The Grand Illusion” came out.