New from Styx: Hear ‘Gone Gone Gone’; New Album ‘The Mission’ Out June 16 (First LP in 14 Years!)

New from Styx: Hear ‘Gone Gone Gone’; New Album ‘The Mission’ Out June 16 (First LP in 14 Years!)

Styx already have a big summer planned, as they’ll embark on a big tour alongside REO Speedwagon and Don Felder in late June — but they’ll be doing so after the release of a new studio album!

Billed as ‘a true hi-fidelity analog recording,’ The Mission will be released on June 16. The band’s 16th studio album and the first since 2003, was led by the premiere of “Gone Gone Gone” over at Billboard. Watch the song’s video below:

From the press release:

“The planets truly aligned for The Mission, and I couldn’t be prouder,” says vocalist/guitarist Tommy Shaw, who co-wrote the album’s storyline with longtime collaborator Will Evankovich (Shaw/Blades, The Guess Who). “It’s our boldest, most emblematic album since Pieces of Eight.”

More about the record:

Indeed, The Mission is an aurally adventurous 43-minute thrill ride that chronicles the trials, tribulations, and ultimate triumphs of the first manned mission to Mars in the year 2033. From the hopeful drive of “Gone Gone Gone” to the stargazing machinations of “Locomotive” to the rough-riding blaze of glory that permeates the hard-charging “Red Storm” to the elegiac optimism of the closing track “Mission to Mars,” the album succeeds in delivering the greater good from a band that continues to fire on all cylinders, 45 years after signing its first recording contract.

The Mission will be available on CD and digital formats as well as vinyl — and pre-orders are up now at Styx’s official site. Here’s the track listing:

1. “Overture”
2.  “Gone Gone Gone
3.  “Hundred Million Miles from Home”
4.  “Trouble at the Big Show”
5.  “Locomotive”
6.  “Radio Silence”
7.  “The Greater Good”
8.  “Time May Bend”
9.  “Ten Thousand Ways to Be Wrong”
10.  “Red Storm”
11.  “All Systems Stable”
12.  “Khedive”
13.  “The Outpost”
14. “Mission to Mars”

2 Responses to "New from Styx: Hear ‘Gone Gone Gone’; New Album ‘The Mission’ Out June 16 (First LP in 14 Years!)"

  1. Hojo   April 22, 2017 at 6:28 am

    Powerful song in a celestial journey! A trip to the past to carry into the future! What inspired this trip is a hope to unite humankinds future!
    Tommy, I met you in a Bad Ass coffee shop parking lot in Florida 3 years ago. I asked you what was coming up next for the band. You told me about touring and some new music because in your words, “brother we ain’t dead yet” resounds in my head hearing “Gone gone gone”! I love it and you are more alive than ever Styx and Tommy! This rocks the universe! Thank you!

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  2. Abner Wizzle   May 14, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Stynx.

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