Listen: Styx Return with First Studio Album in 14 Years, ‘The Mission’

Listen: Styx Return with First Studio Album in 14 Years, ‘The Mission’

After a lengthy drought between studio albums, Styx returned on Friday with The Mission.

The classic band’s first album of new material in 14 years, The Mission features 14 new tracks of their signature sound, led as always by guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw, working once again with guitarist/vocalist James “JY” Young, keyboardist/vocalist Lawrence Gowan, bassist Chuck Panozzo, drummer/percussionist Todd Sucherman and bassist Ricky Phillips.

Stream the record, which was led by the lead single “Gone Gone Gone,” below via Spotify:

The album’s release comes at a very busy time for Styx, as their summer tour with REO Speedwagon and Don Felder is set to kick off this week — click here for full details, and be sure to catch a show if one comes into your area!

Here’s the tour schedule, plus some headlining dates:

Tue 6/20            Ridgefield, WA              Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre    REO Speedwagon
Wed 6/21          Auburn, WA                  White River Amphitheatre           STYX
Fri 6/23             Concord, CA                 Concord Pavilion                       STYX
Sat 6/24            Los Angeles, CA           Greek Theatre                            REO Speedwagon
Sun 6/25           Paso Robles, CA          Vina Robles Amphitheatre          REO Speedwagon
Tue 6/27            Salt Lake City, UT          USANA Amphitheatre                REO Speedwagon
Thu 6/29            Denver, CO                   Pepsi Center                             STYX
Sat 7/1              Tinley Park, IL               Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre STYX
Sun 7/2             Maryland Heights, MO   Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre REO Speedwagon
Tue 7/18            Tampa, FL                    MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amp.REO Speedwagon
Wed 7/19          West Palm Beach, FL    Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre      STYX
Sat 7/20            Jacksonville, FL                        Daily’s Place                             STYX
Sat 7/22            Nashville, TN                 Ascend Amphitheatre                STYX
Sun 7/23           Alpharetta, GA              Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre   STYX
Tue 7/25            Detroit, MI                     DTE Energy Music Theatre         REO Speedwagon
Thu 7/27            Indianapolis, IN             Klipsch Music Center                 STYX
Sat 7/29            Houston, TX                  Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion            REO Speedwagon
Sun 7/30           Dallas, TX                     Starplex Pavilion                       STYX
Mon 7/31          Cedar Park, TX              H-E-B Center                             REO Speedwagon
Fri 8/11             Bethel, NY                    Bethel Woods Ctr. for the Arts   REO Speedwagon
Sat 8/12            Atlantic City, NJ                        Borgata Event Center                STYX
Sun 8/13           Bristow, VA                   Jiffy Lube Live                          REO Speedwagon
Tue 8/15            Gilford, NH                   Bank of NH Pavilion                  STYX
Wed 8/16          Wantagh, NY                 Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater STYX
* Fri 8/18           Niagara Falls, NY          Seneca Niagara Events Center   STYX/REO Speedwagon only
Sat 8/19            Syracuse, NY                Lakeview Amphitheatre              REO Speedwagon
Sun 8/20           Bangor, ME                  Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion      REO Speedwagon
Tue 8/22            Holmdel, NJ                  PNC Bank Arts Center               STYX
Headlining tour:
Thu 8/24            Trois-Riviers, QUE.        Trois-Pivieres en Blues
Fri 8/25             Pointe-Clare, QUE.        Fairview Shopping Centre
Sat 8/26            St. Joseph de Beauce, QUE.     Accelleration de Camion de St.Joseph
Sun 8/27           Chicoutimi, QUE.           Le Centre Georges – Vezina
Sat 9/9              Hinckley, MN                 Grand Casino Hinckley Amphitheatre
Sun 9/10           Mankato, MN                Vetter Stone Amphitheatre
Fri 9/15             Rancho Mirage, CA       Agua Caliente Casino
Sun 9/17           Jackson, CA                 Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort
Sat 11/11          Wisconsin Dells, WI       Crystal Grand Music Theatre
Tue 11/14          Lima, OH                      Veterans Memorial Civic Center
Wed 11/15        Kalamazoo, MI              State Theatre

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