Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx
Presented by Hennepin Theatre Trust
Sat, September 6, 2014 at 8:00pm
$53.50 to $63.50
Dennis DeYoung is the founding member of the widely successful rock band Styx, and legendary singer, songwriter, keyboardist, composer and record producer. The concert will feature DeYoung and a six-piece band showcasing all eight Top Ten hits including “Lady," "Babe,” “Come Sail Away,” “Too Much Time On My Hands,” “Best of Times,” “Mr. Roboto” plus classic rock anthems “Renegade,” “Blue Collar Man,” “Suite Madame Blue,” “Rockin’ the Paradise” and more.
DeYoung’s singing talents have made his voice one of the most recognizable in the world. He has recorded seven solo albums including “Desert Moon,” whose title track achieved Top Ten status. His tenure as lead singer lasted from 1961 until 1999 before he launched his successful solo career. He toured in America with a 50-piece orchestra augmented by a five-piece rock band, often performing popular Styx songs. Screen appearances include performing with and mentoring contestants on the television show Canadian Idol and performing with comedian and musician Hal Sparks on the American reality television show Celebrity Duets. DeYoung continues to tour with his rock band around the world.
The Chicago-based Styx originated in 1962 when 14 year old DeYoung and brothers John and Chuck Panozzo joined Dennis in the basement of his childhood home to form one of America's most successful and enduring bands. Styx has sold over 35 million albums worldwide. Styx was the only band to ever record four consecutive triple platinum albums. They are best known for their use of hard-rock guitar, strong ballads and impressive fusion of rock and musical theatre during their concerts. The band’s hit song “Lady” launched them into fame in 1973, and they have since produced four consecutive multi-platinum albums, as well as sixteen top 40 singles in the United States.