Toyota Oakdale Theatre | Wallingford, Connecticut
This Friday, March 22, Styx is summoning a deluge of hard-hitting rock rhythms and riffs LIVE at the Toyota Oakdale Theatre! With a jam-packed year ahead of them, the legendary band lines up 25 concerts throughout North America to fill up the first half of their calendar. Born in Midwestern Chicago, Styx dominated prog rock radio with their now-iconic stadium shakers and power ballads. They have unleashed eight Top 10 singles such as “Lady,” "Come Sail Away,” and "Mr. Roboto," not to mention five Top 10 albums, and sold over 20 million records around the globe. At the summit of their superstardom, they held a best-selling streak of four triple-platinum albums, starting with The Grand Illusion and Pieces of Eight. The GRAMMY-nominated Cornerstone in 1979 featured the number-one hit, “Babe,” followed by the Billboard 200 number-one album Paradise Theatre two years later. Grab your tickets now to see Styx shred some chords at the atmospheric Toyota Oakdale Theatre!
There’s a storm brewing on the horizon, and at the center of its eye lies Styx. The multi-platinum rock band braces itself for a busy year ahead, lining up a lengthy co-headlining tour with Foreigner in the second half of 2024. But before this double-bill roadshow, they will be laying havoc across 25 North American cities from January to May, setting their sights for a March 22 appearance at the Toyota Oakdale Theatre!
“Styx puts on the most amazing show I've ever seen… I felt like they played their hearts out to the audience, and there was nothing but perfection in the entire thing!”
The Chicago-based prog rock kings of the 1970s, Styx, began conquering the airwaves with an avant-garde flair, which would later evolve into their theatrical power ballads and arena anthems. In the entirety of their career, the band sold over 20 million records worldwide, releasing five Top 10 albums and eight Top 10 singles on the Billboard US charts.
In their prime, Styx issued four consecutive triple-platinum albums from 1977 to 1981. The first of the bunch was The Grand Illusion, the Billboard 200 number-six album that set the bar for the group’s progressive melodies with hits "Come Sail Away" and "Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)." A year later came Pieces of Eight, their feisty yet invigorating collection of FM radio romps, which included "Blue Collar Man" and “Renegade.” In 1979, Styx released their ninth studio album, Cornerstone, which was nominated for Best Rock Vocal Performance By A Duo Or Group at the 22nd Annual GRAMMY Awards. It scored its first-and-only Hot 100 number-one single, “Babe,” supported by silky symphonies from "Lights" and "Boat on the River." Topping off their best-selling streak is Paradise Theatre. This record rose to the peak of the Billboard 200, combining stripped-down hard rock and pop-like grandeur into Top 10 hits "The Best of Times" and "Too Much Time on My Hands."
Here’s one of Styx’s recent setlists for a possible sneak peek of their upcoming shows.
Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)
The Grand Illusion
Crash of the Crown
Rockin' the Paradise
Our Wonderful Lives
Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)
Too Much Time on My Hands
Lost at Sea
Come Sail Away
Wallingford’s multi-purpose Toyota Oakdale Theatre will set the stage for the impending Styx concert on Friday, March 22, inviting 4,800 fans to experience the band’s chord-shredding sound in high definition. This spacious indoor venue, immersed in starkly atmospheric lighting, offers an otherworldly live experience with premium seats you can reserve today by clicking the “Get Tickets” button above!