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Styx to bring hits of the 1970s and ’80s to Tahoe’s MontBleu

Rock band Styx performs Friday, March 18, at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa.
Courtesy / Rick Diamond |

If you go

What: Styx

When: 7 p.m. Friday, March 18

Where: MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa

Tickets: $55.50 plus fees

Info: http://www.ticketmaster.com

A “virtual arena rock prototype” of 1970s and ‘80s will bring its series of hits to MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa this week.

Styx plays the MontBleu Theater Friday, March 18.

The group formed in Chicago in 1970 and has specialized in big rock songs and power ballads.

“Early on, Styx’s music reflected such then-current prog rockers as Emerson, Lake & Palmer and the Moody Blues, as evidenced by such releases as 1972’s self-titled debut, 1973’s ‘Styx II,’ 1974’s ‘The Serpent is Rising,’ and 1975’s ‘Man of Miracles,’” according to the band’s online biography. “While the albums (as well as non-stop touring) helped the group build a substantial following locally, Styx failed to break through to the mainstream, until a track originally from their second album, ‘Lady’ started to get substantial airplay in late ‘74 on the Chicago radio station WLS-FM. The song was soon issued as a single nationwide, and quickly shot to number six on the singles chart, as ‘Styx II’ was certified gold.”

Prior to the tour for 1975’s “Equinox,” guitarist John Curulewski left the band and was replaced by Tommy Shaw.

“Shaw proved to be the missing piece of the puzzle for Styx, as most of their subsequent releases throughout the late ‘70s earned at least platinum certification (1976’s ‘Crystal Ball,’ 1977’s ‘The Grand Illusion,’ 1978’s ‘Pieces of Eight,’ and 1979’s ‘Cornerstone’), and spawned such hit singles and classic rock radio standards as ‘Come Sail Away,’ ‘Renegade,’ ‘Blue Collar Man’ and ‘Fooling Yourself,’” according to the bio.

Styx’s 1981 album “Paradise Theater,” also included the hit single “Too Much Time on My Hands.”

MontBleu is located at 55 U.S. Highway 50 in Stateline.

More information is available at http://www.montbleuresort.com.

— Lake Tahoe Action


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