By Andrew Catania
Tommy Shaw and Styx performed at the sold-out King Center for the Performing Arts Center on Sunday, 1/22/23. I last saw Styx perform with REO Speedwagon and Loverboy in Tampa last summer and I wrote they stole the show. Styx didn’t disappoint new or older fans. From the opening riffs of Lady, Too Much Time on My Hands, and Mr. Robato, Styx was on fire.
Sunday’s show was split up in between a 20-minute intermission which I’ve never seen them split up two one-hour shows before. Regardless, the musicianship between James “JY” Young and Tommy Shaw rivals any other group I cover as good if not better. These two gentlemen and the entire band are in the elite class of musicianship, performance, creativity, and vision for the past 50 years entertaining us.
They did play their hits but what I’m glad I heard were songs from their latest album, Crash of the Crown. It’s a solid album and I hope the Styx fans enjoy their new material as much as I do.
Tommy Shaw is hands down one of the best guitarists/vocalists in music today. Damn Yankees reunion, please? 🙂
I encourage anyone to attend a Styx show. These guys act like they’re still in their 20s and don’t let their age fool you.
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