Road renegades: Styx kicks off tour with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Tesla tonight

Written by on May 30, 2018

Courtesy of Live NationStyx won’t have too much time on their hands for the next few months because the veteran rockers will be touring North America with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Tesla. The package trek kicks off tonight in Irvine, California, and is scheduled through a July 15 concert in Holmdel, New Jersey.

Founding Styx guitarist James “JY” Young recently told ABC Radio that he and his band mates were looking forward to meeting Jett for the first time, while also noting that his group was thinking about trying to organize some onstage collaborations with the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer.

Young also says he loves playing shows during the summer. “There’s something really magical about starting out in daylight and having it slowly turn to night there,” JY notes. “Mother Nature plays her whole magic into this thing.”

After the trek wraps up, Styx has a few headlining concerts scheduled in August, September and October, as well as a show with just Jett & the Blackhearts on August 3 as part of the Musikfest 2018 series in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Here are all of Styx’s upcoming concerts, according to StyxWorld.com; all dates with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Tesla unless otherwise noted:

5/30 — Irvine, CA, FivePoint Amphitheatre
6/1 — Concord, CA, Concord Pavilion
6/2 — Wheatland, CA, Toyota Amphitheatre
6/4 — West Valley City, UT, USANA Amphitheatre
6/5 — Denver, CO, Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
6/7 — Oklahoma City, OK, Chesapeake Energy Arena
6/9 — The Woodlands, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
6/10 — Irving, TX, The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
6/12 — Nashville, TN, Ascend Amphitheater
6/13 — Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion
6/14 — Raleigh, NC, Costal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
6/16 — Alpharetta, GA, Verizon Amphitheatre
6/17 — Tampa, FL, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
6/27 — Boston, MA, Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
6/28 — Syracuse, NY, Lakeview Amphitheater
6/29 — Wantagh, NY, Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
6/30 — Hershey, PA, GIANT Center
7/3 — Laval, QC, Canada, Place Bell
7/4 — Toronto, ON, Canada, Budweiser Stage
7/6 — Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/7 — Chicago, IL, Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
7/8 — St. Louis, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
7/10 — Kansas City, MO, Starlight Theatre
7/11 — Noblesville, IN, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
7/13 — Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live
7/14 — Burgettstown, PA, KeyBank Pavilion
7/15 — Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
8/2 — Sylvania, OH, Centennial Terrace*
8/3 — Bethlehem, PA, Musikfest 2018 – Sands Steel Stage at PNC Plaza+
8/4 — Columbus, OH, Celeste Center*
8/18 — Lancaster, CA, Antelope Valley Fair – Grandstand*
8/19 — Redding, CA, Redding Civic Auditorium*
8/21 — Kennewick, WA, Hayden Homes Stage*
8/23 — Tulalip, WA, Tulalip Amphitheatre*
8/24 — Salem, OR, Oregon State Fair – L.B. Day Amphitheatre*
9/28 — Rancho Mirage, CA, Agua Caliente Casino*
10/5 — Stateline, NV, South Shore Room at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe*

+ = with Joan Jett only
* = Styx only.

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