Styx and Donnie Iris & The Cruisers to play in Youngstown




July 29

Tickets go on sale starting Friday, June 4 at 10 a.m. at and

WHAT: STYX brings their tour to Youngstown with special guests Donnie Iris & The Cruisers.

WHEN: July 29, 2021

WHERE: The Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre

201 S. Phelps St.

Youngstown, OH 44503

TICKETS: Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, June 4 at 10 a.m. at and


About Styx The six men comprising Styx have committed to rocking the Paradise together with audiences far and wide by entering their second decade of averaging over 100 shows a year, and each one of them is committed to making the next show better than the last. Styx draws from over four decades of barnburning chart hits, joyous singalongs, and hard-driving deep cuts. Like a symphony that builds to a satisfying crescendo, a Styx set covers a wide range of stylistic cornerstones. From the progressively sweeping splendor that is “The Grand Illusion” to the hunker-down fortitude of all that is the “Blue Collar Man,” from the majestic spiritual love for a special “Lady” to the seething indictment of preening, primping pageantry for pageantry’s sake of “Miss America,” from an individual yearning for true connection as a “Man in the Wilderness” to a soul-deep quest to achieve what’s at the heart of one’s personal vision in “Crystal Ball,” from the regal reach-for-the-stars bravado of “Come Sail Away” to the

grainy all-in gallop of that rugged “Renegade” who had it made, the band draws on an unlimited cache

of ways to immerse one’s mind and body in their signature sound.

A new era of hope, survival, and prosperity comes calling with the release of CRASH OF THE CROWN,

STYX’s new studio album, which was written pre-pandemic and recorded during the trying times of the

pandemic. The legendary and multi-Platinum rockers--James “JY” Young (lead vocals, guitars), Tommy

Shaw (lead vocals, guitars), Chuck Panozzo (bass, vocals), Todd Sucherman (drums, percussion),

Lawrence Gowan (lead vocals, keyboards) and Ricky Phillips (bass, guitar, vocals)--will release their 17th

album June 18 on the band’s label, Alpha Dog 2T/UMe, which will be sold as clear vinyl, black vinyl,

CD, and on digital platforms. Fans can pre-order it here and at The title track to CRASH

OF THE CROWN is now available to stream and download with pre-orders on digital platforms. Fans

can listen to the new song here.

STYX’s holy mission for cutting CRASH OF THE CROWN was crystal-clear to its co-creator from the getgo.

“Absolutely no obstacles were going to get in the way of how we approached creating this album,”

singer/guitarist Tommy Shaw concludes about the herculean recording efforts of his fellow COTC

makers. “And everything came out exactly the way we wanted to hear it.”

CRASH OF THE CROWN is the follow-up to STYX’s 16th studio album, THE MISSION (their first in 14

years at the time, which critics called “a masterpiece”) which was released June 16, 2017 on the band’s

label, Alpha Dog 2T/UMe. The highly anticipated two-disc reissue of THE MISSION was released on

July 27, 2018 via Alpha Dog 2T/UMe, which includes a CD of the original album, as well as a Blu-ray of

the album mixed in 5.1 surround sound accompanied by stunning visualizations for each of the album’s

14 songs based on the album artwork. It originally debuted on various Billboard charts, including: #6

Top Rock Albums, #11 Physical Albums, #11 Vinyl Albums, #13 Current Albums, #14 Billboard Top

Albums, #16 Retail, #17 Mass Merch/Non-Traditional, #29 Digital Albums, and #45 Billboard 200

(includes catalog and streaming).

About Donnie Iris & The Cruisers

Donnie Iris is generally considered to be the best screamer in rock and roll. He is now an elder

statesman of rock and roll. No young singer has yet upstaged him; no one ever will. Donnie is the real

deal, both as a man and as a singer. He is a simple guy who wears a smile and loves his friends and

his family. Life is better when Donnie is around. Here’s hoping that he’s around for a long time to


If you’ve never been to a Donnie Iris and the Cruisers concert, what are you waiting for?

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