Styx with Special Guest Matt O'Ree Set for bergenPAC, 10/19
Styx with Special Guest Matt O'Ree will play bergenPAC on Saturday October 19, 2013 at 8PM. Tickets are $99, $79, $59, $49, $39, and available at www.ticketmaster.com or www.bergenpac.org or the Box Office (201) 227 1030.
Styx is an American rock band that became famous for its albums of the 1970s and 1980s. The Chicago band was known for melding the style of prog-rock with the power of hard rock guitar, strong ballads, and the flair of a Broadway musical. Over the years they have released 15 studio albums, 6 live albums, 14 compilation albums and 31 singles.
They became known for their popular hit songs "Lady", "Come Sail Away", "Babe", "The Best of Times," and "Mr. Roboto". Other hits such as "Show Me the Way", "Don't Let It End" and "Renegade" are recognizable as well.
In January 1981, Styx released "Paradise Theatre," a concept album that became their biggest hit, reaching number one on the Billboard pop albums chart and yielding five singles, including the top ten hits "The Best of Times" by DeYoung and "Too Much Time on My Hands" by Shaw.
From 1977 to 1981, Styx released four consecutive albums that have been certified Multi-Platinum, for at least 2 million units sold each, by the RIAA: "The Grand Illusion," "Pieces of Eight," "Cornerstone" and "Paradise Theatre." Styx were the first band to release four consecutive Multi-Platinum albums.
Matt O'Ree has been cranking out the blues-rock since he was an early teen. With all the trappings of a genuine guitar hero, he plays with fire in his fingers and blues in his soul. At age 13, he sunk his roots in the blues - Albert King, Howlin' Wolf, to Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan. After establishing a good foundation, at age 15, Matt played in various bands, honing his skills through time and pure dedication.
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