By Tommy Mann Jr.
The Record

For more than 40 years the band known as Styx has entertainment millions of fans around the world. In 2018 that same band is returning to Southwest Louisiana.
Styx will perform at the Golden Nugget Casino in Lake Charle, La., on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Tickets are $40-$85 each for ages 21 and older, and go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 27, at all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at
Formed in 1972, Styx has sold millions of albums around the world while earning a loyal fan-base with its hits songs such as “Renegade,” “Too Much Time on My Hands,” “Blue Collar Man,” “Come Sail Away” and many more. The band is comprised of long-time members Tommy Shaw and James “J.Y.” Young, both on guitar and vocals. Rounding out the group is Lawrence Gowan, keyboards and vocals; Todd Sucherman, drums; and Ricky Phillips, bass.
The band released its first album in nearly a dozen years with “The Mission,” which dropped on June 16, 2017. “The Misssion” debuted at number 45 on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart, the band’s best album charting position since “Kilroy Was Here” in 1983, and it is a concept album about a mission to Mars in the year 2033. The album features the single, “Gone Gone Gone.”
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Photo by Tommy Mann Jr.

Styx, featuring James “J.Y.” Young, at left, and Tommy Shaw, return to the Golden Nugget Casino in Lake Charles for the first time since spring of 2015 with a performance on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Tickets go on sale Friday, Oct. 27, at all Ticketmaster outlets.

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