STYX: Notes from the Band
Date Title
Jun 03, 1996 NYC
Jun 05, 1996 VH-1
Jun 08, 1996 Pittsburgh
Jun 09, 1996 Philadelphia
Jun 12, 1996 Saratoga
Jun 18, 1996 Chicago
Jun 20, 1996 Boston
Jun 21, 1996 Cincinatti
Jun 24, 1996 Quebec City
Jun 26, 1996 Atlanta
Jun 27, 1996 More Atrlanta
Jun 28, 1996 Memphis
Jul 01, 1996 Atlanta
Jul 04, 1996 Little Rock
Jul 06, 1996 Houston
Jul 07, 1996 Biloxi
Jul 08, 1996 West Palm Beach
Jul 11, 1996 Hurricane Bertha
Jul 12, 1996 Raleigh
Jul 13, 1996 Virginia Beach
Jul 16, 1996 NYC
Jul 20, 1996 John Panozzo
Jul 21, 1996 Peoria
Jul 26, 1996 Oklahoma City
Jul 30, 1996 Kansas City
Aug 02, 1996 Denver
Aug 03, 1996 Vegas
Aug 03, 1996 Vegas
Aug 06, 1996 Los Angeles
Aug 08, 1996 Reno
Aug 10, 1996 Pasa Robles
Aug 11, 1996 Portland
Aug 13, 1996 The Gorge
Aug 15, 1996 Los Angeles
Aug 17, 1996 More LA
Aug 28, 1996 False End
Aug 30, 1996 Quebec
Sep 02, 1996 Chicgo
Sep 03, 1996 The Bears
Sep 04, 1996 Gone Fishin'
Sep 05, 1996 Birmingham
Sep 06, 1996 Pensacola
Sep 07, 1996 Orlando
Sep 09, 1996 Good Bye Florida
Sep 12, 1996 43 in LA
Sep 13, 1996 Allegan
Sep 14, 1996 Moline
Sep 15, 1996 Ames
Sep 19, 1996 Toledo
Sep 19, 1996 Todd's Band
Sep 20, 1996 Toledo
Sep 22, 1996 Chicago
Oct 06, 1996 Finally Home
Dec 15, 1996 Happy Holidays



Good-bye Florida

Say good-bye to Florida... I feel like I did when I was a kid, having to go back home after an all too brief visit to Panama City with my parents. Do we HAVE to go back? Can't we stay just ONE more day? STYX in Florida. It was the greatest, and if you were there you know what I mean. I don't recall any part of the tour where we had so much direct contact with local folks. From great radio promotions (give me a break--deep-sea-fishing as radio promotion?!), friends from the past, and some great meet and greets. I found out too late that a girl I went to school with in Alabama from grades 7 through 12 named April (Reid) Lawson was there in Orlando. I had skipped the meet and greet because I had a cold and needed to rest the old pipes. Sorry I missed you April!

Good friends from all over came down to see us. Dennis' old friend David from Chicago (see Orlando photos) was there last night, Danny Perkins from Montreal flew his wife Johanna down to see us, Mark Marshall, my pal who plays with the Florida-based band STRYKER was there in Orlando AND Tampa, Tom Short, Dennis' friend and a great source of good vibes and clear feedback for all of us in STYX for many years was there. I finally got a great photo of him with Dennis. Good to see you T.Short...

There is a new addition to our family now. Carrie Ann got a new puppy, named Bailey. She has some serious cute going and I can't wait for her to meet Bubba. Finally, a dog smaller than him...

We are now 7 shows away from the end. We are all readying ourselves it. For me, it means trying to be there mentally when we hit one of those magic grooves that happen when you least expect it. We are the same band, yet we are somehow renewed and there are nuances that pop up all the time, elevating the band little increments at a time and as a player, you got to love it, LIVE for it. Yet with you fans out there cheering us on, it is easy to get distracted and plow on through the set without noticing that something cool and new just happened. Musician talk. I digress...

Thank you Florida for not only reminding us that you are there big time for us, but for giving us that extra burst of inspiration as we go into the next phase of the STYX cycle--writing the next LP. As I told a radio buddy last night, "I am glad we waited to tour before doing the next studio album. Just like we used to do in the past, we have toured the country and filled our heads and hearts with so much material that we are bursting with new songs. STYX songs, that came from that special contact with our fans, and from living the life of a band on the road..."

Now, let's go to Michigan!

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