Date Title
Feb 26, 2004 Lowell
Feb 27, 2004 Emotional Night
Mar 18, 2004 Hello Atlanta
Mar 18, 2004 Z93 and Styx Rock Atlanta Hard Rock Cafe
Mar 22, 2004 Did You Know?
Mar 27, 2004 Life Is A Beach
Apr 01, 2004 Does This Look Like A Man Who's Ready To Go Back On The Road?
Apr 09, 2004 No, Your Honor, I Said I Was Going To TAMPER With Her
Apr 10, 2004 Thank You Tampa/St. Pete
Apr 15, 2004 Let's Get This Engine Started
Apr 26, 2004 Styx 1st To Record At Chess Studios 2120 S. Michigan In 15 Years
Apr 27, 2004 We're Here! This Is The View From My Room
Apr 29, 2004 Johnnie Johnson Speaks at 2120 News Conference
Apr 29, 2004 Chicago Tribune
Apr 30, 2004 Hey Memphis!
May 03, 2004 Getting Close
May 06, 2004 Thank You Cleveland, Hello Indianapolis!
May 07, 2004 Styx Follows VH1 Outing With Headlining Tour
May 08, 2004 Giving New Meaning To The Term "Front Men"
May 11, 2004 VH1 Music First
May 15, 2004 Texas Views
May 16, 2004 Houston Ruled
May 18, 2004 Albuquerque, We're Here, We're Caffeinated, and Ready To Rock!
May 19, 2004 Thank You Alarqueque
May 19, 2004 Luke AFB, Thanks For The Hospitality
May 20, 2004 VH1 Music First
May 25, 2004 Greetings From Colorado
May 28, 2004 JY: Styx On Tour
May 28, 2004 Hello, Salt Lake City
May 29, 2004 2120 Signals New Era For STYX
May 29, 2004 Thank You Idaho Falls, Idaho and Hello George Washington
Jun 05, 2004 LA Times On Eric Clapton's Monumental Weekend
Jun 08, 2004 Ronald Reagan
Jun 19, 2004 Jay Mouton Reviews Chatanooga Show
Jun 20, 2004 Pittsburgh, PA
Jun 23, 2004 Hello, NYC!
Jun 23, 2004 Todd Rips It Up In NYC
Jun 25, 2004 VH1 Music First
Jul 04, 2004 Hello, Ohio
Jul 07, 2004 What A Difference A Couple of Days Make
Jul 07, 2004 New Member Of The Family
Jul 09, 2004 Aidin Vaziri insults Styx and Styx Fans
Jul 10, 2004 Hot Springs, Arkansas, you Were Awesome
Jul 11, 2004 Making Up Was Easy To Do
Jul 12, 2004 Spokane
Jul 15, 2004 So Long Spokane
Jul 21, 2004 We'll Be Right Back
Jul 22, 2004 Does This Look Like A Man Who's On Vacation
Aug 03, 2004 Styx at the Vic
Aug 07, 2004 Hello Colorado
Aug 07, 2004 Ole' Ole' Ole' Oh Lay Thah!!!
Aug 08, 2004 Rockin' At The Buffalo Chip
Aug 14, 2004 The Dells Sure Rang Our Bells
Aug 15, 2004 Nick Rogers reviews Styx in Springfield, IL
Aug 20, 2004 Hello Boise
Aug 22, 2004 Greetings From The Road
Aug 24, 2004 Suiting Up For The Show
Aug 24, 2004 Alaska, YOU Are Awesome!!!
Aug 26, 2004 We Love Alaska
Sep 10, 2004 We Are Here, Are You?
Sep 11. 2004 We Are Still Here, Encore!
Sep 15, 2004 Hello Montana
Sep 15, 2004 Montana Rocked!
Sep 17, 2004 Hello, Washington State
Sep 17, 2004 Puyallup, WA, Rocked In The Rain
Sep 18, 2004 Massula ROCKED Hard!
Sep 24, 2004 Albuquerque Was A Smokin' Gig
Sep 25, 2004 Unleashed In Henderson...
Sep 28, 2004 Back On Our Heads
Sep 28, 2004 SMILE/Thank You Alpine and Vejas!
Sep 30, 2004 Saratoga Ruled!
Oct 01, 2004 When In Ventura, Do What The Venturas Do!
Oct 06, 2004 Today In The Life
Oct 08, 2004 Hello From Konocti Harbor
Oct 15, 2004 Styx Is In Rama, Mama!
Oct 16, 2004 Gowan in Gowanville
Oct 23, 2004 Hola De Puerto Rico
Oct 25, 2004 Loose Lips, Synch Ships
Oct 26, 2004 New Orleans In October...
Oct 28, 2004 New Orleans, Updated
Nov 18, 2004 Inmates Running The Assylum at 135 Stations
Nov 21, 2004 If It Weren't for Flashbacks, We'd Have No Memory At All...
Nov 22, 2004 Styx To Play Christmas Party
Nov 27, 2004 Styx Rocked The Boat
Dec 04, 2004 All Star Jams
Dec 06, 2004 Styx To Play Christmas Party
Dec 07, 2004 Q104 Christmas Bash Was A Smash
Dec 09, 2004 Back In The Studio

Hot Springs, Arkansas,

JULY 10, 2004

Hello Friends,

We're back in Oklahoma City where the skies are clear, unlike the original date of our show here, where thunderstorms forced us to reschedule. It will be an opportunity to have one more show with Peter Frampton and his band so we're not complaining.

Last night we played for 15,000 enthusiastic STYX fans under the clear Arkansas skies in Hot Springs at an amazing new (one-year-old) Amphitheater set within the lush forest there. It was a little cooler after the sun set, but really, a typical Southern night in July and the humidity made for unbelievable singing conditions. That's the only thing we cannot control from our end and we always do the best we can to sing at the best of our abilities, but when you add the atmospheric conditions like what we had last night, it's like your best day as a singer, all night long. So considering how much we sing, you can imagine how much fun we had last night. Arkansas fans have been STYX supporters longer than almost any others, being among the first to send "Lady" up the charts many moons ago. One of my greatest memories form when I joined the band in 1975 was arriving in Little Rock at Barton Coliseum and seeing for myself the fans I'd heard so much about from the guys in the band. We'd soon see this type of turnout everywhere but Arkansas fans were there from the very start and nothing's changed. Except for now it's obviously second generation STYX fans who heard our music from their parents who are filling a great percentage of the seats.

It was a blast and more than ever we hated to see it come to an end. Hot Springs is on our list of "MUST PLAY AGAIN" locations. We'll be back!

During the afternoon Lawrence, Todd and I ended up working on a piece of music Todd had come to my room with the day before. He had a little scrap of paper with a musical passage written. I never learned to read music, but with Todd's help I was able to turn the chart into a music file and soon he built a drum track. He then explained how the guitar part should go and we had it. So yesterday Lawrence came by to build a keyboard part. because of the tricky time signatures, Todd came by to help us all get it right. Soon it was time to pack up and drive to the gig (the hotel was sold out and we couldn't get a late check out) and since we had a few extra hours, I set my rig up on the bus and we kept on carving away, writing lyrics and adding a vocal section to it.

Like they say about the weather in Michigan, "If you don't like it, wait 15 minutes and it will change," the idea of never writing on the road seems to have changed for us, although it was years not minutes, but we're thrilled. Perhaps it's that technology has made it less of a dreaded ordeal to have access to an easy friendly way of getting it done while on the run, or some other chemical equation, but whatever it is, it's put us ahead of our schedule and given us a sweet jump start on writing a new STYX album.

Back in Los Angeles, the report on Barney the Senegal Parrot is that he's a natural in our house, getting along with the dogs, getting into a routine and it looks like he's gonna do just fine there. Yesterday before Lawrence showed up, I got to see him via the wonders of iChat. I bought Jeanne an iSight camera a few weeks ago and whenever we have a high speed connection we can have a video chat. It's really the next best thing to being in one place together. A real "video phone" and I suggest it for anyone who is separated by the miles like we are so much of the time. I got to see Barney for the first time and the photo you see on the web site is from that chat yesterday. Lawrence got to show Jeanne his red-streaked hair he returned with after the last break. I got to see how Barney and Clyde (our 2 year old Yellow Lab) interact and saw him hanging out on top of his new bird cage. I tell ya, it was almost like transporting myself home for a few minutes. Thank you APPLE!!!

Okay, it's been nice to have the chance to digress. Now, it's off to the land of e-mail.

See you tonight!



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