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



Greetings From The Road...

AUGUST 22, 2004

Photo: Daniel WIlls

Hello Friends,

We're in the Pacific Northwest for a couple of days before we head to Alaska for a day. We're looking forward to seeing STYX fans there. It's been years since I was there with Damn Yankees and just as it was then, we won't be there long enough to do much sight seeing, but just knowing we did it will be worth the trip.

We returned to Boise to see the fans who were among the first to tip their hat to us when we hit the road in 1999 with the new lineup. Boise, Idaho will always hold a special place in our hearts for their unabashed and unconditional acceptance at a time when we needed it most. We have since returned many times and the love affair only grows.

We all hit the streets to walk around Boise on the day of our show to enjoy the friendly, cool atmosphere of what is still (but not for much longer) one of the best kept secret locales in the country. Ironically, the day we were there USA Today had a big article on Sandpoint, Idaho and how Idaho was quietly becoming the next "It" place to buy and live in. It really is a remarkable place.

We headed to Elko, Nevada after our show in Boise, not really sure where it was or what we were in for, but we have learned to be open to great things happening in unusual places. Not that Elko was unusual, just that we'd never been there. What we found was an audience that rivaled the best STYX audiences we've ever performed for. There was such a supply of panties and other lingerie tossed our way during our set that Lawrence started hanging it over the center stage microphone and by the time I went over to sing "Crystal Ball," I had to decide whether to remove it or be somewhat obscured by the massive shawl it had formed. Of course, I read the tea leaves and left it there. With "Fooling Yourself" which followed, I asked the audience outright if it should stay or go, and they said "LEAVE IT!" It was that kind of a night. You know, we're a serious band when it comes to the music, but we do love to have fun, and the Elko fans made it clear that they were too. Even the crew commented on what a fun show it was. Elko, YOU were AWESOME!!!

When we arrived at our current location around 8:30 AM today, I was hearing this new riff in my head, so I grabbed a guitar and a practice amp off the bus, set up my computer in my room and laid it down. I waited for Lawrence and Ricky to get settled and they each came over and added their ideas and the next thing we knew, Lawrence and I wrote some lyrics, sang it and got it into enough shape to burn a disk for Todd. It's been very unusual (really unheard of) for us to write on the road, but things have changed and suddenly we are writing like crazy out here. It's given us an exciting look at the shape of a new STYX album as we begin to make plans for recording it next year. There's nothing like looking forward to new STYX music to make the road seem brand new and something to constantly look forward to.

Well, it's been a busy day and I'm starting to fade. Thanks again to our friends in Idaho and Nevada. See you all very soon...





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