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



Alaska, YOU Are AWESOME!!!

AUGUST 24, 2004

Hello Friends,

Last night in Kennewick, Washington we had more fun that a band should be able to say they did without breaking several laws. It was just one of those nights, under the most dramatic skies we've seen in ages, skies that had given the crew problems all afternoon with wind and rain, but who let up just in time for fans to arrive and for us to play a two hour + STYX show for them.

It was a packed house under the cloudy Washington evening sky and these fans meant business, but the beauty of it all was that we did too. We ripped it up from the very first song and by the time we go to our extended encore, we were all like a bunch of friends who were completely relaxed around each other. There's nothing better than the feeling of winning the audience's confidence early on and riding that wave. It was all over way too soon and all we could do was invite everyone to come with us to Alaska, which is where we are now.

We drove to Seattle after our show and slept for a couple of hours before waking up at 6:00 AM to catch the first plane to Anchorage. Boom Boom Boom Boom, we were in the air on Alaska Airlines, enjoying the hospitality of the friendliest crew I can recall for a long time. It was nice to hang out in the galley with the flight attendants, drinking coffee, exchanging STYX stories and getting some tips on what to do and where to eat when we got to Anchorage.

When we arrived we were all a bit surprised by the prevailing smell of smoke as we stepped outside of the terminal. Winds had shifted, sending smoke from the raging forest fires up north right down our way. Alaska has had the warmest summer in years with little or no rain for months and the fires are a direct result. But don't get me wrong, it only got better after this first impression.

From the moment we arrived, we have been met by the friendliest, most relaxed and happy people you could ever hope to meet when visiting a new place. As our driver from the hotel explained to Ricky and me as he drove us to Simon and Seafort's Saloon and Grill for dinner, "People here are not stressed out. It's not too crowded, we have more land and space than any other place in the country and people make a good living here so we're all pretty happy."

Earlier in the day, in fact as soon as we arrived at the hotel from the airport, we dropped our bags and came back downstairs where George, our tour manager, drove us in a 15 passenger van down along Cook's Inlet and out to Portage Glacier where we explored the area and the visitors' center before boarding the "Ptarmigan" which took us to within 300 yards of the glacier. It was just like what you'd expect it to be. So much beauty, so awesome that it was an immediate "we are so small and relatively insignificant" moment as we encountered this living phenomenon. It got very cold as we got closer, as you might imagine, but we were so enraptured by its magnificence we never considered leaving the upper deck and going below where it was protected from the wind. I forgot my camera but several of our gang had theirs so I'll be getting copies of the photos.

But what impresses us just as much as the natural splendor of Alaska, is the warmhearted and hospitable nature of the people who live here.

We are sad to have to leave right after the show tomorrow to catch the redeye back to Los Angeles, but that's the way things worked out, routing-wise.

I do know that we will all return here as soon as possible to spend some quality time, and do and see more of this fantastic place.

Thanks for the hospitality, Anchorage! See you at the show...


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