Chuck Panozzo's
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2011 Styx - Yes Tour

Chuck is posting on Facebook to give fans some aspects of the tour for fans. 

I will be recording his posts here for those that do not have Facebook accounts.


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Dec 28, 2011

how bored were we LOL

Dec 28, 2011

there are three future musician's in this kindregarten class
2 are thwin's that started a basement band

Front Row 3rd from right - Chuck Panozzo
Front Row 2nd from right - John Panozzo

Dec 27, 2011 On 12/31/12 I'm posting a original pic of the TRADEWIND's it's part of my 50th year in Music ---
Dec 10, 2011 On Mon Nite I'll be attending the Brian Neal charity event "Dancing with the Star's"
No I won't be dancing LOL
Brian foundtion is making it possible for individuals with HIV/AIDS to have free accesss to the gym and a nutrional plan for healthier and quality of life...
Nov 15, 2011 I just finished a interview about
A Day In America Living wilt HIV
for Frontiers Mag
If u haunt noticed I speak openly about
HIV to help educate everyone about .
I thank everyone who reads my posts .

Nov 04, 2011 After a really fun gig at the RIALTO - the tour bus arrived in Lexington -
Nov 03, 2011 What a fun time I've had here in Chicago - met with some friends - and we performed on Rosie's ...Im not sure when that will air - Styx the Fans and Rosie all had a great time :)
Nov 02, 2011 I arrived to a beautiful day here in Chicago :)
Last night I met my very good HS and College friend Michael for dinner .
Today Styx tapes the Rosie O' show ....later Chuck
Oct 29, 2011 On Fri. 10/28 I gave a interview to Out Magazine for to talk about a photo essay
project about "A Day with HIV in America - A Day with HIV in America captures the collective portrait of those living with HIV.
I believe the stories help remove the stigma of HIV ....Chuck
Oct 14, 2011 Today I'm giving 3 phone interviews - there all for newspapers
Oct 13, 2011 For the 2nd year in a row I've been asked to participate in
"Positively Aware's A Day with HIV in American campaign"
This is my 20th year being HIV POZ ...and my 40th touring year with Styx
Oct 13, 2011 today I'm off to Myrtle Beach and 3 Styx gig's !
Oct 10, 2011 We Rocked DC !
Oct 09, 2011 It's a beautiful day here in DC - I'm looking forward to to nights gig
Oct 08, 2011 It's a rainy morning here in S Fl - I leave today for DC and the Taste OF DC
Oct 06, 2011 'Chuck Factor' weighs in as Styx wild card
Sep 01, 2011 I'm dedicating my performance to
my Dad - he was a major influence
in my life -
Aug 26, 2011

I gave this interview on my day off .
If u have time read it : )

The Best of Times for Chuck Panozzo

Aug 25, 2011 I leave for Philadelphia today .... Looks like I'll be chasing the Storm !
Aug 22, 2011 I just finished givining a interview for a Classic Rock Station in Canada !
Aug 11, 2011 Yesterday I gave a intereview for HIV+ magazine - the topic
HIV Infections in Young Rising
Let's not loose another generation to a preventable disease !
Aug 03, 2011 It's 8:45 pm JY and I are sitting back stage only to be interrupted as usual to get ready : )
Aug 03, 2011 styx newsletter 2011
we are at a San Fransico Airport !
this is a Radio Show !!! Also the Last Show with YES
5:45 depart for
9:30 -10:48 Styx on Stage
After Show return to Hotel and Sleep Fast
next gig Wasua , Wisconsin
Aug 03, 2011 ‎11:40 pm
I'm in my bunk texting after a incredible evening at the Greek Theatre !
Time to take my meds - I know there's a long drive a head .
Later this to night we do it all again!
Aug 02, 2011 It's 8:14 and I'm texting while Man in the Wilderness is performed.
The dressing room looks like a frat house lol clothes everywhere !
I use this quiet time get ready to here " Chuckie are U ready "
Like Sponge Bob "I'm Ready ! "
Aug 02, 2011 To night Styx performs at the
Greek Theatre
I'm dedicating my performance to my Lofrano cousins
Bob Carolyn Carm and Jim !
Aug 01, 2011 I just arrived to a great weather day !
Looking forward to tomorrow nights gig !
Jul 31, 2011 Styx has a long history in both Cities and I have cousins there too :)
Jul 31, 2011 Tomorrow I leave for LA and SF -
Jul 27, 2011 There was about six young guys waiting ... I walked up to them as did the rest of Styx ... From the smiles on their faces I think a life time experience was made : )
Jul 26, 2011 I'm in the dressing room at Red Rocks : ) there's a huge piece of the Mt taking up a lot of space lol
Jul 26, 2011

My sister looks so happy -Chuick and John not so much :)

Jul 25, 2011 I'm off to Denver & Red Rocks !
Jul 21, 2011 Chuck left the tour, but will return. This was a planned leave.
Jul 21, 2011 ‎1:32 PM I just arrived in S Fl waiting for my Luggage .

Fan question: And we appreciate it Chuckie, wish more did!!! I have seen styx since the days with You, JY, Dennis, and Both Johns and every tour from Crystal ball to Paradise theater and on to the new version as well, Styx has always been an important part of my life, and always will be, and it is just so great that you reach out to us all! Thanks Brother!!

Chuck's response:

thanks for being a fan!
Last year we performed the "Grand Illusion" and "Pieces of Eight " in there entirety -both album are over 30 years old .
Your talking about the days we were headlining .
These days of multiple bands limit both in performance time and the songs .
Styx performed 107 shows last year and will do the same this year.
That's a lot of singing - a voice which is a instrument can't be tuned !
Songs are chosen by sharing leads - The music industry has changed .
The same social net work that allows me to respond is responsible for this .
I'm not sure if I answered your question
I'm not sure if there's a band of member who would take the time to respond .

July 20, 2011 (11:17am) Not sure how many Rockers would post
that's why I do !
July 20, 2011 (6:18am)
Wed 6/20 6am - the tour bus just arrived
Auburn Hill's
Try to sleep
4:30 Dept for Venue
5:30 Doors
...7-7:20 Shane Alexander
7:40-9:05 pm Styx at DTE Energy Music
After Show I get dropped off at
Airport Hotel

I rejoin Styx in Denver - the magical
"Red Rocks Amphitheater"
July 19, 2011 (11:18pm) Next stop Motor City
Detroit !
July 19, 2011 (11:17pm) We back stage as exited and sweaty as our fan's to night !
July 19, 2011 (10:16pm) Crystal Ball then " Chuckie's ". On
July 19, 2011 (10:15pm) I hope u liked this virtual backstage -
Suite Madame Blue is almost over
July 19, 2011 (9:40pm) I'm back stage - the dressing room is mine
Keith is busy and soon George and Jason will shout "are u ready yet "
July 19, 2011 (9:36pm) I returned from the stage
The Dressing Room is Mine !
July 19, 2011 (9:32pm) Backstage know the crew gives everyone a instrument
Music strarts the crowd starts cheering
Spots on
Blue Collar Man
July 19, 2011 (9:19pm) The guys are dressed and George has his arms folded across his chest !
That pose makes me chuckle - the promoter and his daughter just had a photo taken with Us
July 19, 2011 (8:40pm) ‎28 minutes and counting
July 19, 2011 (8:40pm) We will repeat this ritual for as long as Styx has fans : )
July 19, 2011 (8:38pm) One hour stage call !
That mean a lot happens - warming up changing and chat - this is as far as I'll go : )
Soon the guys will get another stage call -
and a ten minute call -I walk with them to the stage - watch the audience reaction -
Then it's my turn to change - the dressing room is mine lol then I get my call
July 19, 2011 (7:46pm) Back to the Show - Shane did his set
YES is currently performing and there are at least 4 conversations happening at once in out hospitality room
July 19, 2011 (7:15pm) Mean while backstage Time to head for catering .... Sometimes its really good other times Not so much -this was not so much -

Fan Question: What do you like to have back there?

thankfully we have a supply of healthy food on the bus --

July 19, 2011 (4:37pm) Depart Hotel at 5 pm
32 min drive to Venue
July 19, 2011 (1:48pm) I see the world with a sense of humor !
Thanks for seeing that in my posts
July 19, 2011 (11:15am) I like to give a insight really a more personal observation on how most Rock tours day to day that turn into weeks run .
July 19, 2011

In response to missing the Orange Beach show:

I've been on the bus since nine hours
The very long drives are challenging -
So If it's Orange Beach or Kansas City
It's KC - I'm sure everyone understands .

July 19, 2011 (8:49am) I'm riding "shot gun" on the bus this morning .
It's 8:43 am and we just crossed over the State line into Indiana !
73 miles to Indy !
July 19, 2011 (12:16am) It's 12:16 am. I just boarded the tour bus .
I'm in my bunk till everyone gets on .
Then we all talk about the gig - I'll eat a sandwich and after watching a video it's
time to get some sleep .
500 mi later Ill wake up in Indianapolis !
To be continued ......
July 18, 2011 John played with Thunder- Todd plays like lightening
I told Todd he know plays like Thunder and Lighting !
July 18, 2011 After having yesterday off ( slept most of it
It's the start of my work week .
I'm texting from Kansas City - gig to nite
Tomorrow Indianapolis - Wed - Detroit
I'm taking a short break after that
Ouch even Rockers need to go to the
Dentist : )
July 17, 2011 I arrived here in Kansas City around 9am
from Nashville !
Ate breakfast with Jason and Amanda .
July 16, 2011 (8:37) I'm in the Styx trailer listening to YES
At 9:05 Styx will hit the stage !
Until that happens I'm getting ready to change into my stage clothes .... The part of the trailer I'm sharing with Tommy and JY is quite ... A great time to reflect and then get ready to Rock !
July 16, 2011 (8:04am) To night I dedicate my performance to
My twin brother John
July 16, 2011 (5:10am) Sept 20, 1948 --July 16 , 1996
John Panozzo
American Drummer best known for his work
with the Rock band Styx .
July 15, 2011 (9:15pm) I just arrived in Nashville
July 15, 2011 (11:42 am) Styx is off to Orange Beach Al
I'm off to Nashville - at 2pm I'll give a interview for a Gay Publication
July 14, 2011 Tues, July 11
After this show (Woodstock NY ) drive to Lagurdia Airport Hotel
Wed , July 12
6:35, am Air Canada to Montreal
9-10:36 pm Styx onstage
...Thurs July 13
Delta 7am -9:59 am Atlanta
5: pm Leave for the Venue
9:25 Styx on Stage
July 4, 2011 Just received the 5 min call
Show Time !
July 4, 2011 Ok I just got the 30 min Show Time call
I'll text u how the gig went .... Then I'll end what I hope u found interesting - a different
side of a what touring is like : )
July 4, 2011 Just did a 400 fan meet and greet!
They were part of a Radio Promo !
July 4, 2011 A fact about our crew : there all highly talented and skilled in every instrument
it's there job to keep in the best working condition ... There are few females as Rock techs ...., Libby is one of the best lighting designers .... She calls the spot lights as well as work the board -
July 4, 2011 Im doing the posts from moment to moment .
To share a few behind the scene moments
that our fans never see !

I just played "Fooling Yourself " so one except our crew and the silhouette of
Gary and Libby on sound and light : )
July 4, 2011 Its one pm ... I'm sitting onstage looking out at the rows of seats that turn into the lawn.
The guys are playing Man in the Wilderness ... I think I have the best seat in the house : )
July 4, 2011 Just woke up in the City where it all began !
Philadelphia Freedom ! and only about 8 blocks from Independence Hall !!!
July 3, 2011 After hurry up and wait , I realized it was worth the wait !
July 3, 2011 Tomorrow I'll have the entire schedule
for the 4 th !
Usually only band members get this Info !
July 3, 2011 It's 6:30 pm I'm heading back to the City .
Jason sent a text
" 8:30 pm in the Lobby "
July 3, 2011 Styx Newsletter 2011

Sun, July 03
8::30 Depart for Venue ( 30 minutes)
July 3, 2011 It's 12:30 and were still on the tour bus -
We have a big day ahead .. Details to follow
July 3, 2011 In a few more Hrs the tour bus will be in Philadelphia !
I'm posting some aspects of the tour for fans
who want to experience a segment of a
Styx tour in Cyber !
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