Dennis DeYoung, the lead singer and songwriter for seven of Styx’s eight top 10 hits, will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 4 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St.
Tickets are available here, by phone at 402-472-4747 or at the box office. Tickets are available to students at a 50 percent discount with a valid NCard.
“Dennis DeYoung has one of the most iconic rock and roll voices of all time,” said Bill Stephan, executive director of the Lied Center. “This concert will be a highlight of the Lied Center’s popular concert programming this season.”
The Chicago-based band originated in 1962 when 14-year-old DeYoung and brothers John and Chuck Panozzo joined together in the basement of DeYoung’s childhood home. Since then, Styx has become one of America’s most successful and enduring bands, selling more than 35 million albums worldwide.
For more than four decades, DeYoung has been a singer, songwriter, keyboardist and record producer. He wrote and sang several classics including “Lady,” “Come Sail Away,” “Best of Times,” “Mr. Roboto,” “Show Me the Way,” “Desert Moon,” “Don’t Let It End” and “Babe.” His singing talents have made his voice one of the most recognizable in the world. DeYoung has recorded seven solo albums including “Desert Moon,” whose title track achieved top 10 status. He continues to tour with his rock band around the world.
In recent years, DeYoung’s songs have continued to enjoy popularity. His compositions have been featured in more than 30 television shows including “The Simpsons,” “South Park,” “Freaks and Geeks,” “Dharma and Greg,” “E.R.,” “The King of Queens,” “Sex and the City,” “Will and Grace,” “Cold Case,” “That ’70s Show” and “Saturday Night Live.”
DeYoung’s songs have also been featured in 15 movies including “The Virgin Suicides,” “Big Daddy,” “Detroit Rock City,” “Atlantis: The Lost Empire,” “The Wild,” “The Karate Kid II,” “Mr. Woodcock,” “Underdog” and “Fun With Dick and Jane.”
August Zadra (guitar, vocals), Jimmy Leahey (guitar, vocals), John Blasucci (keyboards), Craig Carter (bass, vocals), Dave Anthony (percussion) and Suzanne DeYoung (vocals) will join DeYoung on the Lied Center stage.