Seneca Niagara Casino and Resort
Niagara Falls, NY
August 18th, 2017
Styx had come to Niagara Seneca Casino and Resort, Niagara Falls, NY on August 18th 2017, as part of their United We Rock 2017 Tour, co headlining the tour with REO Speedwagon.
What could we possibly say about Styx, that has not been said a million times by a million fans? I have seen Styx probably a dozen times or so in my life, dating back to September 23rd, 1983 as a youth, I honestly believe that the band keeps getting better, and better as time goes by.
The band currently consists of Tommy Shaw (lead vocals and lead guitar), Lawrence Gowen (lead vocals and keyboards), James “JY” Young (vocals and guitar), Todd Sucherman (drums and percussion), Ricky Phillips (bass, guitar and vocals).
Styx is definitely a powerhouse of a band live, always visually appearing to to interact with the crowd. Always smiling, and seemingly joking with each other as they perform. Their lighting sparks visual stimulation, and seems to almost suck you into the show. They as a whole, are top notch musicians, operating as a well oiled machine. STYX is a concert that I would recommend catching any time you can, and we will continue to see them year after year.
Todd Sucherman lead the band to the stage at approximately 7:40 pm, leading into Gone, Gone, Gone; a song from Styx’s current album The Mission, pummeling us through the next hour and fifteen minutes of hit, after hit from Styx’s extensive catalog, working a few songs from The Mission into the set.
Just past the midway point of the set, Lawrence Gowen performed a keyboard solo medley of Bohemian Rhapsody, a hit from Queen, and Golden Slumbers; a hit from the Beatles.
Gone Gone Gone
Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)
The Grand Illusion
Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)
Too Much Time on My Hands
Bohemian Rhapsody / Golden Slumbers
Come Sail Away
Rockin’ the Paradise
STYX closed their set with Renegade, a single spot light shown over Tommy Shaw, as he began the a Capella intro to the chart topping song Renegade, from the triple platinum Pieces of Eight album, the entire crowd sprung to their feet.