Dennis DeYoung is the reason Styx rocks, and he’s playing Clearwater on Friday

He’ll play nothing but the hits at Ruth Eckerd Hall.


If you’ve ever had the best of times with Styx on the stereo, then you probably have Dennis DeYoung to thank for that. The 72-year-old wrote most of the band’s big hits (“Babe,” “Mr. Roboto,” “Show Me the Way” and “Come Sail Away” among others), and he promises to play them at this Clearwater gig at Ruth Eckerd Hall where Night Ranger (“Sister Christian,” “When You Close Your Eyes”) opens the show.

Dennis DeYoung w/Night Ranger. Fri. April 19. Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater.

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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