Still Rockin After All These Years: Styx at Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA (January 23, 2015)

It’s the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills.  It’s a classy place.  As Styx says, “There was a time when bands like us weren’t allowed in venues like this.  I guess we are all grown up adults now, so they think we’ll behave.  We’ll see.” They may be older now, but they can still rock.  They quickly get the crowd riled up by playing “Fooling Yourself” and “Lady”.  During the songs, Lawrence Gowan spins the keyboard around in circles with the special setup he has created.  Later on in the night, he talks about how it’s a very nice neighborhood.  He found the really nice jacket he is wearing in someone’s trash!

Later on, Gowan is the only one on stage.  He launches into a cover medley playing “Piano Man” by Billy Joel, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” by the Rolling Stones, “Let It Be” by The Beatles, and finally “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen.  This is all a lead up of classic rock songs to their greatest hit, “Come Sail Away”.  The audience goes nuts as they tear the roof down and finish off their set.

Some older bands turn into a hits jukebox and lose their enthusiasm for the music.  Styx isn’t one of them.  Catch them now while you still can!

Quinn Delaney

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