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Styx’ Dennis DeYoung prepping new album for spring 2020

LOUISVILLE, KY – MAY 06: Former lead singer of Styx Dennis DeYoung performs onstage during the Unbridled Eve Gala during the 142nd Kentucky Derby on May 6, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for for York Sisters, LLC)

Dennis DeYoung will release his latest studio set, titled, 26 East: Volume 1, next spring, according to The collection, which will be issued on the Frontiers imprint, will feature the recently recorded Julian Lennon duet “The Good Old Days.” DeYoung explained how the current crop of songs has been split into two volumes: “This was supposed to be my final album but there were so many songs written that Serafino Perugino, CEO of Frontiers, suggested dividing it into two albums rather than one. So be it. This is Volume 1, which sounds pretentious to me, but the marketing folks wanted you to know there are going to be two of them, so hey kids, there are two of them; this is Volume 1.” The album takes its title from DeYoung’s childhood home in the Roseland, the South side of Chicago.

DeYoung shed light on how he teamed up on the new album with fellow Chicago native — Ides Of March and Survivor leader, Jim Peterik: “If not for Jim Peterik’s encouragement, talent and prodding I would not have recorded this music. He once told me that the world needed my music; to which I replied ‘have the world text me for verification.’ We collaborated from the get go, happily and seamlessly and at this time we have written nine songs together of which five will be on Volume 1. Just two Chicago guys doing what they do best, making music and having a laugh.”

Dennis DeYoung tour dates (subject to change):
February 14, 15 – St Louis, MO – River City Casino
February 20 – Tallahassee, FL – Capital City Amphitheater
February 21 – Pensacola, FL – Saenger Theatre
February 23 – Orlando, FL – Sea World Bayside Stadium
February 28 – Casino Star Pavilion – Kansas City, MO Ameristar
February 29 – Davenport, IA – Rhythm City Casino Event Cente
March 6 – Las Vegas, NV – Golden Nugget Casino
March 7 – El Cajon, CA – Magnolia Performing Arts Center
March 13 – Northfield, OH – MGM Park Center Stage
March 14 – Newark, OH – The Midland Theatre
March 20 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
March 21 – Bremerton, WA – Admiral Theatre
April 3 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues  
April 4 – Fort Wayne, IN – The Clyde Theatre
April 17 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
April 18 – Morristown, NJ – Mayo Performing Arts Center
April 24 – Atlantic City, NJ – Resorts Superstar Theater
April 25 – Bethlehem, PA – The Wind Creek Event Center
May 1 – Le Grand Theatre – Quebec City, QC
May 2 – Montreal, QC – Theatre St. Denis
May 8, 9 – Harris, MI – Island Casino Showroom
June 4 – Ashland, KY – Paramount Arts Center
June 5 – Florence, IN – Belterra Casino CenterStage
July 10 – Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theatre
July 11 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Live Moody Theatre