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The Styx and Kansas

Stephanie DePrez | Tuesday, March 3, 2009

On Friday, March 27, Styx and Kansas will be at the Morris Performing Arts Center. Styx, the super-band from the 80’s most known for hits like “Mr. Roboto,” “Lady” and “Come Sail Away,” is joined by special guest Kansas, known for songs such as”Carry On My Wayward Son” and “Dust in the Wind.”Styx began in the 60’s, when its members got together in Chicago. They played various gigs and released a few albums. In 1977, Styx released “The Grand Illusion,” their breakthrough album. They became a staple on FM radio as Album Oriented Rock (AOR) and have had a successful career of hits, concept albums, world tours, a break up, a slew of solo albums, a reunion, another breakup, and now another tour. Always reinventing themselves, Styx has survived the times with a string of radio staples to their name.Kansas began in Topeka, Kan. In 1976, the single “Carry On Wayward Son” was released to great success. Kansas also ruled the airwaves of AOR along with Styx, and after a breakup, shifting in the band lineup and a reunion, they are joining Styx at the Morris.