Styx Singer Lawrence Gowan “I Can’t blame Dennis DeYoung, for wanting back in band”
Styx Played The Seneca Niagara Casino on 8/18/17
Sofa King Cool caught up with Styx singer Lawrence Gowan and we talked about the new release “The Mission, Touring, The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, and Dennis DeYoung
Touring in support of their latest CD, The Mission, Styx played at the top of their game . Coming on stage as“The Overture” from The Mission, played, each member came up one at a time to take their position. Todd Sucherman, drummer since 1995, Ricky Phillips bass since 2003, Lawrence Gowan on keyboards since 1999, and finally the dual guitar mainstays of Tommy Shaw and the Godfather of Styx, James ‘JY’ Young.
It’s moments like those that continually make Styx shows unique and appreciated, from a fan perspective. No matter how many times you’ve seen the band — and as much as Styx tours, there’s definitely ample opportunity — just when you think you’ve seen it all, you realize you haven’t.
They played the perfect balance of hit songs and sprinkled in new ones to the fans delight Styx also enjoys a wealth of flexibility when it comes to vocalists as Gowan, Young and Shaw all trade off lead vocals on multiple songs, prudently rotated throughout the set. The three, along with Phillips, also combine for a powerful background vocal mix.