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Styx coming to Sanford Center in Bemidji May 28

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Styx is coming to Bemidji.

The Sanford Center announced Monday that Styx will appear at 8 pm. Saturday, May 28, at the Sanford Center.

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Tickets start at $25 and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 22. Parking will cost $5. Tickets will be available at the Sanford Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 800-745-3000.

According to the official Styx website, members Tommy Shaw, James "JY" Young, Lawrence Gowan, Todd Sucherman and Ricky Phillips (along with the occasional surprise appearance by original bassist Chuck Panozzo), have performed more live since 1999 than all of the previous years of its career combined. "Two Super-Bowl appearances, Pollstar Box Office chart-topping tours with Def Leppard, Journey, Boston, REO Speedwagon, Bad Company (to name only a few), two more studio albums and no end in sight, Styx continues to conquer the planet, one venue at a time."

Spawned from a suburban Chicago basement in the early 1970s, Styx would eventually transform into the virtual arena rock prototype by the late '70s and early '80s, due to a fondness for big rockers and soaring power ballads.

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