Styx Founder Hopeful for “One Last Tour for the Fans” with the Band

Dennis DeYoung performs on stage at The Magnolia on March 07, 2020 in El Cajon, California. Photo by Daniel Knighton/Getty Images

While seeing Chicago rockers Styx still touring is great for their fans, going to their live shows doesn’t come without certain compromises. Since 1999, founder and vocalist Dennis DeYoung is no longer part of the band, while the group also rarely plays the songs he wrote. But, as it turns out, there is a glimpse of hope that this might change in the future.

DeYoung recently had an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, in which he explained his views on a possible reunion with the band that fired him two decades ago.

“I have probably said over and over again we should do one last tour for the fans. I don’t have to have the name. Let’s go do 80 or 100 shows,” said DeYoung.

According to the vocalist, he isn’t on speaking terms with guitarists James Young and Tommy Shaw, but he wouldn’t mind getting back together with them in order to give fans what they want.

“Let’s get together and give the fans one more run at this thing and then I’ll ride off into the sunset. You’ll keep doing your Styx thing and using the name. I don’t care. I want it one more time for our fans,” said DeYoung when asked to send a message to his former bandmates.

Since leaving Styx, Dennis DeYoung recorded one solo album, 2007’s One Hundred Years from Now, while extensively touring and performing the songs of his former band. DeYoung will release his new record this year, with 26 East, Vol. 1 set to hit the shelves in on April 10th.