ATLANTA, GA — The Atlanta Braves 2011 Summer Concert Series presented by Coca-Cola and Delta Air Lines announces a date with multiplatinum recording artist Styx, coming to Turner Field on Saturday, September 17th to rock Braves fans with a free postgame concert after the Braves vs. Mets game. Fans who want special access to the band can also purchase VIP Field Passes for $20 at braves.com/styx.
Spawned from a suburban Chicago basement in the early ‘70s, 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. Some of their biggest hits include “Lady” (#6, 1975), “Come Sail Away” (#8, 1977), “Babe” (#1, 1979), “The Best of Times” (#3, 1981), “Too Much Time On My Hands” (#9, 1981), and “Mr. Roboto” (#3, 1983). Other hits by the band include “Show Me the Way” (#3, 1990), “Don’t Let It End” (#6, 1983) and “Renegade” (#16, 1978). The band has four consecutive albums certified multi-platinum by the RIAA.
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 ’99 than all of the previous years of its career combined, including two Super-Bowl appearances, Pollstar Box Office chart-topping tours with Def Leppard, Journey, Boston, REO Speedwagon, and Bad Company.
The Atlanta Braves 2011 Summer Concert Series presented by Coca-Cola and Delta Air Lines began Opening Weekend with The Avett Brothers and continued throughout the season with Yacht Rock Revue and the B-52’s.
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