Styx, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and special guest Tesla highlight one the hottest tours of the Summer

Styx - Photo by Tom Collins

Styx Tommy Shaw - Photo by Tom Collins

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - Photo by Tom Collins





Story by Scott J & Photos by Tom Collins

Legendary Rock bands Styx, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, and Tesla have acquired millions of fans around the world both real and fictional. After all, it was Big Daddy, Sonny Koufax who said “I’ve seen them, like, twenty-five times. Tommy Shaw, when I was, like, sixteen years old, I was at the concert, he actually reached out and grabbed my hand, pulled me up on stage, and I got to do the robot voice for Mr. Roboto!”. And then you have the International Man of Mystery himself, Austin Powers, exclaiming “Domo arigato, Mr.Roboto. {Thank you, Mr. Roboto} [to audience] I thank you”.

In reality we all have our stories of when we first heard their songs and/or saw them LIVE. Just last year, Rock Titan Music Television had the honor and privilege of featuring Boston and Joan Jett for WMGK’s Big Gig! We caught up back stage with Boston bass player Tracy Ferrie (see interview below), and even he gushed about how awesome it was to be on the road with a revered ROCKER like Joan Jett. The woman sings and performs every bit as well as she did 30 years ago. Then you talk about a band with as many hits as Styx? Too many to count. Just this past LIVE NATION National Concert week, Rock Titan photojournalist Tom Collins got to catch up with James “J.Y.” Young and Lawrence Gowan (see interview below). These guys are absolutely jacked to be out on the road once again, and you should share their enthusiasm!

Boston Interview discussing Joan Jett

TOUR DATES

Fri 6/1 Concord, CA Concord Pavilion

Sat 6/2 Sacramento, CA Toyota Amphitheatre

Mon 6/4 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre

Tue 6/5 Denver, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

Thu 6/7 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena

Sat 6/9 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Presented by Huntsman

Sun 6/10 Dallas, TX The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

Tue 6/12 Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater

Wed 6/13 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion

Thu 6/14 Raleigh, NC Costal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

Sat 6/16 Atlanta, GA Verizon Amphitheatre

Sun 6/17 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

Wed 6/27 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Thu 6/28 Syracuse, NY Lakeview Amphitheater

Fri 6/29 Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

Sat 6/30 Hershey, PA GIANT Center

Tue 7/3 Montreal, QUE. Place Bell at Laval

Wed 7/4 Toronto, ONT. Budweiser Stage

Fri 7/6 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre

Sat 7/7 Chicago, IL Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

Sun 7/8 St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Tue 7/10 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre

Wed 7/11 Indianapolis, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center

Fri 7/13 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live

Sat 7/14 Pittsburgh, PA KeyBank Pavilion

Sun 7/15 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center

Photo Gallery by Tom Collins

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