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8 p.m. Thursday, December 28. The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard).


For a Chicago band, Styx has a lot of love for St. Louis. Consider that the group's recorded two live albums in St. Louis this millennium, and that it's kicking off its latest world tour at the Pageant. Despite frequent personnel changes, solo albums and side projects (Damn Yankees, anyone?), Styx has never stopped working. These days, its Midwestern take on Queen-styled progressive rock sounds familiar in a strange, anachronistic sort of way — which may be why its 1970s hits keep showing up in TV shows, commercials and movies to such sweetly amusing effect. Styx arrives here on the heels of One with Everything, a CD and DVD recorded live with the Cleveland Contemporary Youth Orchestra. Oh, and Dennis DeYoung isn't with the band, so don't expect "Mr. Roboto."

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