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    As the name indicates West Coast Music has its origin on the American West Coast. The music emphasizes melody, harmonies and arrangements, and the vocal and instrumental performances are always with great skill and of high quality. The music is often performed by pop/rock artists from the American West Coast, but is in no way limited to any geografical area.

Dennis DeYoung 40th Anniversary Tour Announcement

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Dennis DeYoung Announces The Grand Illusion 40th Anniversary US Album Tour

Dennis DeYoung announces a special live tour celebrating the 40th Anniversary of STYX‘s iconic 1977 album release, THE GRAND ILLUSION. DeYoung will reflect back on more than 4 decades of musical excellence throughout the performance. This includes performing the entire Grand Illusionalbum plus all the greatest hits written and sung by DeYoung including – “Come Sail Away,” “Babe,” “Mr. Roboto,” “The Best Of Times,” and “Lady.” Other hit songs attendees may expect include fan favorites “Renegade,” “Blue Collar Man,” “Suite Madame Blue” and more. 

The excitement of the Grand Illusion 40th Anniversary Tour is the magic of DeYoung‘s instantly recognizable voice bringing the classic STYX catalog to the live stage. For fans that weren’t witness to the original album tour, DeYoungshares, “The Grand Illusion album was STYX’s greatest achievement, and this year my band and I will bring its sound and spirit to life nightly on concert stages across America.

The Grand Illusion was STYX‘s seventh studio album, but historically serves as the album that would launch the band to super stardom with DeYoung‘s song “Come Sail Away” reaching number 8 on Billboard‘s Top 100 in 1977. The song pushed album sales to more than 3 million copies and gave STYX a multi-platinum album certification bringing STYX critical commercial success. The album remains a staple on classic rock radio stations worldwide.

Of the Grand Illusion album, DeYoung adds “I formulated the theme behind the Grand Illusion album after observing how American culture creates illusions through advertising and entertainment to convince us that our lives our lacking, in order to sell products. I told the audience that we were part of the Illusion and warned them not to be “fooled by the radio,” which was us, and that in the end, despite the illusions and hype created, that “deep inside we’re all the same.”

2018 offers opportunities for fans to see Dennis DeYoung and his band at a hometown venue. New dates are being added and ticket sales are available through DeYoung’s official website. For a detailed list of venues and performance dates, visit http://www.dennisdeyoung.com/tour.

The current tour schedule includes:

  • 2-9-18 – Wausau, WI – Dennis DeYoung: The Grand Illusion 40th Anniversary Album Tour
  • 2-10-18 – Waukegan, IL – Dennis DeYoung: The Grand Illusion 40th Anniversary Album Tour
  • 2-16-18 – St. Louis, MO – Dennis DeYoung: The Grand Illusion 40th Anniversary Album Tour
  • 2-17-18 – Wichita, KS –  Dennis DeYoung: The Grand Illusion 40th Anniversary Album Tour
  • 2-23-18 – Las Vegas – Dennis DeYoung and the music of STYX
  • 2-24-18 – Las Vegas – Dennis DeYoung and the music of STYX
  • 3-11-18 – Private Show – Dennis DeYoung and the music of STYX
  • 3-15-18 – Plymouth, MA –  Dennis DeYoung: The Grand Illusion 40th Anniversary Album Tour
  • 3-16-18 – Montclair, NJ –  Dennis DeYoung: The Grand Illusion 40th Anniversary Album Tour
  • 3-22-18 – Verona, NY – Dennis DeYoung: The Grand Illusion 40th Anniversary Album Tour
  • 3-23-18 – Williamsport, PA – Dennis DeYoung: The Grand Illusion 40th Anniversary Album Tour
  • 3-24-18 – Bethlehem, PA – Dennis DeYoung: The Grand Illusion 40th Anniversary Album Tour
  • 4-20-18 – Bow, WA – Dennis DeYoung and the music of STYX
  • 4-21-18 – Bow, WA – Dennis DeYoung and the music of STYX
  • 5-18-18 – Torrington, CT – Dennis DeYoung: The Grand Illusion 40th Anniversary Album Tour
  • 5-19-18 – Concord, NH – Dennis DeYoung: The Grand Illusion 40th Anniversary Album Tour
  • 6-1-18 – Austin, TX – Dennis DeYoung and Night Ranger
  • 6-9-18 – Florence, IN – Dennis DeYoung and the music of STYX

Find Dennis DeYoung online through the following links:

Official Website: www.dennisdeyoung.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dennis-DeYoung-303904839630509

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Good music enriches your life. At BLUE DESERT we are passionate about this particular yet wide-ranging style of music we call West Coast Music. This site is a modest tribute to the music and the performing artists, who through the (many) years have given us - and continue to give us - endless hours of musical enjoyment. As long-time fans we want to share our enthusiasm, experiences and views with fellow connoisseurs as well as curious newcomers. If we can do our bit to help promote this great music and all the gifted artist – well, then we have succeeded.

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