Styx Shares Lyric Video for “Reveries,” from New Album ‘Crash of the Crown’ (Out Now)


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Back on June 18, Styx released Crash of the Crown, an album of unique depth and uplift, a strong accomplishment from the long-running band despite its conception and recording during the trying times of the pandemic.

Among the standout tracks on the record is “Reveries,” a song that now has its own lyric video, as debuted by Styx on Friday:

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Speaking with Rock Cellar’s Ken Sharp in our June 2021 feature story, Styx guitarist/songwriter Tommy Shaw discussed that track in particular:

“Our producer, Will Evankovich, knows he can send something to me; he writes this incredible music. He’s a melody writer too and it’s fun to work with a writer you trust and appreciate. So there was a lot of that, which went into this record.

“Will sent me this track ‘Reveries,’ the opening and the verse and the chorus and I put my pen to paper and those words just came out. It often surprises me what because I was thinking about that; I wasn’t even sure what I was talking about writing around running with the elephants. (laughs) “OK, now what’s the next line?” I thought of ‘Reveries’ as ‘likes’ on Instagram, you know, everyone is so influenced by whether people like them or not. Whoever that person is in “Reveries” is kind of caught up in that and that’s what the song is about.”

Styx is out on the road right now on a short tour supporting the record, and they will be joined by Collective Soul through June 27:

With Collective Soul:

Fri 6/25 Bonner Springs, KS Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre
Sat 6/26 Camdenton, MO Ozarks Amphitheater
Sun 6/27 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre

And the band’s extended run of headlining dates, which go into early 2022:

Sat 7/3 Dubuque, IA Five Flags Center
Sun 7/4 O’Fallon, MO O’Fallon Heritage & Freedom Fest
Fri 7/9 Prior Lake, MN Lakefront Music Fest
Sat 7/10 Greenville, WI Greenville Lions Park/Catfish Concert
Sun 7/11 West Fargo, ND Red River Valley Fair
Thurs 7/22 Fort Wayne, IN Sweetwater Performance Pavilion
Fri 7/23 Kettering, OH Fraze Pavilion
Sat 7/24 York, PA York Fair (with REO Speedwagon)
Sun 7/25 Whitehouse Station, NJ New Jersey Festival of Ballooning
Thu 7/29 Youngstown, OH Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre
Fri 7/30 Sharpsburg, KY Barnyard Amphitheatre
Sat 7/31 Jim Thorpe, PA Penn’s Peak
Thu 8/5 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckard Hall
Fri 8/6 Augusta, GA The Bell Auditorium
Sat 8/7 North Charleston, SC North Charleston PAC
Sun 8/8 LaGrange, GA Sweetland Amphitheatre
Tue 8/10 Norfolk, VA Chartway Arena
Wed 8/11 Durham, NC Durham PAC
Fri 8/13 Sylvania, OH Centennial Theatre
Sun 8/15 Lewisburg, WV State Fair
Wed 8/18 Des Moines, IA Iowa State Fair
Thu 8/19 Evansville, IN Aiken Theatre
Sat 8/21 Woodstock, IL McHenry County Fairgrounds
Sat 9/4 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
Wed 9/8 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre
Thu 9/9 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre
Sat 9/11 Brighton, CO Adams County Amphitheatre
Tue 9/14 Salt Lake City, UT Utah State Fair (with REO Speedwagon)
Wed 9/22 Puyallup, WA Washington State Fair (with REO Speedwagon)
Fri 9/24 Las Vegas, NV The Venetian Theatre
Sat 9/25 Las Vegas, NV The Venetian Theatre
Sun 9/26 Las Vegas, NV The Venetian Theatre
Fri 10/1 Atlantic City, NJ Tropicana Atlantic City
Sat 10/2 Waterloo, NY The Vine at Del Lago
Fri 10/15 Lake Charles, LA Golden Nugget
Sat 10/16 Arlington, TX The Levitt Pavilion Arlington
Thu 10/21 Amarillo, TX Amarillo Civic Center
Sat 10/23 Austin, TX Nutty Brown Amphitheatre
Sun 10/24 Helotes, TX John T. Moore’s County Store
Thu 11/18 Ralston, NE Ralston Arena
Fri 11/19 Salina, KS Stiefel Theatre
Sat 11/20 Springfield, IL Sangamon Auditorium
Thu 1/6/22 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium



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