Styx are an American rock band, officially formed in 1972. Early on, Styx's music reflected such then-current prog rockers as Emerson, Lake & Palmer and the Moody Blues, as evidenced by such releases as 1972's self-titled debut, 1973's Styx II, 1974's The Serpent Is Rising, and 1975's Man of Miracles. Their track "Lady" broke them into the mainstream, and they subsequently changed record labels and released the most successful albums of their career - 1976's "Crystal Ball", 1977's "The Grand Illusion", 1978's "Pieces of Eight", and 1979's "Cornerstone" all went platinum. 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. Two Super-Bowl appearances, Pollstar Box Office chart-topping tours with Def Leppard, Journey, Boston, REO Speedwagon, Bad Company (to name only a few), two more studio albums and no end in sight, STYX continues to conquer the planet, one venue at a time.