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Soundtrack of SummerCombined, they’ve sold over 250 million albums worldwide.  They’ve had 36 #1 and Top 10 smash hit singles that are still being spun on Classic Rock radio over 500,000 times every year.  They’ve performed thousands of concerts worldwide to countless crowds.  Now it’s time for three of the most legendary names in rock to come together for a massive U.S. Summer tour.

and FOREIGNER, with very special guest (former Eagles guitarist/songwriter) will join forces for the “The ” (#thesoundtrackofsummer) three-month U.S. trek, which will kick-off May 16 in Oklahoma City, OK at the Zoo Amphitheatre.  Tickets for various cities go on sale starting February 7.  Fans can check out the tour’s official website, www.soundtrackofsummer.com, for info about all three acts, ticket on-sale dates, and more shows that will be announced in the coming weeks.

Don Felder“The addition of to ‘The ’ tour means that the combined album sales of all 3 acts, as well as all the bands they were once members of, is well north of 200 million worldwide,” declares guitarist/singer James “JY” Young.  “Certainly by this yardstick, ‘The ’ has got to easily be in the Top Ten three-act concert tours to ever hit the road.  ‘Renegade’ ‘Juke Box Heroes’ partying at the ‘Hotel California’ will be your slammin’ soundtrack of a rockin’ hot summer!!!  What more could you ask for after this crazy cold winter we are having???”

Styx Photo shoot with Ash Newell“As longtime friends, we’re happy to join and for the ultimate soundtrack of summer,” says FOREIGNER founding member and lead guitarist Mick Jones.  “Our combined songs are some of America’s favorite summer anthems, and we’re excited to be bringing them to our fans across the country.”

“This tour will have the best vocalists and guitarists on the road today,” exclaims DON FELDER.  “The sheer volume of our combined catalogs is massive and should satisfy any rock & roll fan, and rock them until they can’t walk out of the place.”

DON FELDER–former guitarist of , New York Times best-selling author and four-time Grammy® Award winner—released his second solo album (and first since 1983), ROAD TO FOREVER, in October 9, 2012 and has been on tour throughout the U.S. ever since.  Now, to coincide with the launch of “The Soundtrack of Summer,” the album is being re-released with four additional songs, ROAD TO FOREVER: EXTENDED EDITION, on March 4 via INGrooves Music Group.  The album’s latest single, “You Don’t Have Me,” will be serviced to radio in April.  FELDER’s ROAD TO FOREVER originally debuted on Billboard’s “Heatseekers” chart at #27.  “Girls In Black,” the album’s first single, reached the Top 30 on the Mediabase Rock chart while the second single, “Wash Away,” co-written by FELDER and Styx’s Tommy Shaw and featuring Shaw’s signature vocal sound, quickly jumped to #4 on the Mediabase Classic Rock chart.  FELDER wrote or co-wrote all the songs and performs guitar and lead vocals on the album, which boasts a long list of iconic guest performers including:  David Crosby, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, Steve Lukather, David Paich and Steve Porcaro of Toto, Randy Jackson, Styx’s Tommy Shaw and others. It was produced by FELDER along with Robin DiMaggio (Posse 2.0 bandleader on the “Arsenio Hall Show,” United Nations’ Musical Director).

Spawned from a Chicago basement in the early ‘70s, STYX would eventually transform into the virtual arena rock prototype by the late ’70s and early ’80s, due to a fondness for big rockers and soaring power ballads.  Over the course of their 38-year career they’ve released 15 studio albums, six best-of compilations and four live albums, garnering eight Top Ten singles. STYX has sold over 30 million albums worldwide.  Throughout their illustrious career, they’ve performed more live shows since 1999 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 and 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.

ForeignerWith ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits, FOREIGNER is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million.  Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including “Juke Box Hero,” “Cold as Ice,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Say You Will,” “Dirty White Boy,” “Long, Long Way From Home,” and the worldwide #1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is,” FOREIGNER continues to rock the charts more than thirty years into the game.  JUKE BOX HEROES, a new compilation of digitally recorded Foreigner hits, spent over twenty weeks on Billboard’s “Top 200 Albums” chart in 2013.  The 2008 NO END IN SIGHT album re-entered the Billboard “Top 200 Albums” chart, joining JUKE BOX HEROES in July 2013.  Additionally, JUKE BOX HEROES spent most of 2013 in the Nielsen SoundScan “Top 200 Catalog” chart.  It rose to #4 in that chart in September, an astonishing feat that allowed FOREIGNER’s catalog sales that week to eclipse those of AC/DC, Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, Queen, Van Halen and most of their Classic Rock peers (Source: Nielsen SoundScan Top 200, September 15, 2013).

Check out “The Soundtrack of Summer” tour at any of the following stops (with more to be added in the coming weeks).  DON FELDER hits the stage at 7:00pm at every stop.  STYX and FOREIGNER will alternate closing slots as listed below.

DATE               CITY                             VENUE                                                 CLOSER

Fri 5/16             Oklahoma City, OK        Zoo Amphitheatre                                  FOREIGNER

Sat 5/17            Grand Prairie, TX           Verizon Theatre                                     FOREIGNER

Sun 5/18           Houston, TX                  Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion             STYX

Tue 5/20            Clearwater, FL               Ruth Eckerd Hall                                   FOREIGNER

Thu 5/22            Estero, FL                     Germain Arena                                      STYX

Fri 5/23             St. Augustine, FL          St. Augustine Amphitheatre                    STYX

Sat 5/24            Atlanta, GA                   Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre               STYX

Sun 5/25           Orange Beach, AL         The Wharf                                             FOREIGNER

Thu 5/29            Tuscaloosa, AL             Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre                       STYX

Fri 5/30             Simpsonville, SC           Charter Amphitheatre                             FOREIGNER

Sat 5/31            Charlotte, NC                PNC Music Pavilion                              FOREIGNER

Sun 6/1             Virginia Beach, VA        Farm Bureau Amphitheatre                     STYX

Thu 6/5             Cincinnati, OH               Horseshoe Casino                                 STYX

Fri 6/6               Chicago, IL                   FirstMerit Bank Pavilion                         STYX

Sat 6/7              Maryland Hts., MO        Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre               STYX

Sun 6/8             Kansas City, MO           Starlight Theatre                                    STYX

Thu 6/19            Boston, MA                  Blue Hills Bank Pavilion                      FOREIGNER

Fri 6/20             Bristow, VA                   Jiffy Lube Live                                      FOREIGNER

Sat 6/21            Big Flats, NY                Summer Stage                                      FOREIGNER

Mon 6/23          Verona, NY                   Turning Stone Casino                            STYX

Fri 6/27             Mashantucket, CT          Foxwoods Resort Casino                      STYX

Sat 6/28            Wantagh, NY                 Nikon Jones Beach Theater                    FOREIGNER

Fri 7/4               Scranton, PA                Toyota Pavilion                                     FOREIGNER

Sat 7/5              Bangor, ME                  Darlings Waterfront                               STYX

Sun 7/6             Gilford, NH                   Bank of NH Pavilion                              STYX

Wed 7/9            Canandaigua, NY          Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center     FOREIGNER

Thu 7/10            Detroit, MI                     Freedom Hill Amphitheater                     FOREIGNER

Thu 7/17            Minneapolis, MN           Target Center                                        FOREIGNER

Fri 7/18             Walker, MN                   Moondance Jam                                   STYX

Tue 7/22            Denver, CO                   Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre                 FOREIGNER

Wed 7/23          Salt Lake City, UT          USANA Amphitheatre                            STYX

Fri 7/25             Las Vegas, NV              Orleans Arena                                       STYX

Sat 7/26            Los Angeles, CA           Greek Theatre                                        FOREIGNER

Sun 7/27           Santa Barbara, CA         Santa Barbara Bowl                               FOREIGNER

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