Dennis DeYoung



WHO IS HE: Dennis DeYoung is the former lead singer, songwriter, keyboardist and accordion player for Styx. The progressive rock band broke through to the mainstream in 1974 with its single “Lady,” which reached No. 6 on the charts. Throughout the rest of the decade, Styx released platinum album after platinum album, including “Crystal Ball,” “The Grand Illusion,” “Pieces of Eight” and “Cornerstone.” Some of the band’s biggest hit singles during this period were “Come Sail Away,” “Renegade,” “Blue Collar Man,” “Fooling Yourself” and “Babe.” Styx kicked off the 1980s in style with the 1981 release “Paradise Theater,” which sold more than 3 million copies and became the biggest hit album of its career.

WHAT TO EXPECT: It’s been more than 15 years since Dennis DeYoung first left Styx in the late 1990s, and after a few brief reunions, the talented musician has managed to do just fine for himself as a solo act. As the voice of the music, Styx fans continue to come out in force and will no doubt be in great numbers at Borgata on Saturday night for DeYoung’s performance. Concertgoers can expect to hear hit songs including “Come Sail Away,” “Fooling Yourself,” “Babe,” “Renegade,” “Blue Collar Man” and “Lady.”

MORE INFO: Tickets are $39 and $49.

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Freelance reporter for At The Shore/Atlantic City Insiders from 2011-2015; Editor in Chief,,2014-2015; Writer for Zagat, 2013

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