Styx and Foreigner will launch “The Soundtrack of Summer” co-headlining tour featuring former Eagles guitarist/songwriter Don Felder May 16 at Oklahoma City’s Zoo Amphitheatre.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.
Combined, the artists sold more than 250 million albums worldwide. They’ve had 36 No. 1 and Top 10 smash hit singles that are still being spun on classic rock radio more than 500,000 times every year. They’ve performed thousands of concerts worldwide, and their three-month summer trek will take them to amphitheaters, theaters, pavilions and arenas across the United States.
“The addition of Don Felder to ‘The Soundtrack of Summer’ 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,” says Styx guitarist/singer James “JY” Young In a news release. “Certainly by this yardstick, ‘The Soundtrack of Summer’ 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???”
Felder will open the dates, hitting the stage at 7 p.m. at each tour stop.
“This tour will have the best vocalists and guitarists on the road today,” says Felder in the release. “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.”
Styx and Foreigner will alternate closing slots throughout the tour, with Foreigner doing the honors at the OKC show.
“As longtime friends, we’re happy to join Styx and Don Felder for the ultimate soundtrack of summer,” says Foreigner founding member and lead guitarist Mick Jones in the release. “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.”