LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 06: Former lead singer of Styx Dennis DeYoung performs onstage during the Unbridled Eve Gala during the 142nd Kentucky Derby on May 6, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for for York Sisters, LLC)

Former Styx Singer Dennis DeYoung to release new album in 2020

By Saige Miller

Spring 2020 can’t come quick enough! Dennis DeYoung announced the release of his new album 26 East: Volume 1 and to makes things even better, it’s the first of two companion albums.

26 East: Volume 1 is going to be a jam-packed album. Julian Lennon will make a special appearance on the track “The Good Old Days,” and Jim Peterik co-wrote a few tunes.

DeYoung wrote “The Good Old Days,” with Lennon’s voice in his head.  It was the first time DeYoung ever worked with Lennon.

“The moment we sang together in the studio, it felt magical,” DeYoung said in a statement. “I had never met Julian previously, but I have been an admirer since Valotte.”

Jim Peterik gave DeYoung the little boost of confidence he needed to produce another album. “He [Jim Peterik] once told me that the world needed my music, to which I replied, ‘Have the world text me for verification,'” DeYoung admitted.

The two musicians wrote nine songs together on the LP. Just two Chicago guys doing what they do best: making music and having a laugh,” said DeYoung.

Five songs will be on the first volume and the rest on the second.

The fun doesn’t stop there. Dennis DeYoung is going on a North American tour! If you buy tickets, you’ll get a copy of his new CD.

Dennis DeYoung’s 2020 tour dates:

2/14 – River City Casino – St Louis, MO
2/15 – River City Casino – St Louis, MO
2/20 – Capital City Amphitheater – Tallahassee, FL
2/21 – Saenger Theatre – Pensacola, FL
2/23 – Sea World Bayside Stadium – Orlando, FL
2/28 – Ameristar Casino Star Pavilion – Kansas City, MO
2/29 – Rhythm City Casino Event Cente – Davenport, IA
3/06 – Golden Nugget Casino – Las Vegas, NV
3/07 – Magnolia Performing Arts Center – El Cajon, CA
3/13 – MGM Park Center Stage – Northfield, OH
3/14 – The Midland Theatre – Newark, OH
3/20 – Revolution Hall – Portland, OR
3/21 – Admiral Theatre – Bremerton, WA
4/03 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL
4/04 – The Clyde Theatre – Fort Wayne, IN
4/17 – The Paramount – Huntington, NY
4/18 – Mayo Performing Arts Center – Morristown, NJ
4/24 – Resorts Superstar Theater – Atlantic City, NJ
4/25 – The Wind Creek Event Center – Bethlehem, PA
5/01 – Le Grand Theatre – Quebec City, Canada
5/02 – Theatre St. Denis – Montreal, Canada
5/08 – Island Casino Showroom – Harris, MI
5/09 – Island Casino Showroom – Harris, MI
6/04 – Paramount Arts Center – Ashland, KY
6/05 – Belterra Casino CenterStage – Florence, IN
7/10 – Verizon Theatre – Grand Prairie, TX
7/11 – Austin City Limits Live Moody Theatre – Austin, TX

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