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Former Styx frontman Dennis DeYoung is using his time at home during the Covid-19 Pandemic to help people stay positive during this tumultuous period. Over the weekend Dennis took to his piano and played the Styx classic “The Best of Times.” Watch Dennis play here:
Dennis DeYoung is back with a new original solo album, “26 East, Vol. 1.” The album will be released May 22nd via Frontiers Music Srl.
Two tracks from the album have been released thus far, ‘East Of Midnight’ and ‘To The Good Old Days’ feat. Julian Lennon.
You can hear them on all major streaming services or at the links below:
‘East Of Midnight’ – HERE: https://youtu.be/9ezG38Iirqg
‘To The Good Old Days’ feat. Julian Lennon – HERE: https://youtu.be/-1ZFCe5b5BI
Stream the new singles and pre-order/save “26 East: Volume 1” on CD/Vinyl/Digital HERE: https://orcd.co/ddy26east_vol1
“26 East” was the address where DeYoung grew up in Roseland, IL on the far south side of Chicago. This is the home where Styx was formed in his basement in 1962. Across the street lived the Panozzo twins, John and Chuck, who along with DeYoung would go on to form the nucleus of the band. The cover artwork features three locomotives traveling through space, representing the original members leaving Chicago on their journey to the stars.
1. East Of Midnight
2. With All Due Respect
3. A Kingdom Ablaze
4. You My Love
5. Run For The Roses
6. Damn That Dream
8. The Promise Of This Land
9. To The Good Old Days
10. A.D. 2020
-Dennis DeYoung: Keyboards, fake drums, fake bass, fake news, and some vocals. Oh, and Vuvuzela.
-Jim Peterik: Guitar, Bass, Keyboard, Vocals and Vuvuzela
-August Zadra: Electric Guitars, vocals
-Jimmy Leahey: Acoustic and electric guitars
-Craig Carter: Bass, vocals and invocations
-Mighty Mike Morales: Drums and all day sound checker
-John Blasucci: Keyboard’s
-Mike Aquino: Electric Guitars
-Kevin Chalfant: backing vocals
-Matthew DeYoung: Drums on “To The Good Old Days”
-Ed Breckenfeld: Drums on “Unbroken”
-Zoe and Austin Orchard for Ring Around The Rosie
-The Chicago Children’s Choir and conductor Josephine Lee
Press release courtesy of Freeman Promotions