Founding Styx member Dennis DeYoung comes to the Wellmont for a night of music.
If Styx fans are looking for a new performance close to home, get ready to take a trip to the Wellmont Theater to see Styx’s very own Dennis DeYoung perform some of the band’s famous music alongside his own band. The show will take place on Friday, Jan. 22 at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and range from $20 to $140.
DeYoung is a singer-songwriter and producer, and is credited with being a founding member of the band Styx as their lead vocalist and keyboard player from about 1970 through 1999. He is also known for writing more songs for the band than any other Styx member.
Dennis DeYoung, alongside his own band, will be performing the music of Styx at the Wellmont Theater, the perfect treat for any Styx fan. DeYoung will be joined on stage by his amazing band, including August Zadra on lead guitar and vocals, Jimmy Leahey on lead guitar and vocals, John Blasucci on keyboard, Craig Carter on bass and vocals, Dave Anthony and Suzanne DeYoung.
Longtime Styx fan Michael Notarnicola is excited the Dennis DeYoung will be performing the music of the great band. “I love Styx because they pay really close attention to melody and harmony and making them work together,” said Notarnicola. “My favorite song is definitely ‘Come Sail Away’ because the piano intro is really pretty and it switches up genres in an interesting way.”
Be sure to grab your tickets today while you still can! If you’re looking for food before or after the Dennis DeYoung show, be sure to check out the many options that are located right by the Wellmont. One great choice is Ah Pizz, a delicious pizzeria right off of Bloomfield on North Willow Street. Ah Pizz offers amazing choices in pizzas and Italian-style dishes, and is a BYO/BYOB restaurant.
Styx tickets start at $20 and are available online at livenation.com or at the Wellmont Theater box office. The Wellmont Theater is located right off of Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Parking is available across from the venue, but is limited. Concert-goers are encouraged to arrive early for a spot, but additional parking is also available on the side streets and along Bloomfield Avenue. The show starts at 8 p.m. but doors open at 7 p.m., so be sure to get there early to experience everything Montclair has to offer.