from STYX official web site: Lawrence Gowan comes to Styx (in 1999)
via a successful performing and recording career in Canada. Having been
classically trained, Gowan's vocal and playing abilities quickly made
him a huge success in Canada with 3 platinum and 4 gold hit records,
numerous Juno Award nominations, and eventually the Prestigious Achievement
Award from the Canadian Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers.
Styx became aware of him in 1997 when he opened a few Canadian dates
for them and remarkably received two encores from a crowd filled with
longtime Styx fans. His success in front of their audience and his incredible
stage energy and vocal ability made him the obvious choice to replace
original member Dennis DeYoung in 1999. "Gowan's a real asset to
Styx," explains JY. "He's brought new energy and excitement
to the stage and I don't think I've had this much fun playing live in
you would like to see STYX with Gowan performing in Canada, PLEASE
contact your local booking agents and let them know. These agents
do not feel that they will fill up a theatre/coliseum etc. with fans!!!
Here are phone numbers you can call to help the cause because some
Canadians promotors work on the file but they said maybe next winter
we will see Styx here! If we call, we have a chance to accelerate
the process. So, here they are - Montreal: (514)939-2554 Toronto:
(416)260-5700 Vancouver: (604)683-4233. When you call, just ask why
Styx can't book dates here and when we can expect to see them!!!
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