Styx returns after 14 years with ‘The Mission’

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Styx band members, from left to right: Chuck Panozzo, Ricky Phillips, Todd Sucherman, Tommy Shaw, James “J.Y.” (Photo by Rick Diamond/ABC Public Relations)Styx band members, from left to right: Chuck Panozzo, Ricky Phillips, Todd Sucherman, Tommy Shaw, James “J.Y.” (Photo by Rick Diamond/ABC Public Relations)

Rock group Styx hasn’t released new music since 2003, but that changes Friday, June 16, with the release of their sixteenth studio album “The Mission.”

“The planets truly aligned for ‘The Mission,’ and I couldn’t be prouder,” said vocalist and guitarist Tommy Shaw. “It’s our boldest, most emblematic album since ‘Pieces of Eight.'”

The 43-minute album was recorded over two years and is adventurous in its story telling approach, narrating the journey of the “first manned mission to Mars in the year 2033.”

The album is available for preorder on Amazon and iTunes

The album’s track list:

1. Overture

2. Gone Gone Gone

3. Hundred Million Miles from Home

4. Trouble at the Big Show

5. Locomotive

6. Radio Silence

7. The Greater Good

8. Time May Bend

9. Ten Thousand Ways to Be Wrong

10. Red Storm

11. All Systems Stable

12. Khedive

13. The Outpost

14. Mission to Mars