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Former Styx Frontman Dennis DeYoung Announces New Album

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Former Styx frontman Dennis DeYoung has announced plans to release a new album, titled 26 East: Volume 1, in the spring.

The LP features a guest appearance by Julian Lennon on the track "The Good Old Days" and is the first of two companion albums.

"There were so many songs written that Serafino Perugino, CEO of Frontiers, suggested dividing it into two albums," DeYoung explained in a statement. "So be it."

He added, "This is Volume 1, which sounds pretentious to me, but the marketing folks wanted you to know there are going to be two of them, so hey, kids, there are two of them."

DeYoung revealed that he wrote "The Good Old Days" with Lennon's voice in mind and was delighted when Lennon agreed to sing the duet.

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

DeYoung also announced a tour of North America, with a CD of 26 East: Volume 1 included in the ticket price.

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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