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Classic rock group STYX is scheduled to for their first - ever appearance in Elkhart, Indiana at the historic Lerner Theatre on Thursday April 3 with HEAD EAST. Formed in a suburban Chicago basement in the early 1970s, Styx first came to Midwest regional attention with their hit single "Lady". Starting when Tommy Shaw joined the band in 1975, Styx reeled off 4 consecutive multi platinum selling albums "Crystal Ball", "The Grand Illusion", "Pieces Of Eight", and "Cornerstone". In 1981, a Gallup Poll named Styx as America's most popular rock band, and record sales, radio airplay and concert tour ticket sales backed up their status. Styx sold out New York's Madison Square Garden, Chicago Stadium, Reunion Arena in Dallas and The Forum in Los Angeles. In recent years, a new generation of Styx fans have joined with older Styx fans at concerts around the world. Styx has become a part of American pop culture, with their songs featured on tv shows including "Friends", "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy". In Adam Sandler's movie "Big Daddy", Sandler's character declares that "Styx is America's Greatest Rock Band!" The quirky Styx single "Mister Roboto" was featured in a car company commercial. Among Styx's many hit singles are "Come Sail Away", "The Grand Illusion", "Babe", "Too Much Time On My Hands", "Fooling Yourself (Angry Young Man)", "Renegade", "Blue Collar Man", "Lorelei", Suite Madame Blue", and "Snowblind". Head East was formed in the late 1970s in Saint Louis, Missouri. Led by founding member / singer / songwriter / keyboard player Roger Boyd, their breakthrough album was "Flat As A Pancake" on A & M Records, and featured "Never Been Any Reason." "Since You Been Gone," "Gettin' Lucky" and "Love Me Tonight" were also strong single releases for Head East. Head East had 3 sellout appearances at South Bend's Morris Civic Auditorium starting in May, 1979. In December, Head East joined with Midwest rockers Styx, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent for a sold out Tornado Relief concert at 8,000 capacity US Cellular Arena in Bloomington, Illinois.