Styx, Bad Company, Billy Squier Touring Together

Late-'70s/early-'80s acts to play 40 North American dates, beginning May 10 in Cleveland, ending July 14 in Illinois.

Listen to your typical classic-rock radio station long enough and eventually you'll hear Styx's "Renegade," Bad Company's "Feel Like Makin' Love" and Billy Squier's "The Stroke."

This spring and summer you'll likely be able to hear those songs live, when those three acts bring their ambience of late-'70s/early-'80s FM culture to a 40-date, North American joint tour, according to a tour spokesperson. The first date, at the Blossom Music Center near Cleveland on May 10, will benefit Cleveland's own Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

Three days beforehand, Styx and Bad Company will perform acoustic sets at the hall itself. The show is free with admission to the museum.

The current incarnations of Styx and Bad Company are not the classic lineups of yore. Of the former, only guitarists Tommy Shaw and James "J.Y." Young remain, although original bassist Chuck Panozzo may join his comrades on select dates. As for Bad Company, original singer Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke will be joined by bassist Rick Wills, formerly of Foreigner and the '90s edition of Bad Company.

The opening act for the tour will be Joe Stark, a 19-year-old blues-rock guitarist born just as the classic-rock era was waning.

Styx, Bad Company and Billy Squier tour dates, according to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum:

  • 5/10 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center

  • 5/11- Columbus, OH @ Polaris Amphitheatre

  • 5/12 - Maryland Heights, MO @ Riverport Amphitheatre

  • 5/13 - Bonner Springs, KS @ Sandstone Amphitheatre

  • 5/15 - Omaha, NE @ Omaha Civic Auditorium

  • 5/17 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheatre

  • 5/18 - Dallas, TX @ Smirnoff Music Center

  • 5/19 - The Woodlands, TX @ Woodlands Pavilion

  • 5/20 - Selma, TX @ South Texas Amphitheatre

  • 5/22 - Albuquerque, NM @ Journal Pavilion

  • 5/24 - Englewood, CO @ Fiddlers Green

  • 5/25 - West Valley, UT @ E-Center

  • 5/26 - Nampa, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheater

  • 5/27 - Seattle, WA @ Gorge Amphitheatre

  • 5/31 - Universal City, CA @ Universal Amphitheatre

  • 6/1 - Universal City, CA @ Universal Amphitheatre

  • 6/2 - Las Vegas, NV @ Silverbowl Park

  • 6/3 - Phoenix, AZ @ Desert Sky Pavilion

  • 6/5 - Chula Vista, CA @ Coors Amphitheatre

  • 6/6- Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless

  • 6/8 - Concord, CA @ Chronicle Pavilion

  • 6/9 - Reno, NV @ Reno Hilton Amphitheatre

  • 6/21 - Atlanta, GA @ HiFi Buys Amphitheatre

  • 6/22 - Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless

  • 6/23 - Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheatre

  • 6/24 - Virginia Beach, VA @ GTE Virginia Beach

  • 6/26 - Bristow, VA @ Nissan Pavilion

  • 6/28 - Boston, MA @ FleetBoston Pavilion

  • 6/29 - Scranton, PA @ Montage Mountain

  • 6/30 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center

  • 7/1 - Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach Amphitheatre

  • 7/3 - Toronto, ON @ Molson Amphitheatre

  • 7/4 - Quebec City, QC @ Le Colisee

  • 7/6 - Auburn Hills, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre

  • 7/7 - Burgettstown, PA @ Post-Gazette Pavilion

  • 7/8 - Darien Centre, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheatre

  • 7/11 - Traverse City, MI @ National Cherry Festival

  • 7/12 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center

  • 7/13 - Fishers, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music

  • 7/14 - Tinley Park, IL @ World Music Theatre