Classic-rock fans have a summer double-bill to look forward to: Yes and Styx will roll into Eagle River Pavilion on Thursday, July 28.
To the best of my knowledge, British prog-rockers Yes have never played Boise. Update: Jeff Tauge of Boise duo Tauge & Faulkner e-mailed me to say he attended a Yes concert at the BSU Pavilion in 1984. The group did cancel an appearance in 2009 at the Knitting Factory after bassist Chris Squire became ill. Meanwhile, Styx has played the market a fair number of times, usually with one its mullet-friendly pals such as Journey or REO Speedwagon. Both groups have sold millions of albums. Yes’ big hits were “Roundabout” and “Owner of a Lonely Heart.” Styx has piled up smash songs such as "Lady," "Come Sail Away," “Renegade” and “Mr. Roboto.”
Before anyone asks: Neither band has its original lead singer. That’s been the case for years in Yes and Styx. Fans haven’t appeared to mind all that much. The last visit from Styx — in 2008 at the Idaho Center with Def Leppard and REO Speedwagon — attracted 9,300 concertgoers.
Ticket prices and an on-sale date aren’t available yet.