STYX Announces TERRY GOWAN As New Bass Player

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Legendary group Styx has announced the addition of Terry Gowan as the replacement for longtime bassist Ricky PhillipsTerry completes Styx‘s seven-man lineup consisting of James “JY” YoungTommy ShawLawrence GowanChuck PanozzoTodd SuchermanWill Evankovich, and Terry Gowan.

Terry Gowan declares: “It is within an honor and somewhere beyond a dream come true to be joining JYTommyChuckWill, and my brother Lawrence — and to be reacquainted with decade-long GOWAN bandmate Todd — in taking on the mantle as the new bassist of the legendary Styx. Here’s to many years ahead on the Styx adventure!”

“I’m very pleased and proud to have my brother Terry join Styx,” says Lawrence Gowan. Terry played on four of my six solo Gowan albums. He’s on records that include some of the world’s most renowned musicians: Tony LevinJerry MarottaJon Anderson, and Alex Lifeson, as well as touring with Gowan from 1985 to 1990 and again from 2010 to this year 2024. It’s really great to have him aboard!”

Tommy Shaw exclaims: “We’re all looking forward to the Canadian shows that are coming up soon and introducing Terry Gowan on bass guitar and vocals as the newest Styx member!!! Are you ready to rock? We are too! See you soon!”

Sucherman adds: “I’ve had the pleasure of being a rhythm section partner with Terry Gowan for several years in Gowan‘s band, and I look forward to welcoming this talented multi-instrumentalist into the fold.”

Styx begins its tour in the Maritimes and Quebec this evening and will play shows in Moncton (May 17), Summerside (May 18), Halifax (May 19), Laval (May 21), Trois-Rivières Rivières (May 22), Alma (May 24) and Quebec City (May 25). Juno Award winner and bilingual artist from Fredericton David Myles, heir to Johnny CashJJ Cale, and Buddy Holly will open for all shows.

Starting June 11, Styx will join up with Foreigner and special guest John Waite for the “Renegades & Juke Box Heroes” co-headlining trek produced by Live Nation.


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