The Walmart AMP added a little classic rock flavor to the 2016 lineup this week.
Legendary rockers Styx will be at the venue for a show on Thursday, Sept. 1.
The band is probably best known for their hit songs Come Sail Away, Lady, Mr. Roboto, Babe, Renegade, and several others. During their heyday in the 70s/early 80s, Styx released five straight platinum albums in a row, including The Grand Illusion (1977), Pieces of Eight (1978), Cornerstone (1979), Paradise Theater (1981), and Kilroy was Here (1981). Pretty impressive, Styx.
It’s the 18th show announced so far in what looks to be a pretty massive season for the AMP. The lineup also includes classic rockers Journey, the Doobie Brothers, and Sammy Hagar, country stars Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert and Kenny Chesney, pop artists Ellie Goulding and Megan Trainor, Weezer, Widespread Panic, and others. We can’t the AMP ever booking this many shows in a single season, and all indications are that there’s more to come.
Tickets to the Styx show range from $31-$55.50 (plus fees), and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 20. To purchase, visit amptickets.com, or call the Walton Arts Center box office at 479-443-5600.
2016 Walmart AMP Schedule
April 30 – Gary Sinise & The Lt. Dan Band / Barrett Baber
May 4 – Darius Rucker & Friends / Casadee Pope / Barrett Baber
May 19 – Jason Aldean / Thomas Rhett / A Thousand Horses / Dee Jay Silver
May 20 – Ellie Goulding / The Knocks
May 31 – Journey / The Doobie Brothers / Dave Mason
June 2 – Kenny Chesney / Old Dominion
June 17 – Widespread Panic
June 25 – Rachel Platten
July 2 – Sammy Hagar & The Circle
July 4 – Fireworks Spectacular
July 15 – Miranda Lambert / Kip Moore / Brothers Osborne
July 17 – Weezer / Panic at the Disco / Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
July 26 – Shinedown / Halestorm / Black Stone Cherry / Whiskey Myers
July 30 – Mercyme / Jeremy Camp
Aug. 2 – Meghan Trainor / Hailee Steinfeld / Common Kings
Aug. 3 – Twenty One Pilots / Mutemath / ChefSpecial
Aug. 12 – Michael McDonald / Boz Scaggs
Sept. 1 – Styx
Oct. 1 – The Lumineers / Borns / Rayland Baxter
* Artists announced as of May 16