SALUTES NEWEST MEMBER OF THE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME
PITTSBURGH STEELERS LINEBACKER KEVIN GREENE
AS PART OF PITTSBURGH CONCERT OCTOBER 1;
SET TO PERFORM NATIONAL ANTHEM
AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS/KANSAS CITY CHIEFS GAME
DURING “SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL”
2016 -- As any STYX fan in Pittsburgh, PA knows, their signature
track “Renegade” has been an adopted theme song of the
Pittsburgh Steelers football team for over a decade. They’ve
sung the national anthem at many Steelers games in recent years
and they’ll be proudly singing it once again at the Steelers
vs. Kansas City Chiefs game on Sunday, October 2, which will be
nationally televised on NBC’s “Sunday Night Football”
at 5:30pm PT/8:30pm ET.
That same weekend,
on Saturday, October 1, the band will dedicate their headlining
show at Benedum Theatre in Pittsburgh to former Steelers Linebacker
Kevin Greene, who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame
on August 6, 2016. In his career, he played 228 games in 15 seasons,
garnering 160.0 sacks, and being named to appear on the 1990’s
All-Decade Team. Tickets are available on the venue’s website.
will be awarded his Hall of Fame ring at Sunday’s game as
part of a ceremony taking place at halftime.
James “JY” Young explains, “STYX met Kevin Greene
for the first time when we performed at the Super Bowl in 2001.
We were impressed with Kevin’s football career as well as
the fact that he is a huge STYX fan from Southern Illinois. We’re
profoundly honored to be a part of the Pittsburgh tradition of celebrating
their Hall of Fame Inductees, especially this time as Kevin is being
inducted. He’s a great guy, friend and football player. STYX
is proud to be a part of the traditions as ‘Renegade’
has become a part of the 21st century Steeler Culture.”
up in Southern Illinois a STYX fan,” continues Kevin Greene.”
It was great to finally meet the guys in 2001. We have been friends
ever since, and I'm excited that my beloved Steelers have adopted
the STYX song ‘Renegade’ as the unofficial Steeler fight
song in the new millennium. Looking forward to a great concert Saturday
in Pittsburgh. I'll be there!!!"
The love for
“Renegade” at all Steelers games started at a playoff
game against the Cleveland Browns on January 5, 2002. The Steelers
were down 24-7 well into the third quarter. During a commercial
break, a crew member at Heinz Field (home of the Steelers) decided
to play “Renegade” in an effort to get the fans riled
up and boost the momentum of the team. It was a moment that helped
the team come back to win the game 36-33 and subsequently change
Steelers history. Now, during the third quarter of Steelers home
games, a video compilation of defensive plays are shown with "Renegade"
playing in the background.
In further STYX
news, the band--Tommy Shaw (vocals, guitars), James “JY”
Young (vocals, guitars), Lawrence Gowan (vocals, keyboards), Todd
Sucherman (drums) and Ricky Phillips (bass), along with the occasional
surprise appearance by original bassist Chuck Panozzo—is already
planning their schedule for 2017 which will include a five-night
limited engagement with very special guest star DON FELDER—formerly
of the Eagles--at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian Las Vegas.
The show, “Styx & Don Felder: Renegades In The Fast Lane,”
will be held on January 6, 7, 11, 13 and 14, 2017. Tickets are on
sale now at www.Venetian.com/StyxFelder.
& Don Felder: Renegades In The Fast Lane,” STYX has created
an exclusive set list and brand new stage production, while DON
FELDER is also working on some exciting plans of his own for the
Vegas extravaganza. The multi-show run will pay tribute to both
STYX’s and DON FELDER’s combined 45-plus years as one
of the most successful rock and roll bands in history and one of
rock’s most illustrious guitar legends.
2 marked the long-awaited release date of STYX: LIVE AT THE ORLEANS
ARENA LAS VEGAS on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Formats via Eagle
Rock Entertainment. It captures the band performing in July 2014
such fan favorites as: “Too Much Time On My Hands.”
“Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man),” “Renegade,”
and more. It also includes a special surprise visit from DON FELDER
for a rousing performance of “Blue Collar Man (Long Nights).”
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