Ex-STYX vocalist and keyboardist Dennis DeYoung has once again said that he wants to reunite with his former bandmates for one final tour.
Asked about the possibility of a reunion of STYX‘s classic lineup, Dennis said:
“There’s only two guys in STYX, really — it’s J.Y. [James Young, guitar/vocals] and Tommy [Shaw, guitar/vocals]. They replaced me in 1999 when I was very sick, and they took the band — they took the name. And the fans want a reunion. Even Rolling Stone [magazine] had an article [that] there should be a reunion. All the fans — not all the fans; there’s a small minority who like the new band that Tommy and J.Y. put together. Fine. I want one last tour for the STYX fans who want this — they do. I don’t wanna be back in the band. One last tour — to say ‘thank you’ to the people who gave us such a great life. That’s it.
“I just did a YouTube thing at my out-of-tune piano singing into an iPad of ‘The Best Of Times’ a month ago. It’s got over a million views. Seven thousand comments. And the people are all saying the same thing: ‘We love you.’ ‘We want this reunion.’ ‘We love you, Dennis.’ ‘We want you back in the band.’ I’m humbled by all these comments. In fact, I read the sentences of the comments, and I can’t figure out what my name is doing in that sentence, it’s so complimentary.”