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Styx has teamed up with Foreigner, and the Eagles’ Don Felder, for the ‘Soundtrack of Summer’ Tour…

Styx, Foreigner and former Eagles guitarist Don Felder are joining forces to provide The Soundtrack of Summer this year, a three-month tour that kicks off May 16 in Oklahoma City and runs through July 27 in Santa Barbara, Calif.

“I look at it like we’re a bunch of old heavyweight fighters getting together,” Styx guitarist James “J.Y.” Young tells Billboard of a lineup that, combined, has sold more than 250 albums worldwide and logged 36 No. 1 hits. “It’s very exciting to be out there together, 30 years after we all had No. 1 albums and everything. And having (Felder), who was an obvious contributor to the writing side of the Eagles and does lots of Eagles songs in his show, that will make a nice complement. It has the potential to be the most successful of anything we’ve ever done with us in a co-headline position like this.” {…}

All three acts are eyeballing future projects in addition to the tour. Young says Styx is “noodling on new music” the group hopes to record, although no time frame has been set for that yet. Foreigner plans to start working on a new album after The Soundtrack of Summer tour ends, according to Jones, and is lining up another tour later this year to play its landmark “4” album in its entirety. Felder is also writing new material.

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