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Mr. Roboto: Dennis DeYoung Concert Review

Well I’ve now scratched off another huge bucket list concert.
Dennis DeYoung, singer/songwriter/keyboardist/leader of Styx!!
I’ve seen his Styx bandmates twice before (they split from him in 1999), but I had not seen Dennis.
Until this past night.
I didn’t have the best spot at the place (Columbus Commons), but it was the best I could do.
But it’s ok. I could still see/hear everything.
And boy did I!!
Dennis and his great band were accompanied by the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. Pretty cool.
Some classical interludes were played occasionally throughout the show.
But the main part were the Styx songs and one solo song Dennis and his band perform.
It’s mostly Styx songs Dennis sings/wrote, but his band also does some Styx songs that are sung/written by classic Styx member Tommy Shaw.
Dennis has two guitarists, like Styx, and they play the parts well and the one guitarist sings just like Tommy.
Dennis also had his wife Suzanne there too. They are close to celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Great for them!
Phenomenal concert.
Dennis is 72 and his voice is still as great as ever.
I think he is very underrated as a talent and deserves more attention and respect than he gets.
He does not do just ballads. He has plenty of rock songs in his repertoire too.
He also has a great sense of humor.
Go look at his Facebook page and you’ll see.
I can’t wait to buy his new album, which he said should be finished later this year.
Anyway, I could go on and on about this guy, but I’ll end here just by saying once again that this is the stuff I live for.
I love music, movies, ComicCons, and most especially, seeing my musical idols in concert.
All of this is fuel to keep me going and this stuff is about the ONLY things that truly make me happy.
And that’s it.
Here is Dennis’ setlists. He had a slight intermission and I bought a cool shirt.

Set Lists:

Set 1:

  1. The Grand Illusion
  2. Lady
  3. Lorelei
  4. Blue Collar Man
  5. Desert Moon
  6. Too Much Time On My Hands
  7. Don’t Let It End

Set 2:

  1. Mr. Roboto
  2. Babe
  3. Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)/Sing For The Day (part of it)
  4. Prelude 12/Suite Madame Blue
  5. The Best Of Times
  6. Renegade
  7. Come Sail Away

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