Courtesy of AXS TVA new AXS TV concert special documenting Styx frontman Tommy Shaw‘s 2016 performance with the Cleveland-based Contemporary Youth Orchestra gets its premiere on Sunday, July 9, at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. Sing for the Day! Tommy Shaw and the Contemporary Youth Orchestra features the veteran rocker playing mostly acoustic renditions of classic Styx tunes, songs by his supergroup Damn Yankees and material from his solo career with accompaniment from the 115-member teenage orchestra and choir.

The show, which took place May 27, 2016, at Cleveland State University’s Waetjen Auditorium, marked the 10th anniversary of Styx’s first performance with the Contemporary Youth Orchestra. Among the many well-known tunes Shaw played at the 2016 show were “Too Much Time on My Hands,” “Renegade,” “Blue Collar Man” and “Sing for The Day,” and Damn Yankees’ “High Enough.”

You can check out a clip of Shaw and the orchestra performing “Sing for the Day” on YouTube.

The Sing for the Day! special will air after the premiere of the first of a new series of episodes of Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar. The new program features Hagar visiting Styx and ex-Eagles guitarist Don Felder during their January 2017 residency at the Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas.

In other news, Styx’s new concept album, The Mission, recently debuted at #6 on Billboard‘s Top Rock Albums chart and at #45 on the Billboard 200. Last week, Styx launched a new U.S. summer trek with REO Speedwagon and Felder dubbed the United We Rock Tour, which is mapped out through an August 22 concert in Holmdel, New Jersey. Check out the full list of dates at

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