'80s Rockers Return To The Road

Several bands that ruled rock radio through the 1980s will team up to launch a pair of U.S. package tours early in the New Year. The first will boast a lineup of Styx, Kansas, and John Waite, while th

Several bands that ruled rock radio through the 1980s will team up to launch a pair of U.S. package tours early in the New Year. The first will boast a lineup of Styx, Kansas, and John Waite, while the other will feature the Scorpions, Whitesnake, and Dokken.

Styx, Kansas, and Waite will kick off their tour Jan. 28 in Orlando, Fla., although, Styx and Kansas will play a one-off show together Jan. 22 in Pensacola, Fla. Their 13-date tour together is slated to wind down Feb. 16 in La Crosse, Wis.

Styx also has a trio of shows on its schedule through the end of the year, and one other solo show in January. The band will perform Dec. 27-28 in Lake Tahoe, Nev., and Dec. 29 in Anaheim, Calif., as well as Jan. 18 in Fort Worth, Texas.

German rock veterans the Scorpions will take Whitesnake and Dokken along for a ride that begins Jan. 29 in Jacksonville, Fla. That 20-show tour will last through a Feb. 28 show in Rosemont, Ill.

Here are Styx/Kansas/John Waite tour dates:

Jan. 22: Pensacola, Fla. (Pensacola Civic Center; Styx & Kansas only)
Jan. 28: Orlando, Fla. (Hard Rock Live)
Jan. 29: Tampa, Fla. (St. Pete Times Forum)
Jan. 30: West Palm Beach, Fla. (Coral Sky Amphitheatre)
Feb. 2: Champaign, Ill. (Assembly Hall)
Feb. 4: St. Joseph, Mo. (St. Joseph Civic Arena)
Feb. 6: Lincoln, Neb. (Pershing Auditorium)
Feb. 8: Louisville, Ky. (Freedom Hall)
Feb. 9: Erie, Pa. (Erie Civic Center)
Feb. 11: Green Bay, Wis. (Resch Center)
Feb. 13: Fort Wayne, Ind. (Allen County Memorial Coliseum)
Feb. 14: De Kalb, Ill. (De Kalb Civic Arena)
Feb. 15: Waterloo, Iowa (McElroy Auditorium)
Feb. 16: La Crosse, Wis. (La Crosse Center)

Here are Scorpions/Whitesnake/Dokken tour dates:

Jan. 29: Jacksonville, Fla. (Jacksonville Sports Complex)
Jan. 31: West Palm Beach, Fla. (Coral Sky Amphitheatre)
Feb. 1: Estero, Fla. (TECO Arena)
Feb. 2: Tampa, Fla. (St. Pete Times Forum)
Feb. 4: Pensacola, Fla. (Pensacola Civic Center)
Feb. 5: Bossier City, La. (CenturyTel Center)
Feb. 7: Grand Prairie, Texas (Next Stage At Grand Prairie)
Feb. 8: San Antonio, Texas (Alamodome)
Feb. 9: Austin, Texas (Frank Erwin Center)
Feb. 11: Albuquerque, N.M. (Tingley Coliseum)
Feb. 12: El Paso, Texas (UTEP Don Haskins Center)
Feb. 14: San Diego, Calif. (Cox Arena)
Feb. 15: Las Vegas (Mandalay Bay Events Center)
Feb. 18: San Jose, Calif. (HP Pavilion At San Jose)
Feb. 19: Sacramento, Calif. (ARCO Arena)
Feb. 21: Phoenix (Cricket Pavilion)
Feb. 22: Universal City, Calif. (Universal Amphitheatre)
Feb. 25: Denver, Colo. (Magness Arena)
Feb. 27: Minneapolis (Target Center)
Feb. 28: Rosemont, Ill. (Allstate Arena)