Monday, April 4, 2022

LAWRENCE GOWAN STYX VOCALIST & KEYBOARDIST CHATS ABOUT LATEST ALBUM 'CRASH OF THE CROWNS' ZOOM TV EXCLUSIVE ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS WITH RAY SHASHO

 


 LAWRENCE

GOWAN

THE EXTRAORDINARY 

KEYBOARDIST AND THE VOICE

OF ROCK LEGENDS


EXCLUSIVE ZOOM TV INTERVIEW

 WITH RAY SHASHO

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Born in Glasgow, Scotland, and raised in the Tropic of Canada, Lawrence Gowan enjoyed a lengthy and successful solo career with four Platinum and three Gold albums and one Gold single to his credit, prior to joining Styx in 1999 as keyboardist and one of their three lead vocalists. 
At age 19, Gowan achieved an ARCT in classical piano performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. As a solo artist, he released six studio albums in the ’80s and ’90s, leading to a Best Of… greatest hits record in 1997. Gowan’s second album, Strange Animal (1985), was recorded at Tittenhurst Park in England, then the home of Ringo Starr and former home to John Lennon, who recorded his highly influential Imagine album (1971) in the same home studio. Strange Animal went triple platinum in Canada, and the video for “A Criminal Mind” (a song he continues to perform solo and also with Styx) won the Juno Award for Best Video of 1985. 
Gowan albums have featured guest appearances from Jon Anderson of Yes, Alex Lifeson of Rush, Jerry Marotta and David Rhodes of Peter Gabriel, Tony Levin of Peter Gabriel and King Crimson, Robert Fripp of King Crimson, and John Sebastian of The Lovin’ Spoonful.

In 1998, Gowan was invited to play his original piece “Healing Waters” with the BBC Orchestra at the opening of Princess Diana’s Memorial at her home in Althorp, England. Four of Gowan’s songs have been certified with SOCAN (ASCAP) Classic Awards, each having surpassed 100,000 spins on Canadian radio.
In 2011 he was awarded a star on the Walk of Fame from his hometown of Scarborough, Toronto Canada.
 As a member of Styx, Gowan has recorded four studio albums, three live DVDs/Blu-rays and toured the world over, playing more than 1,600 shows with the band. He continues to abide in the hope that the Gods of Rock will smile upon him for many years to come.

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Styx 

TOUR DATES 

2022

Fri, MAR 25

Parx Casino

Bensalem, PA

 

Sat, MAR 26

Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

Hampton Beach, NH

 

Wed, APR 20

Saenger Theatre Mobile

Mobile, AL

 

Thu, APR 21

Macon City Auditorium

Macon, GA

 

Fri, APR 22

St Augustine Amphitheatre Backyard Stage

St. Augustine, FL

 

Sat, APR 23

Crown Complex

Fayetteville, NC

 

Thu, MAY 5

UIS Performing Arts Center

Springfield, IL

 

Fri, MAY 6

Mayo Civic Center

Rochester, MN

 

Tue, MAY 10

Pinewood Bowl Amphitheater

Lincoln, NE

 

Wed, MAY 11

Ozarks Amphitheater

Camdenton, MO

 

Tue, MAY 31

Van Andel Arena

Grand Rapids, MI

 

Wed, JUN 1

Blossom Music Center

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

 

Fri, JUN 3

Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - St. Louis

Maryland Heights, MO

 

Sat, JUN 4

Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - Chicago

Tinley Park, IL

 

Tue, JUN 7

American Family Insurance Amphitheater

Milwaukee, WI

 

Wed, JUN 8

DTE Energy Music Theatre

Clarkston, MI

 

Fri, JUN 10

Ruoff Music Center

Noblesville, IN

 

Sat, JUN 11

Riverbend Music Center

Cincinnati, OH

 

Mon, JUN 13

The Walmart AMP

Rogers, AR

 

Tue, JUN 14

Starlight Theatre

Kansas City, MO

 

Fri, JUN 17

Ameris Bank Amphitheatre

Alpharetta, GA

 

Sat, JUN 18

MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

Tampa, FL

 

Sun, JUN 19

iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre

West Palm Beach, FL

 

Fri, JUL 8

Ball Arena

Denver, CO

 

Sat, JUL 9

USANA Amphitheatre

Salt Lake City, UT

 

Tue, JUL 12

White River Amphitheatre

Auburn, WA

 

Wed, JUL 13

RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater

Ridgefield, WA

 

Fri, JUL 15

Shoreline Amphitheatre

Mountain View, CA


Sat, JUL 16

FivePoint Amphitheatre Rideshare/Uber Lot

Irvine, CA

 

Sun, JUL 17

Thunder Valley Casino Resort

Lincoln, CA


Tue, JUL 19

North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

Chula Vista, CA


Wed, JUL 20

AK Chin Pavilion

Phoenix, AZ

 

Fri, JUL 22

Germania Insurance Amphitheater

Austin, TX

 

Sat, JUL 23

Dos Equis Pavilion

Dallas, TX

 

Sun, JUL 24

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Houston, TX


Fri, AUG 5

Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach, VA


Sat, AUG 6

PNC Music Pavilion

Charlotte, NC

 

Mon, AUG 8

Ascend Amphitheater

Nashville, TN


Wed, AUG 10

Coastal Credit Union Music Park At Walnut Creek

Raleigh, NC

 

Fri, AUG 12

Jiffy Lube Live

Bristow, VA

 

Sat, AUG 13

Waterfront Music Pavilion

Camden, NJ

 

Tue, AUG 16

Budweiser Stage

Toronto, Canada

 

Wed, AUG 17

Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Saratoga Springs, NY


Fri, AUG 19

Xfinity Center

Mansfield, MA


Sat, AUG 20

PNC Bank Arts Center

Holmdel, NJ


Sun, AUG 21

Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theatre

Wantagh, NY

 

Sat, SEP 3

Amsoil Arena

Duluth, MN

 

Sun, SEP 4

Wells Fargo Arena

Des Moines, IA


Tue, SEP 6

TaxSlayer Center

Moline, IL

 

Fri, SEP 9

St. Joseph's Health Amphitheatre at Lakeview

Syracuse, NY

 

Sat, SEP 10

The Pavilion at Star Lake

Burgettstown, PA

 

Tue, SEP 13

Orion Amphitheater

Huntsville, AL

 

Wed, SEP 14

Bon Secours Wellness Arena

Greenville, SC

 

Fri, SEP 16

Hartford HealthCare Amphitheatre

Bridgeport, CT

 

Sat, SEP 17

Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion

Gilford, NH

 

Sun, SEP 18

Maine Savings Amphitheater

Bangor, ME

 

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DISCOGRAPHY

Solo albums

Title        Release  

Gowan    1982       

Strange Animal     1985       

Great Dirty World        1987       

Lost Brotherhood         1990      

...But You Can Call Me Larry      1993       

The Good Catches Up 1995       

Live albums

Solo Live: No Kilt Tonight (1996)

Gowan au Qu├ębec (1997)

 

with Styx

Studio albums

Cyclorama (2003)

Big Bang Theory (2005)

The Mission (2017)

Crash of the Crown (2021)

 

Live albums 

Arch Allies: Live at Riverport (2000)

Styx World: Live 2001 (2001)

At the River's Edge: Live in St. Louis (2002)

21st Century Live (2003)

One with Everything: Styx and the Contemporary Youth Orchestra (2006)

The Grand Illusion/Pieces of Eight - Live (2012)

Live at the Orleans Arena, Las Vegas (2015)

 

 

 

DISCOGRAPHY

Styx

Studio albums

Styx (1972)

Styx II (1973)

The Serpent Is Rising (1973)

Man of Miracles (1974)

Equinox (1975)

Crystal Ball (1976)

The Grand Illusion (1977)

Pieces of Eight (1978)

Cornerstone (1979)

Paradise Theatre (1981)

Kilroy Was Here (1983)

Edge of the Century (1990)

Brave New World (1999)

Cyclorama (2003)

Big Bang Theory (2005)

The Mission (2017)

Crash of the Crown (2021)

 







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