39 years ago today, Styx brought their Paradise Theatre Tour to Portland. It was a sold out show at the Civic Center on April 19,1981.

Paradise Theatre was the biggest hit album ever for Styx, going to number 1. The record went on to be their fourth consecutive multi-platinum.

This was the second time they played here. It was also the last Styx concert ever at the Cumberland County Civic Center.


The Tommy Shaw boredom classic Too Much Time on My Hands was a number 9 single and remains a staple on WBLM today.

It's a song that still definitely resonates with most of us as we endure being cooped up at home for the health and safety of all.

We’ve ‘got nothing to do and all day to do it!’ 

And who can forget Jimmy Fallon as Dennis DeYoung and Paul Rudd as Tommy Shaw in this wicked funny re-creation of the video from the Tonight Show.

We wish it wasn't so short, 'cause it's so great.

Guess they didn't have as much time on their hands as they thought, huh.

On a more serious note, last weekend the real Dennis DeYoung gave us a gift we didn't know we needed. This is a video of him at home sitting at his piano and belting out a beautiful Best of Times. 

Again. We wish it wasn't so short, 'cause it's so great.

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