On behalf of Styx, Foreigner, and Rock to the Rescue, as a thank you for putting a halt to the fire that broke out in the back lounge of Styx’s crew bus on Wednesday, July 2, proceeds from the sale of The Soundtrack of Summer CDs from the July 3 show in Camden, New Jersey at the Susquehanna Bank Center will be donated to the Philadelphia Fire Department Local #22 Widow’s Fund.
“Styx, Foreigner, and Don Felder are on ‘The Soundtrack of Summer Tour,’ and they were on a three day break in Philadelphia. Four of the tour busses were parked in one parking lot and somehow the back lounge of one of them caught on fire,” Styx’s manager Charlie Brusco informed AXS.com in an exclusive interview before last night’s July 3 concert. The fire quickly spread to one of Foreigner’s tour busses. The four busses were parked on Front and Callowhill streets in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia when the fire broke out at approximately 2:20 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2. “No one lost any equipment or personal belongings, as everyone had taken most of their things off the buses.”
“The bus driver was actually cleaning the bus and getting things ready because they were going to be going back out on Thursday,” Brusco continued. “We’ve had to replace both buses... and it was not an easy thing to find busses.”
At the time of this writing, the exact cause of the fire is still under investigation. However, NJ 101.5 WKXW-FM, radio personality Steve Trevelis has his own theories. “The fire started when someone rubbed two Styx together,” he jokingly told AXS.com.
Also at this time, before an official press statement has been released, Brusco confided that he was hopeful that Rock to the Rescue, the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded by Styx and REO Speedwagon, would be able to raise close to $10,000 for the Philadelphia Fire Department Local #22 Widow’s Fund. The quick response from the Philadelphia fire department was the difference in stopping the fire in its tracks, which meant the tour could continue and not affect the rest of the shows. “The Soundtrack of Summer” including Don Felder will conclude July 27 in Santa Barbara, California at the Santa Barbara Bowl. The final show of the tour with only Styx and Foreigner is Sunday, August 17 in Des Moines, Iowa at the Iowa State Fair.
"The Soundtrack of Summer" remaining 2014 tour dates are as follows:
Friday, 7/4 - Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion
Saturday, 7/5 - Bangor, ME - Darlings Waterfront
Sunday, 7/6 - Gilford, NH - Bank of NH Pavilion
Wednesday, 7/9 - Canandaigua, NY - Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
Thursday, 7/10 - Detroit, MI - Freedom Hill Amphitheater
Thursday, 7/17 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
Friday, 7/18 - Walker, MN - Moondance Jam
Saturday, 7/19 - Sloan, IA - Winnavegas Casino
Tuesday, 7/22 - Denver, CO - Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater
Wednesday, 7/23 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheater
Friday, 7/25 - Las Vegas, NV - Orleans Arena
Saturday, 7/26 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
Sunday, 7/27 - Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl
Friday, 8/1 - Redmond, WA - Marymoor Park Concerts (Styx and Foreigner only)
Saturday, 8/2 - Goldendale, WA - Maryhill Winery (Styx and Foreigner only)
Friday, 8/15 - Louisville, KY - Kentucky State Fair (Styx and Foreigner only)
Sunday, 8/17 - Des Moines, IA - Iowa State Fair (Styx and Foreigner only)