Dennis DeYoung has done what many folks eligible for social security do when their time comes: pack their bags and head for Florida.
Chicago has been DeYoung’s home since birth and the place where he founded Styx alongside the Panozzo brothers and J.Y. Young. But the Windy City, though beloved, has become too much to handle during the Winter.
“I still have my place in Chicago. I’m doing the snowbird thing,” says DeYoung. “Here’s what it is, two words for Chicago… BLACK ICE! I don’t want to see it! I don’t want to fall down on it anymore!”
The warm weather and relative anonymity (DeYoung won’t disclose where he’s located in Florida) has made the frigid Chicago Winters a thing of the past.
Listen to Scott Shannon’s full interview with DeYoung below… and check out his incredible performance at the 2015 ‘Summer Blast Off’ at the Jersey Shore!
Dennis DeYoung will be performing at the St. George Theatre in Staten Island on April 21st. He will be accompanied by special guest Steve Augeri, former lead singer of Journey. Win tickets from CBS-FM HERE.