Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 10:55AM
Legendary rockers STYX--Tommy Shaw, James “JY” Young, Chuck Panozzo, Lawrence Gowan, Ricky Phillips and Todd Sucherman—have teamed up with jewelry designer Diana Warner (www.dianawarnerstudio.com) to create the “Diana Warner for Styx” jewelry collection, which was made available exclusively on the band’s official website (www.styxworld.com) on November 11, just in time for holiday shopping.
Each piece is hand-made in Diana Warner’s New York City studio, with prices ranging from $55-$200. The first items available are eight dog tag necklaces made of 30 inch chains of gunmetal, antique gold or antique silver plate over brass. The charms are made of pewter and rose gold, gunmetal, antique gold or antique silver. They’ll also be selling guitar pick earrings available in 4 finishes: gunmetal, rose gold, antique gold and antique silver, as well as antique gold and silver charms with one of the band’s well-recognized lyrics, “Come Sail Away With Me.”
This is only the first part of the “Diana Warner for Styx” collection. Multiple styles of limited edition charms will be created in 2012, which will be sold in a small number and will be considered collector’s items. A full line of “Diana Warner for Styx” jewelry will be made available in 2012. This is the first collection Diana has designed for a band and collaborated on this project with singer/guitarist Tommy Shaw’s wife, Jeanne Shaw.
“The second we saw Diana’s pieces, we knew we wanted to work with her,” says Jeanne. “We’re so thrilled to be able to offer something very special to STYX’s fans that’s worlds different than anything we’ve done before. We hope they love the collection as much as we do.”
In touring news, STYX is continuing to criss-cross the U.S. in support of REGENERATION, VOLUME I & II, a double-disc collection of re-recorded classics that was released on October 4 via Eagle Rock Entertainment. In addition to thirteen STYX classics and a brand new song “Difference In The World REGENERATION, VOLUME I & II also includes interpretations of “High Enough,” and “Coming Of Age,” originally recorded by Damn Yankees, which featured Tommy Shaw, along with Night Ranger’s Jack Blades, Ted Nugent and drummer Michael Cartellone. The band had originally re-recorded these acclaimed anthems to sell only at their live shows, as they continued to tour the globe and introduce a new generation of fans to their chart-topping hits. Now, for the first time, this music has been made commercially available.
Check them out at any of the following stops (with more being added in the coming weeks):
DATE CITY VENUE
Fri 12/16 Savannah, GA Johnny Mercer Theatre
Sat 12/17 Montgomery, AL Montgomery Performing Arts Center
1/25/12 Anaheim, CA The Grove
1/27/12 Temecula, CA Pechanga Casino
1/28/12 Reno, NV Silver Legacy Casino
2/10/12 Las Vegas, NV Green Valley Ranch/Grand Events Center
2/11/12 Wendover, NV Peppermill Concert Hall
3/9/12 Miami, FL Magic City Casino Amphitheater
3/10/12 Silver Springs, FL Twin Oaks Amphitheatre
ABOUT DIANA WARNER: Jewelry designer and boutique owner Diana Warner has been creating art since childhood. After finishing a degree in fine arts in 2005, Diana launched an accessories brand called Diana WarnerStudio. Located in the Gramercy neighborhood of Manhattan, Diana Warner's accessories brand is carried in over 700 stores worldwide. Diana’s designs have been gracing the red carpet and showing up on stars at nearly every awards show and many movie premieres. Her custom work is widely recognized. Clients such as Jay-Z, Kanye West, Natasha Beddingfield, Kenny Chesney, and the actors and actresses on the hit TV show “Gossip Girl” have all donned her designs. Each piece of Diana Warner’s jewelry is handcrafted with passion in the heart of New York City, and can be recognized by her attention to detail and equal loves for the natural and the glamorous.