Journey 1/7/20

Journey‘s Jonathan Cain told us that he and the band’s co-founding guitarist Neal Schon have buried the hatchet after a dark period in their relationship that had fans worrying about the future of Journey. The trouble came to a head back in 2017 when Schon called Cain out on social media claiming the keyboardist’s devout born again Christianity was adversely affecting the band, citing Cain’s minister wife Paula White-Cain delivering the invocation at Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration, and Cain setting up a private tour of the White House with the band’s bassist Ross Valory and frontman Arnel Pineda.

Schon’s online slams continued, but an uneasy peace was reached last year when the band hit the road with Def Leppard. Journey will team up with the Pretenders for a massive 60-date spring and summer North American tour.

We caught up with Jonathan Cain and asked him if things were cool again with Neal Schon: [“Yeah, we’ve mended our fences and moved on. Neither of us liked the way all that went and I think it was a matter of just, like, ‘Wait a minute, y’know, there’s a misunderstanding here.’ He read it wrong and nothing was meant by what happened there. In a relationship that 40 years, you’re gonna have bumps in the road. You’re just gonna have that mess, y’know? There’s a lot of misunderstanding, things were taken wrong. I think that it shows that our relationship is better than that. And that’s brothers — that’s what brothers do.”] SOUNDCUE (:27 OC: . . . what brothers do)

We pressed Cain what Journey has in store for its setlists during their upcoming arena dates with the Pretenders: [“We could take it to the fans — see what they wanna hear. That’s probably a wise thing to do; like, ‘What song do you wanna hear that we haven’t played? Give us three songs.’ That kind of thing, y’know? ‘Cause we’re so close to it, y’know? There’s so much music that we’ve come out with — then don’t play.”] SOUNDCUE (:13 OC: . . . then don’t play)

  • Journey / The Pretenders tour dates (subject to change):
    May 15 – Ridgefield, WA – Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
    May 16 – George, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre
    May 18 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
    May 20 – Boise, ID – ExtraMile Arena
    May 21 – West Valley City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
    May 23 – Inglewood, CA – Forum
    May 24 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
    May 26 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
    May 27 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
    May 29 – Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre
    May 30 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
    June 1 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
    June 2 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
    June 4 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
    June 6 – East Troy, MI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre
    June 7 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
    June 9 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
    June 10 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
    June 19 – Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena
    June 20 – Durant, OK – Choctaw Grand Theater
    June 22 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
    June 24 – Memphis, TN – FedExForum
    June 26 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
    June 27 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
    June 29 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
    June 30 – Cuyahoga Falls OH – Blossom Music Center
    July 2 – Moline, IL – TaxSlayer Center
    July 3 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
    July 5 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
    July 8 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
    July 10 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
    July 11 – Burgettstown, PA- KeyBank Pavilion
    July 13 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
    July 14 – Quebec City, PQ – Videotron Center
    July 17 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
    July 18 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
    July 29 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
    July 30 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
    August 1 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
    August 2 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
    August 4 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
    August 5 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
    August 7 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
    August 8 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
    August 10 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
    August 12 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
    August 13 – Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
    August 21 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
    August 22 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the S. Florida Fairgrounds
    August 24 – Jacksonville, FL – VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
    August 26 – Orange Beach, AL – The Wharf
    August 27 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
    August 29 – Bossier City, LA – CenturyLink Center
    August 30 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
    September 2 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
    September 3 – Corpus Christi, TX – American Bank Center Arena
    September 5 – The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
    September 9 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
    September 11 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
    September 12 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

TL; DR

  • Journey‘s Jonathan Cain told us that he and the band’s co-founding guitarist Neal Schon have buried the hatchet after a dark period in their relationship that had fans worrying about the future of Journey.
  • Cain said: “In a relationship that 40 years, you’re gonna have bumps in the road. You’re just gonna have that mess, y’know? There’s a lot of misunderstanding, things were taken wrong. I think that it shows that our relationship is better than that. And that’s brothers — that’s what brothers do.”

DID YOU KNOW???

  • Jonathan Cain, who was drafted to replace co-founder Gregg Rolie in time for the writing and recording of Journey‘s 1981 breakthrough album, Escape, co-wrote such classics as “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Open Arms,” “Stone In Love,” “Who’s Crying Now,” “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)” — as well as composing “Faithfully” all on his own.

FAST FACTS

  • Journey‘s latest studio album, Eclipse, featuring Arnel Pineda, was released in May 2011. The Wal Mart exclusive debuted on the Billboard 200 album chart at Number 13.

SIDE NOTES

  • Last year, Jonathan Cain released his latest faith-based solo album titled, More Like Jesus.
  • Out now is Journey‘s latest live collection, Live In Manila. The set, which was originally issued back in 2009, has been upgraded as a DVD/two-CD, Blu-ray/two-CD set, and also now issued via digital formats. The new release marks the first time the audio has been available anywhere.
  • Live In Manila was taped on March 14th, 2009 at the SM Mall Of Asia in Manila, Philippines and served as a homecoming for frontman Arnel Pineda.