Journey 10/31/22

Coming on December 9th is Journey‘s Live In Concert At Lollapalooza. The new live collection follows their Freedom studio set released last summer and features the band’s July 31st, 2021 performance at Chicago’s Lollapalooza.

The album’s lineup features classic members Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain along with longtime frontman Arnel Pineda. The band included the dual drumming by Deen Castronovo and Narada Michael WaldenMarco Mendoza on bass and Jason Derlatka on keyboards.

15 years on, Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain told us that he and the band are not only thrilled with how Arnel Pineda has clicked with them musically — but rhe emains amazed at the courage and strength he’s shown as a human: [“Well, this guy is like right out of a Charles Dickens story. I mean, he’s got an amazing tale to tell, and it’s almost hard to believe he survived what he survived, y’know? So you gotta look at that and go, ‘How tough is this guy?’ He’s as tough as they come, and I liked everything about him. (The) first week I spent with him I immediately liked him and took him to task and told him things I thought he needed to work on, certainly. But getting him out of the club was the main deal. We had to just get him to stop singing everybody else’s music, y’know?”] SOUNDCUE (:28 OC: . . . else’s music y’know) 

IN OTHER JOURNEY-RELATED NEWS

Just released is a newly expanded version of The Season – DeluxeSteve Perry‘s first-ever holiday album from last year. The 2022 edition adds two new, previously unreleased songs to the original LP’s eight tracks: a brand-new composition called “Maybe This Year” and a soulful cover of Donny Hathaway’s classic, “This Christmas.”

Steve Perry said in the album’s press release:

I wanted to write an original Christmas song of my own, so Dallas Kruse and I began writing what became, ‘Maybe This Year.’ I wrote the lyrical sentiment about how the holidays can bring such joy and sadness and how for me, both these emotions give me connection to feelings of gratitude for so many years gone by, and a desire to hold on to these holiday feelings we share throughout the coming year.

Along with “Maybe this Year” I have also added one of my favorite Donny Hathaway songs, “This Christmas.” I dedicate both these tracks to my friend, Lamont Dozier.

  • Journey / Toto 2023 tour dates (subject to change):
    February 4 – Allentown, PA – PPL Center
    February 5 – Charlottesville, VA – John Paul Jones Arena
    February 8 – Savannah, GA – Enmarket Arena
    February 10 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena
    February 11 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
    February 14 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
    February 17 – Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena
    February 19 – Bossier City, LA – Brookshire Grocery Arena
    February 22 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
    February 23 – Lafayette, LA – Cajundome
    February 26 – Jacksonville, FL – Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena
    March 1 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
    March 3 – State College, PA – Bryce Jordan Center
    March 4 – Hartford, CT – XL Center
    March 8 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
    March 9 – Quebec, QC – Videotron Centre
    March 12 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
    March 13 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
    March 16 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
    March 17 – Atlantic City, NJ – Boardwalk Hall
    March 20 – Champaign, IL – State Farm Center
    March 21 – Moline, IL – Vibrant Arena at The MARK
    March 24 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
    March 25 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
    March 28 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
    March 31 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
    April 1 – Memphis, TN – FedExForum
    April 4 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
    April 6, 7 – Springfield, MO – Great Southern Bank Arena
    April 8 – Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena
    April 11 – Casper, WY – Ford Wyoming Center
    April 13 – Boise, ID – ExtraMile Arena
    April 14 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
    April 17 – Eugene, OR – Matthew Knight Arena
    April 19 – Stockton, CA – Stockton Arena
    April 22 – Bakersfield, CA – Mechanics Bank Arena
    April 23 – Fresno, CA – SaveMart Center
    April 25 – Palm Springs, CA – Acrisure Arena

SOURCE: Press release