Neal Schon Extends “Open Invitation” To Steve Perry To Join Him At Upcoming “Journey Through Time” Shows

Journey’s Neal Schon has taken to Twitter to extend an “open invitation” to Steve Perry (ex-Journey) to offer the singer a chance to join him at his upcoming “Journey Through Time” shows. Those concerts will see Schon performing Journey songs with Gregg Rolie (ex-Journey, etc.), Deen Castronovo (ex-Journey), Marco Mendoza (The Dead Daises, etc.), Chris Collins, and Marti Frederiksen. There is currently two dates booked including one at the Jackson Rancheria Casino in Jackson, California on February 22 and one at the Fox Theater in Oakland, California on February 23.

[via Blabbermouth]

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“Crazy Rich Asians” Director To Helm New Biopic On Journey’s Arnel Pineda

“Crazy Rich Asians” director Jon M. Chu will be making a new movie based on the life story of Journey frontman Arnel Pineda. The film will be produced by Temple Hill’s Marty Bowen and a writer search is currently underway. Warner Bros. has already obtained the rights to the “Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey” documentary on Pineda, but the studio is still negotiating for the licensing of the group’s original songs. Chu told Deadline the following:

“This story in particular has been on my mind since I first read about it years ago. A true fairytale and triumph of the human spirit. An unlikely hero, an undeniable talent, the power of music and a worldwide stage — literally — has all the ingredients I love about movies. Plus I have been a fan of Journey’s music since I can remember. I am excited to be bringing the audience along on this incredible story with my partners at Warner Bros., who have been a leading champion of diverse voices in front and behind the camera.”

Journey’s Neal Schon Hopes To Work With Steve Perry Again

Neal Schon has expressed a desire to work with his former Journey bandmate Steve Perry once again. However, if a collaboration were to happen, he doesn’t think it would be Journey related.

Schon said the following about Perry:

“‘I’ve been hearing that he’s been showing up in the same coffee joint that I go to all the time. Hopefully I’ll run into him soon. We had a great meeting when we met for the Hall of Fame. I realized there was still a very deep connection there. He’s had nothing but very kind words to say about myself. I’ve done the same for him. The mutual respect is there. One step at a time. I’d just like to get to know him again and see where he’s at. But I can surely tell you that I would love to just have him come and just mess around one day at Narada’s studio with the three of us, because I think we would turn out something that he would really dig.’”

He also told the Detroit Free Press the following about a potential collaboration:

“… I’d love to do an R&B record with Steve. I don’t think he’d ever want to do a Journey record again. It’s just too hard. [The notes are] way, way up there, and last time I heard him sing, his voice was a lot lower. But it was still very soulful. You can sing R&B and soul music and not need five octaves in your voice. [with Journey], he set the bar so high for himself and for anyone else.”

On another note, Schon has been dedicating “Lights” to Perry during Journey’s recent shows with Def Leppard. You can see footage of that below.

Furthermore, the guitarist is planning to release a solo album in 2019, while Perry is expected to release an album in October.

Journey’s Neal Schon To Donate Portion Of His Personal Collection To OKPOP

Journey’s Neal Schon has announced that he will be donating part of his personal collection to the Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture (OKPOP). The announcement was made right before the band took the stage at their July 9 Tulsa, Oklahoma show with Def Leppard. Schon commented:

“We’re going to get a nice collection for you all. I’m going to have to go through my zillion guitars and figure out which ones I’m going to ship. I’m also going to get you a giant platinum plaque with all our records on it.”

Furthermore, Schon also welcomed active-duty soldiers onstage for a performance of the “Star Spangled Banner” during a July 4 concert in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Def Leppard & Journey Announce 2018 North American Tour

Def Leppard and Journey have officially announced their 2018 co-headlining tour. You can see the dates for that below.

Tour Dates:

05/21 Hartford, CT – XL Center
05/23 Albany, NY – Times Union Center
05/25 Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
05/26 Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center**
05/28 Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
05/30 Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena
06/01 Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre
06/02 Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
06/05 Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
06/06 Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena
06/08 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
06/09 Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
06/11 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
06/13 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
06/15 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
06/16 Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
07/01 Atlanta, GA – SunTrust Park
07/03 Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Pavilion
07/04 Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
07/06 Memphis, TN – FedEx Forum
07/07 Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena
07/09 Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
07/11 Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
07/13 Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
07/14 Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field**
07/16 Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena
07/18 Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
07/19 Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
07/21 Denver, CO – Coors Field
07/23 Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
07/25 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
07/27 Minneapolis, MN – Target Field
07/28 Fargo, ND – Fargodome
08/11 Boston, MA – Fenway Park
08/13 Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
08/15 Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena
08/17 Ft Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center
08/18 Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
08/20 Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena @ The BJCC
08/22 Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
08/24 St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium
08/25 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
08/27 New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
08/29 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
08/31 San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
09/01 Houston, TX – Toyota Center**
09/05 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre
09/07 Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
09/08 Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena**
09/21 San Francisco, CA – AT&T Park
09/23 San Diego, CA – Petco Park
09/25 Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
09/26 Nampa, ID – Idaho Center Arena
09/28 Portland, OR – Moda Center
09/29 Seattle, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre
10/01 Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
10/04 Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
10/06 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum

In other news, Def Leppard will also be performing “Hysteria” in full on a UK/Ireland tour with Cheap Trick:

12/01 Dublin 3 Arena, Ireland
12/02 Belfast SSE Arena, UK
12/04 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, UK
12/06 London The O2, UK
12/08 Nottingham Motorpoint Arena, UK
12/09 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, UK
12/11 Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena, UK
12/12 Manchester Arena, UK
12/14 Sheffield FlyDSA Arena, UK
12/15 Liverpool Echo Arena, UK
12/17 Birmingham Arena, UK

Journey Welcome Back Drummer Steve Smith/Announce Tour With The Doobie Brothers & Dave Mason

Journey have announced that drummer Steve Smith is returning to the band. With this news, the band have also announced a 2016 tour with The Doobie Brothers, and Dave Mason.

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Tour Dates:

May 12 – Irvine, CA – Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
May 14 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
May 15 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
May 18 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater
May 20 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
May 21 – Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
May 23 – Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena
May 25 – Memphis, TN – FedEx Forum
May 27 – Indianapolis, IN – Indianapolis Motor Speedway
May 28 – Kansas City, KS – Sprint Center
May 31 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
Jun. 02 – Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Jun. 04 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
Jun. 05 – Raleigh, NC – Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
Jun. 08 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Jun. 10 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amp.
Jun. 11 – W. Palm Beach, FL – Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
Jun. 22 – Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
Jun. 24 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Jun. 25 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Banks Art Center
Jun. 27 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Jun. 29 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
Jul. 01 – Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
Jul. 02 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
Jul. 05 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Jul. 07 – Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Jul. 09 – Darien, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Jul. 10 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
Jul. 13 – Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheater
Jul. 15 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
Jul. 16 – Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
Jul. 27 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
Jul. 29 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
Jul. 30 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 02 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
Aug. 04 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 06 – Omaha, NE – CenturyLink Center
Aug. 07 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
Aug. 09 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Aug. 11 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Aug. 13 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 16 – Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena
Aug. 17 – Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena
Aug. 20 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Aug. 21 – West Valley City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
Aug. 23 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
Aug. 25 – Ridgefield, WA – Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
Aug. 27 – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Events Center
Aug. 28 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
Aug. 30 – Chula Vista, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre

Journey Announce Las Vegas Residency

Journey have announced a Las Vegas residency. The band will perform at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, from April 29 – May 16. Tickets go on sale January 16 at www.axs.com/journeylasvegas. There will also be a fan club presale on January 7 and an AMEX presale on January 8.

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Dates Performing:

Wednesday, April 29, Friday, May 1, Saturday, May 2, Wednesday, May 6, Friday, May 8, Saturday, May 9, Wednesday, May 13, Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16