Journey

Biography

During their initial 14 years of existence (1973-1987), Journey altered their musical approach and their personnel extensively while becoming a top touring and recording band. The only constant factor was guitarist Neal Schon, a music prodigy who had been a member of Santana in 1971-1972. The original unit, which was named in a contest on KSAN-FM in San Francisco, featured Schon, bassist Ross Valory, drummer Prairie Prince (replaced by Aynsley Dunbar), and guitarist George Tickner (who left after the first album). Another former Santana member, keyboard player and singer Gregg Rolie, joined shortly afterward. This lineup recorded Journey (1975), the first of three moderate-selling jazz-rock albums given over largely to instrumentals.
By 1977, however, the group decided it needed a strong vocalist/frontman and hired Steve Perry. The results were immediately felt on the fourth album, Infinity (1978), which sold a million copies within a year. (By this time, Dunbar had been replaced by Steve Smith.) Evolution (1979) was similarly successful, as was Departure (after which Rolie was replaced by Jonathan Cain). Following a live album, Captured (1981), Journey released Escape, which broke them through to the top ranks of pop groups by scoring three Top Ten hit singles, all ballads highlighting Perry's smooth tenor: "Who's Crying Now," "Don't Stop Believin'," and "Open Arms." The album topped the charts and sold millions. Frontiers (1983), featuring the hit "Separate Ways," was another big success, after which Perry released a double-platinum solo album, Street Talk (1984). When the group got back together to make a new album, Valory and Smith were no longer in the lineup and Raised on Radio (1986) was made by Schon, Perry, and Cain, who added other musicians for a tour.
Following the tour, Journey disbanded. Perry went into a prolonged period of seclusion as Schon and Cain formed Bad English with vocalist John Waite. Bad English had several hit singles, including the chart-topper "When I See You Smile," before breaking up. Perry returned to recording in 1994, releasing For the Love of Strange Medicine. Although the album went gold, it was a commercial disappointment by previous standards. In 1996, Perry, Schon, Cain, Valory, and Smith staged a Journey reunion, releasing the million-selling Trial by Fire, which featured the gold-selling Top 20 single "When You Love a Woman," and going on tour. Perry and Smith opted out of the reunion after the tour, but Journey continued, hiring a new lead singer, Steve Augeri (formerly of Tall Stories), and a new drummer, Bad English's Deen Castronovo, who made their debuts on "Remember Me," a track on the 1998 Armageddon soundtrack. The band next reconvened in 2001. Arrival, Journey's 11th new studio album, was released in April, followed by a national tour.
The band received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 21, 2005. That same year they released a new album, Generations, and embarked on their 30th anniversary tour. Shows on the tour stretched over three hours long and were divided into two sets — one focusing on pre-Escape material, the other on post-Escape material. The archival release Live in Houston 1981: The Escape Tour appeared on both DVD and CD in 2006, the same year that the group brought Jeff Scott Soto aboard as a replacement for Augeri, who developed a throat infection that prevented him from singing.
However, Soto's time with the band was limited; in 2007, Journey announced that they had parted ways with the singer and were once again seeking a frontman. They found him in Arnel Pineda, a Filipino vocalist that they discovered after seeing him perform on YouTube. Pineda made his debut with the band in 2008, the same year that Journey released Revelation. Fueled by the adult contemporary hit "After All These Years," Revelation was a surprise hit that wound up going platinum. Journey returned in the summer of 2011 with Eclipse, a concept album that saw the band tie together its progressive rock beginnings with its '80s arena rock peak.

Birth Date: 1973

Origin: San Francisco, CA

Genre: Rock 

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

    Albums

    No albums available

    Concerts

    23

    Neal S Blaisdell Arena

    Thursday, February 23, 2017

    Start: Friday, November 18, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, February 23, 2017

    Honolulu, HI

    Artists: Journey


    24

    Neal S Blaisdell Arena

    Friday, February 24, 2017

    Start: Tuesday, November 22, 2016

    Ends: Friday, February 24, 2017

    Honolulu, HI

    Artists: Journey


    26

    Neal S Blaisdell Arena

    Sunday, February 26, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 6, 2017

    Ends: Sunday, February 26, 2017

    Honolulu, HI

    Artists: Journey


    28

    Maui Arts & Cultural Center

    Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Kahului, HI

    Artists: Journey


    28

    Maui Arts & Cultural Center

    Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Kahului, HI

    Artists: Journey


    15

    Yakima Valley Sundome

    Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    Start: Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    Ends: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    Yakima, WA

    Artists: Journey


    15

    Yakima Valley Sundome

    Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    Yakima, WA

    Artists: Journey


    16

    Spokane Arena

    Thursday, March 16, 2017

    Start: Tuesday, December 13, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, March 16, 2017

    Spokane, WA

    Artists: Journey


    16

    Spokane Arena

    Thursday, March 16, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Thursday, March 16, 2017

    Spokane, WA

    Artists: Journey


    18

    Matthew Knight Arena

    Saturday, March 18, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 9, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, March 18, 2017

    Eugene, OR

    Artists: Journey and Asia


    18

    Matthew Knight Arena

    Saturday, March 18, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Saturday, March 18, 2017

    Eugene, OR

    Artists: Journey


    20

    Taco Bell Arena

    Monday, March 20, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 9, 2016

    Ends: Monday, March 20, 2017

    Boise, ID

    Artists: Journey and Asia


    21

    Brick Breeden Fieldhouse - MSU Dept. of Sports Facilities

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    Start: Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    Ends: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    Bozeman, MT

    Artists: Journey


    21

    Brick Breeden Fieldhouse - MSU Dept. of Sports Facilities

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    Bozeman, MT

    Artists: Journey


    24

    Fargodome

    Friday, March 24, 2017

    Start: Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    Ends: Friday, March 24, 2017

    Fargo, ND

    Artists: Journey


    24

    Fargodome

    Friday, March 24, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Friday, March 24, 2017

    Fargo, ND

    Artists: Journey


    27

    Resch Center

    Monday, March 27, 2017

    Start: Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    Ends: Monday, March 27, 2017

    Green Bay, WI

    Artists: Journey


    27

    Resch Center

    Monday, March 27, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Monday, March 27, 2017

    Green Bay, WI

    Artists: Journey


    28

    Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center

    Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 9, 2016

    Ends: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    Madison, WI

    Artists: Journey and Asia


    31

    Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

    Friday, March 31, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 9, 2016

    Ends: Friday, March 31, 2017

    Fort Wayne, IN

    Artists: Journey


    1

    Ford Center

    Saturday, April 1, 2017

    Start: Saturday, December 10, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, April 1, 2017

    Evansville, IN

    Artists: Journey and Asia


    3

    iWireless Center

    Monday, April 3, 2017

    Start: Saturday, December 10, 2016

    Ends: Monday, April 3, 2017

    Moline, IL

    Artists: Journey and Asia


    4

    Wright State University Nutter Center

    Tuesday, April 4, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 9, 2016

    Ends: Tuesday, April 4, 2017

    Dayton, OH

    Artists: Journey and Asia


    3

    The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    Start: Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    Ends: Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    Las Vegas, NV

    Artists: Journey


    5

    The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas

    Friday, May 5, 2017

    Start: Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    Ends: Friday, May 5, 2017

    Las Vegas, NV

    Artists: Journey


    6

    The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas

    Saturday, May 6, 2017

    Start: Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, May 6, 2017

    Las Vegas, NV

    Artists: Journey


    10

    The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    Start: Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    Ends: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    Las Vegas, NV

    Artists: Journey


    12

    The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas

    Friday, May 12, 2017

    Start: Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    Ends: Friday, May 12, 2017

    Las Vegas, NV

    Artists: Journey


    13

    The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas

    Saturday, May 13, 2017

    Start: Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, May 13, 2017

    Las Vegas, NV

    Artists: Journey


    17

    The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    Start: Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    Ends: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    Las Vegas, NV

    Artists: Journey


    19

    The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas

    Friday, May 19, 2017

    Start: Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    Ends: Friday, May 19, 2017

    Las Vegas, NV

    Artists: Journey


    20

    The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas

    Saturday, May 20, 2017

    Start: Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, May 20, 2017

    Las Vegas, NV

    Artists: Journey


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