One of the most popular classic rock bands of all time is coming to Dallas in May. Live Nation reported on Twitter that tickets are now on sale to see Journey and the Doobie Brothers in concert at the Gexa Energy Pavilion on May 20. Dave Mason will open for the two legendary acts and there are both general admission lawn seats and reserved seats available for this throwback rock concert.
The Dallas concert is one of 50 shows that the two bands are playing on this big North American tour. The tour actually kicks off on May 12 in Irvine, California, and the Dallas show will be the fifth on the tour. The rock legends will also hit Austin two days before the Dallas show, the only two Texas stops on the tour. They will also hit Oklahoma City on Aug. 16 for DFW fans who can’t make the May dates.
Journey started playing together in 1973 and have released 14 studio albums, every single one of them charting on the Billboard 200 charts. Their breakout album was their fourth, Infinity, which went triple-platinum in 1978 and featured hit singles “Wheel in the Sky” and “Lights.” Their next two albums were also triple-platinum successes with singles like “Lovin, Touchin, Squeezin,” “Anyway You Want It,” and “Walks Like a Lady.”
They reached their greatest success in 1981 with their nine-time platinum album Escape, which was their only number one album as well. That album included hit singles like “Who’s Crying Now,” “Open Arms,” and “Don’t Stop Believing.” The single “Don’t Stop Believing” was re-released in 2009 thanks to its popularity and it is the best-selling song ever released on iTunes from last century.
Frontiers went six-times platinum in 1983 and they had three more studio albums hit platinum status or better since then. Journey also has a double-platinum live album and a greatest hits compilation in 1988 that has been certified Diamond. It should be noted that those albums and songs were all fronted by singer Steve Perry, who is no longer with the band. However, drummer Steve Smith has returned to the band for this tour along with Neal Schon, Ross Valory, Jonathan Cain, and singer Arnel Pineda.
Tickets for the Journey and Doobie Brothers concert in Dallas are on sale now. They range from $36 up to $145.