A rock tour de force for over four decades, Journey has never stopped believin'. Even though frontman Steve Perry left the band nearly two decades ago, Journey's popularity has remained intact, thanks, in part, to "Don't Stop Believin's" pop culture resurgence and Arnel Pineda's uncanny vocal resemblance to Perry.
One of rock music's most successful bands, Journey hit its peak during the late '70s to early '80s, cranking out hit after hit like "Don't Stop Believin," "Anyway You Want It," "Faithfully," "Open Arms," "Send Her My Love," "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)," "Wheel In the Sky," "Who's Crying Now," "Stone In Love," "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin' and "Lights."
Following an indefinite hiatus, a brief reunion with Perry, and not one, but two lead singer replacements, founding member and guitarist Neil Schon recruited Filipino singer Arnel Pineda to fill Steve Perry's shoes. The band has since released two albums with Pineda at the helm - 2008's Revelation and 2011's Eclipse - both of which reached the top 20.
These days Journey's performances are built to please fans of both the Perry and post-Perry era. Those who have seen the band in recent years can attest to the fact that Pineda certainly has the voice to fill Perry's shoes.
In 2012, Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. The real-life documentary follows the unlikely story of Arnel Pineda, who was discovered on YouTube and plucked from poverty to become the iconic rock band's new singer.
Journey kicked off the summer of 2014 on the road with fellow "San Francisco Sound" icons, Steve Miller Band and special guest Tower of Power. The tour will hit arenas and amphitheaters in more than 30 cities across North America before all is said and done. When purchasing a ticket through livenation.com, fans will have the opportunity to make a donation to benefit victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan - a cause near and dear to Filipino frontman Arnel Pineda.
Evolution, Journey's fifth studio album, is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. Released in April 1979 on Columbia Records, Evolution, was the group's most successful album at the time, reaching No. 20 on the Billboard 2000 and earning Journey their first top 20 hit with "Lovin' Touchin', Squeezin."
Although Steve Perry and Journey haven't performed together since 1991, diehard fans will never stop believin'. In recent years, there has been much speculation as to whether or not the former frontman will reunite with Journey. Earlier this year, Perry was quoted as saying that he'd consider reaching out to guitarist Neal Schon. However, Perry and the band's management have since denied any talks of reconciliation. The rumor mills were spinning again in May 2014 when the reclusive singer returned to the stage for the first time in almost two decades, joining indie rockers Eels on stage to belt out "Open Arms" and "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'." Perry's unannounced appearance with Eels marked his first public performance since his last solo tour in 1995.
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