It’s almost impossible to listen to some of the biggest hits from the classic rock band Journey, and not think about how awesome of a vocalist Steve Perry was during the group’s height of fame in the 1980s. Perry set off on his own journey following the group’s hiatus starting in 1987 and began his career as solo artist.
Now it looks like the famous singer will be once again fronting the band that he helped launch into superstardom, as TMZ reports that Perry will join his old group on stage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Brooklyn on Friday night.
Journey will be reportedly perform three songs as part of their induction process at the Barclays Center this evening with "Lights," "Separate Ways" and "Don't Stop Believin'." There was no mention as to which song Perry would be singing with his old bandmates, but one can only imagine that it could, and should be for their biggest hit in “Don’t Stop Believin’.” It had been previously reported that Perry would be in attendance at the event, but until now there had been no word on whether or not he would also be performing.
Perry reunited with the band in 1996 following their hiatus to record a new album with the hugely successful Trial By Fire. Health issues would plague Perry over the next few years however and in 1998 he officially left the group. The band would go on to famously discover Filipino singer Arnel Pineda via YouTube, and invited him to take over the singing responsibilities starting in 2007. Pineda has been the group’s frontman ever since and will be with them tonight at the ceremony.
For Journey fans who didn’t make the trip to Brooklyn to see tonight’s Rock Hall ceremony, a pre-recorded telecast of the event will air on HBO on April 29.