'Don't Stop Believin'' Rockers Journey Announce Las Vegas Residency to Kick Off This October
Journey fans are gonna get lucky in Sin City this fall.
The legendary “Don’t Stop Believin'” rockers have announced a nine-show Las Vegas residency beginning Oct. 9 at The Colosseum theater in Caesars Palace. The dates will continue through to Oct. 26, with seats starting at $69.
Since 2007, the band has been fronted by lead singer Arnel Pineda, who deftly handles the vocal parts made famous by Steve Perry, who departed in 1998. Fellow bandmates include founding lead guitarist Neal Schon, founding bassist Ross Valory, keyboardist Jonathan Cain and drummer Steve Smith.
Tickets for the show go on sale to the public on Friday, April 19 at 1 p.m. ET, but American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets beginning Tuesday, April 16 at 1 p.m. ET through Thursday, April 19 at 1 a.m. ET. In addition, a JourneyMusic.com fan presale will be available starting Wednesday, April 17 at 1 p.m. PT through Thursday, April 19 at 1 a.m ET.
In 2018 the band thrilled fans across the globe on a co-headlining tour with Def Leppard. The 60-date trek sold more than 1 million tickets, becoming one of the Top 10 highest grossing tours of the year.
Also last year, Steve Perry released Traces, his first album of new material in 20 years.
Opening up about returning to the music world, Perry tweeted at the time: “Years ago, I disappeared. There were many reasons, but mainly… my love for music had suddenly left me. I knew that simply stopping, was what I had to do. If music was ever to return to my heart, then and only then I would figure out what to do. If not… so be it. For I had already lived the dream of dreams.”
He continued, “Many years passed. One day, I began sketching some musical ideas with the creative freedom that I was the only one who would ever hear them. One song led to many. My love for music had returned. Then another beautiful thing happened. I found love.”
Perry dated Kellie Nash for two years before she died in December 2012 after being diagnosed with breast cancer, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He added, “My precious Kellie gave me a life I never knew I had… I now deeply understand the meaning of: ‘It’s better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all.’ “
Perry concluded, “May of 2015, I began recording. These songs are special to me. I respectfully ask that you please listen to them and whatever they make you feel, I thank you for listening.”