Gig Of The Week: Journey
WHERE: London Wembley Arena
WHEN: Saturday, June 4
This has to be the hottest AOR tour of the year. Because Journey will be joined by Foreigner and Styx to give us a sumptuous melodic rock line-up.
“We’ve toured in America with both of these bands,” says Journey guitarist Neal Schon, “and this gonna be so much fun. We’re also bringing over our full stage production to Britain for the first time. We’ve state-of-the-art technology that I’m sure will impress people, because it’s all about enhancing the music.”
Journey’s set will not only have all the old faves, but a selection from highly rated new album Eclipse.
“We’ll do a mix of new material and the classics. If it were up to me, we’d do a four-hour set with an interval. But I think we’ll do 90 or 100 minutes; somehow we’ll squeeze everything in.”
Schon is delighted with the way that songs from Eclipse are being received so far by the fans. It appears that the new album from the band – also featuring vocalist Arnel Pineda, keyboard player Jonathan Cain, bassist Ross Valory and drummer Deen Catsronovo – is already a firm favourite.
“The fans have been going crazy for new songs like Chain Of Love, which shows the strength of what we’ve done.”
The rest of the UK and Irish dates for this tour in June are:
Sun. 5: Birmingham LG Arena
Tue. 7: Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Wed. 8: Manchester MEN Arena
Thu. 9: Glasgow SECC
Sat. 11: Dublin O2 Arena
Sun. 12: Belfast Odyssey Arena
Find out more at http://www.journeymusic.com/