Journey Tickets 2023
With the popularity of this band, there is no doubt that they will continue to make great music. Their latest album and tour were two things that showed how much they have come back into the spotlight. Select your desired concert date, secure your seats and enjoy Journey band live concert!
About Journey Band
Journey is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1973. The founding members were Neal Schon (guitar), Ross Valory (bass), and Gregg Rolie (keyboards). Steve Perry joined the band in 1977, bringing it mainstream success with a string of radio hits. Perry left the group in 1998 and was replaced by singer Arnel Pineda who had worked as a recording artist for nearly 20 years before joining Journey. In 2007, Neal Schon returned to Journey after having left the band nearly 20 years earlier; this resulted in what many considered to be one of rock’s greatest reunions of all time.
In 2017, Arnel Pineda stepped down as lead singer of Journey after suffering health issues related to his previously-undiagnosed brain tumor; he was replaced by Stone Temple Pilots front man Jeff Gutt who had been chosen from thousands of applicants via social media contesting over several months.
The band has gone through several phases; its strongest commercial success occurred between 1978 and 1987.
Their most popular songs were released during this period, including “Don’t Stop Believin'” from their 1981 album Escape. The song has been covered by many artists over the years and was used in the soundtrack for the Fox series Glee in 2009.
The band’s sales have resulted in two gold albums, eight multi-platinum albums, and one diamond album (Escape).
During that period, the band released a series of hit songs, including “Don’t Stop Believin’ ” (1981), which in 2009 became the top-selling track in iTunes history among songs not released in the 21st century.
In 2009, “Don’t Stop Believin” became the top-selling track in iTunes history among songs not released in the 21st century. It was written by Journey members Steve Perry and Neal Schon. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 where it stayed for six weeks and was certified Gold by RIAA for over 500,000 units sold.
The song has been covered by many artists including:
- BBMak (2000)
- Bon Jovi (2001)
- Boys Like Girls (2007)
Its parent studio album, Escape (1981), the band’s eighth and most successful, reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and yielded another of their most popular singles, “Open Arms”.
One of the band’s most popular songs, “Open Arms”, was released as a single in 1981 and reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Written by Steve Perry and Jonathan Cain, it was featured on Journey’s parent studio album Escape (1981), which has sold over 10 million copies in the United States alone, making it one of the top-selling albums of all time. In addition to selling more than 25 million copies worldwide, “Open Arms” has been covered by many artists such as Whitney Houston for The Bodyguard soundtrack album (1992), Johnny Mathis for his Mathis Magic! collection (1999), Shania Twain for Now compilation album (2000), Jessica Simpson for Irresistible: The Collection compilation album (2001) and Leona Lewis for Echo b/w A Moment Like This CD single (2005).
Sales have resulted in two gold albums, eight multi-platinum albums, and one diamond album.
Journey Band has sold over 30 million albums worldwide, and have had four number one songs. They have had eight multi-platinum albums, one diamond album and two Grammy Awards to date. Their most successful song “Don’t Stop Believing” was released in 1981 as part of their album Escape. The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 list for four weeks in 1982 and was at number 1 on the UK Singles Chart for five weeks later that year. Since then it has been covered by many artists including Clay Aiken’s version which reached number 5 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2003 and also became a hit single in Australia where it reached number 1 on both ARIA Top 40 Singles Chart as well as ARIA Digital Track Chart while peaking at No 2 on New Zealand Top 40 Singles chart1.
Journey enjoyed a successful reunion in the mid-1990s and later regrouped with a series of lead singers.
In the mid-1990s, Journey enjoyed a successful reunion with Steve Perry, its former lead singer who had left the band in 1987. The band then regrouped with three different lead singers before disbanding again in 2011.
The first singer to front Journey after Perry was Steve Augeri, who was hired after he won a nationwide audition search largely organized by the band’s label at the time, Arista Records. He recorded one album with Journey called Trial by Fire (1996) and toured extensively until 2000 when he took a break from music and eventually retired from performing altogether. Augeri later returned to music and released an album in 2017 titled On My Way Up – Live From Las Vegas featuring selections from his solo career as well as several tracks sung by other artists such as Arnel Pineda (of Journey fame) performing “Para Sa Hopeless Romantic”.