JOURNEY w/ special guest ASIA
Performance Date: 06/30/2017, 6:00 pm
JOURNEY is one of the most popular American rock bands of all time, creating some of the best-known songs in modern music. They have continued to tour and record into the 21st century, firing on all cylinders and making sure their fans will never stop believin’. Since the group’s formation in 1973, the band has earned 19 Top 40 singles and 25 Gold and Platinum albums. The Greatest Hits album is certified 15 times-Platinum, bringing Journey into the elite club of Diamond-certified holders.Co-founder Neal Schon (lead guitarist) and original member Ross Valory (bass), and longtime members Jonathan Cain (keyboardist) and Arnel Pineda (lead singer) are welcoming virtuoso drummer Steve Smith back into JOURNEY for the “San Francisco Fest 2016” tour, marking the first time Smith will tour with the band since 1998. With JOURNEY, Smith toured around the world and recorded numerous successful albums including the immensely popular Escape and Frontiers, both of which garnered the band many Top 40 hits. In 1985 Smith left Journey to pursue his original passion, jazz, and to continue his developing career as a session player, and rejoined the band in 1996 to record the reunion album Trial By Fire. Schon exclaimed, “I'm so looking forward to the very exciting 2016 we have planned, including our major summer tour with The Doobie Brothers and Dave Mason!”Schon, Valory and Cain have always remained close friends with Smith, who has lent his incredible talent to several of Schon’s solo albums, including critically acclaimed The Calling, and this year’s Vortex, as well as Cain’s 1997 Body Language. They were thrilled when Smith accepted their invitation to rejoin JOURNEY.