Journey has produced some of rock's most memorable hits since forming in 1975, such as "Don't Stop Believin'," "Any Way You Want It" and "Open Arms." Aside from producing records, the band is constantly on tour. It isn't hard to catch a Journey concert when the group has played over 50 shows for the last four years. In 2015, Journey is continuing its tour with the Steve Miller Band. See below for upcoming tour dates and Journey tickets.
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In 1973, keyboardist Greg Rolie and guitarist Neal Schon left Santana and formed the Golden Gate Rhythm Section in San Francisco, CA. Initially, they planned to be a backup group, and the founding members included Ross Valory, George Tickner, and Prairie Prince. Soon after getting together, a roadie called John Villaneuva helped them choose the name Journey. After signing with Columbia Records in 1975, the band released a self-titled debut album and followed up with Look into the Future and Next. Journey experimented with different musical styles but did find commercial success until they met up with Steve Perry.
Replacing Robert Fleischman as the lead vocalist, Perry became one of the most famous rock singers of all time, ranking with Bono from U2 and Bon Scott of AC/DC. With Steve on board, the Journey album Infinity went multi-platinum and featured the hit single "Lights." Their next project, Evolution, introduced Steve Smith on drums and included hits like "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'." In 1981, the rock band released their most successful album to date, Escape. Certified 3x platinum, Escape sold over four million copies and included top ten songs such as "Who's Crying Now" and "Open Arms." In 1983, Steve Perry began focusing on solo projects like Street Talk, and the band wallowed in fights and power struggles.
Bassist Randy Jackson joined the group in 1986 and the band recorded Raised on Radio before the members went their separate ways. In 1995, Journey joined forces with the manager Irving Azoff, and reunited to record Trial by Fire. The last studio album with Perry and drummer Steve Smith, Trial by Fire featured the singles "When You Love a Woman" and "Message of Love." Unfortunately, Perry injured his hip while hiking in Hawaii, and he and Smith left the band. After holding off for two years, the artists got tired of waiting for the hip surgery and recruited singer Steve Augeri for the album Arrival, which featured Deen Castronovo as the new drummer.
Around this time, the band performed with REO Speedwagon and Styx, but fate struck again. Suffering from a throat infection during a tour with Def Leppard, Augeri quit the group to rest his vocal chords. Jeff Scott Soto replaced him in 2006, but it did not work out and he left to tour with Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Once again, Journey needed a new vocalist. In 2007, Neal Schon was watching YouTube when he discovered Arnel Pineda singing covers of Journey songs. The next thing you know, the band hired Pineda as their new lead singer, recorded Revelation, and went on tour with Heart and Cheap Trick. With the new lineup the band released Eclipse in 2011.