New Journey Album and Tour Coming This Summer!

There’s very exciting news for fellow Journey fans. They are releasing a new album – Eclipse – on May 24 in the U.S. and Canada. Like their last album, Revelation, it will be sold exclusively at WalMart stores. And they will be touring with two other groups that I love – Foreigner and Night Ranger! Here is the press release from Journey:

JOURNEY, one of the most popular American rock bands of all time, is gearing up to unleash their latest album of brand new material, Eclipse. The album will be released in the U.S. and Canada on May 24 exclusively at Walmart and beginning June 3 in Europe on Frontiers Records. To follow the release of Eclipse, Journey will launch the “Eclipse Tour” with Foreigner, and special guest Night Ranger, beginning July 21 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Salt Lake City, UT. Fans can expect to hear new songs from Eclipse as well as classics such as Don’t Stop Believin’, Any Way You Want It, Faithfully, Lights, Separate Ways, Wheel In The Sky, and many more. The “Eclipse Tour” dates are listed below.
“I’m in love with this record, which I haven’t said about one of our albums for a long time,” says founding member and lead guitarist, Neal Schon. “It’s a rock record and it sounds amazing.” Commenting on the upcoming tour, Schon continued, “We’ve got a lot of hits to play and there’s plenty of time to do some new stuff too, so we’re gonna mix it up. We haven’t toured with Foreigner for over 10 years, so we’re really looking forward to this run.”
Tickets for “The Eclipse Tour” go on sale beginning Friday March 11, at all the usual online, phone and physical retail outlets, including select Walmart Ticketmaster locations across the country. Check www.journeymusic.com for complete ticket onsale information.
Journey has once again teamed up with iloveallaccess.com to offer their fans a variety of VIP ticket packages. For more details go to www.journeymusic.com.
In an interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal, keyboardist Jonathan Cain recently described Eclipse as “a concept record with some spiritual themes to it…pretty tough, hard-hitting stuff.” Jonathan continued, “We just felt like it was time to send a message to the world about how we feel about life in general.”
Journey toured the world for two years in support of their 2008 release, Revelation. More than a million fans attended the shows, and welcomed new lead singer Arnel Pineda. Completing the Journey lineup is Schon (guitars, backing vocals), Cain (keyboards, backing vocals), Ross Valory (bass, backing vocals) and Deen Castronovo (drums, percussion, backing vocals). Revelation marked the band’s biggest first week’s sales in more than a decade, debuting at #5 on the Billboard 200 in June 2008 and taking the top spot on the Independent Albums chart. Revelation earned the band their 11th Platinum album certification to date, leading The New York Times to declare that “the band…feels alive.”
Since its formation in 1973, Journey has earned 19 Top 40 singles and 25 gold and platinum albums. The band’s Greatest Hits album is certified 15 times platinum, bringing Journey into the elite club of Diamond-certified album holders. The group also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005.
For more information, visit www.journeymusic.com.

Tour Dates:

* July 21: Salt Lake City, UT (Rio Tinto Stadium)
* July 23: Irvine, CA (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
* July 24: Phoenix, AZ (Desert Sky Pavilion)
* July 27: Maryland Heights, MO (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
* July 30: Tinley Park, IL (First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre)
* July 31: Clarkston, MI (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
* August 02: Cuyahoga Falls, OH (Blossom Music Center)
* August 03: Cincinnati, OH (Riverbend Music Center)
* August 05: Columbus, OH (Crew Stadium, Ohio State Fair)
* August 06: Noblesville, IN (Verizon Wireless Music Center)
* August 10: Darien Center, NY (Darien Lake Performing Arts Center)
* August 13: Camden, NJ (Susquehanna Bank Center)
* August 16: Hartford, CT (Comcast Theatre)
* August 17: Wantagh, NY (Nikon at Jones Beach Theater)
* August 19: Virginia Beach, VA (Virginia Beach Amphitheater)
* August 20: Raleigh, NC (Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek)
* August 21: Charlotte, NC (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte)
* August 24: Holmdel, NJ (PNC Bank Arts Center)
* August 27: Burgettstown, PA (First Niagara Pavilion)
* August 30: Syracuse, NY (New York State Fair)
* August 31: Allentown, PA (The Great Allentown Fair)
* September 02: Saratoga Springs, NY (Saratoga Performing Arts Center*)
* September 10: New Orleans, LA (New Orleans Arena)
* September 16: Atlanta, GA (Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood)
* September 17: Tampa, FL (1-800 Ask-Gary Amphitheatre)
* September 18: West Palm Beach, FL (Cruzan Amphitheatre)
* September 24: Dallas, TX (Gexa Energy Pavilion)
* September 25: The Woodlands, TX (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)
* September 28: Kansas City, MO (Starlight Theatre)
* October 01: Englewood, CO (Comfort Dental Amphitheatre)
* October 07: Chula Vista, CA (Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre)
* October 14: Wheatland, CA (Sleep Train Amphitheatre)
* October 15: Mountain View, CA (Shoreline Amphitheatre)
* October 19: Portland, OR (Rose Garden Arena)
* October 21: Seattle, WA (KeyArena

2 thoughts on “New Journey Album and Tour Coming This Summer!”

  1. What, no Randy Jackson on the bass? 😉
    Apparently, Steve Perry and Neal Schon haven’t patched things up, either.

    1. I know, that would be great to see Randy Jackson! But, I think Ross Valory has it under control. 🙂

      At least the new lead singer sounds really good. I think I mentioned this in another article, but the last time I saw them, I was so disappointed. They had Jeff Scott Soto as the lead singer. It sounded like they just dragged somebody in from the street and put him on stage.
      I just hope they come to a place closer to me than what they have on the schedule now.

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