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Journey set to Hit the Road Again with a St. Louis Date at Enterprise Center March 21 (UPDATE)

Who: Journey

When: Monday, March 21, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Where: Enterprise Center

1401 Clark Ave. St. Louis, MO

Tickets: On sale now HERE

 

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Journey will hit the road in 2022 on their Freedom Tour, and will hit Enterprise Center for a show Monday, March 21.

The tour will support their upcoming album Freedom, their 15th overall and first album since 2011’s Eclipse, and fans have been excited about the possibility of a new record.

Journey performing in Saint Louis. Photo by Sean Derrick/Thyrd Eye Photography.

The band teased the new record by releasing the catchy single “The Way We Used to Be” last summer.

Neal Schon of Journey performing in Saint Louis

The first leg of the tour is set to launch on February 22 in Pittsburgh, PA where Journey will have legendary punk rocker Billy Idol open all dates through April 5 in Los Angeles. From that point, Journey will have Toto for the second leg starting on April 7 in San Diego, CA and will carry the band through the remaining schedule which wraps May 11 in Hartford, CT.

JOURNEY are one of rock music’s most influential icons, and they are set to deliver a brand-new album, FREEDOM, in 2022. This summer, the band headlined the Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago, uniting thousands of fans across generations with their decade-spanning setlist of beloved anthems. The group also rocked Central Park with “Anyway You Want It” and “Don’t Stop Believin’” at We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert, in addition to honoring 9/11 first responders at the Tunnel to Towers concert in August. JOURNEY features founder Neal Schon (lead guitarist), Jonathan Cain (keyboards, backing vocals), Arnel Pineda (lead vocals) Jason Derlatka (keyboards, backing vocals), and Deen Castranovo (drums, backing vocals), and Randy Jackson (bass, backing vocals).

“It’s that time — time to get back to where we are used to being — on stage!” Journey guitarist Neal Schon said in a statement. “We are looking forward to shifting into high gear and bringing you the best show possible. The band is running on all 12 cylinders and very excited! Please come and join us once again for an evening full of rocking stage connection fun. See you soon, friends.”

Journey performing at Busch Stadium in 2018. Photo by Sean Derrick/Thyrd Eye Photography.

Idol added: “Touring next year with Journey is going to be great fun! An epic night you won’t want to miss.” Toto guitarist Steve Lukather promised “a great night of music, and as all the guys are lifelong friends, a blast off stage as well.”

About Journey
Since the group’s formation in 1973, Journey has earned 19 top 40 singles, 25 gold and platinum albums, and has sold nearly 100 million albums globally. Their Greatest Hits album is certified 15 times-platinum, making Journey one of the few bands to ever have been diamond-certified, and their song “Don’t Stop Believin’”has been streamed over one billion times alone.

Journey performing in Saint Louis. Photo by Sean Derrick/Thyrd Eye Photography.

Journey was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2017 and 2018’s co-headlining tour with Def Leppard was the band’s most successful tour to date, landing them in the Top 10 year-end touring chart with more than 1 million tickets sold, and earning them the prestigious Billboard “Legends Of Live” touring award. March 2019 saw the release of Escape & Frontiers Live In Japan, a live DVD/CD set from their concert at the Budokan in Tokyo featuring the band’s first-ever performances of the albums Escape and Frontiers in their entirety. Journey has also received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame and were inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall Of Fame. Additionally, the band is the subject of the award-winning documentary Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey about the band’s resurgence upon adding Arnel Pineda as lead singer after founding member Neal Schon discovered the Philippines native on YouTube.

Journey performing at Busch Stadium in 2018. Photo by Sean Derrick/Thyrd Eye Photography.

 

**UPDATE** TOTO to replace Billy Idol on the tour

Billy Idol had to bow out from the tour, regrettably, due to an upcoming surgery. TOTO, who was initially going to just partake in the last half of the tour has graciously stepped up and agreed to fill the entire tour as Idol gets the surgery and mends.

Idol stated “I wish Journey only the best on their tour and give thanks to TOTO for stepping in for me.”

He explained in a statement “I haven’t felt like myself since mid-December with a sinus infection that won’t respond to medication. It has worsened to the point where I have no choice but to have a procedure which I expect will put me on a path to recovery soon. The last thing I ever want to do is cancel shows and I am absolutely gutted that I won’t be able to perform the upcoming dates with Journey as planned.”

ABOUT TOTO

Steve Lukather of TOTO performing with Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in Saint Louis. Photo by Sean Derrick/Thyrd Eye Photography.

Over the past several years, TOTO have had a major renaissance in popularity like few bands at this point in their career.  Their 40th anniversary in 2018 was marked by them releasing a brand new Greatest Hits album (40 Trips Around The Sun) and embarking on their most successful worldwide tour to date.   Few ensembles in the history of recorded music have individually or collectively had a larger imprint on pop culture than the members of TOTO.  As individuals, the band members can be heard on an astonishing 5000 albums that together amass a sales history of a half a billion albums.  Amongst these recordings, NARAS applauded the performances with more than 200 Grammy nominations.

Collectively TOTO has over two billion streams worldwide on all streaming services.  Just last year one of their biggest hits “Africa” went from being a Platinum single to being recently recertified 6X Platinum.  The band has found a new generation of fans.  With now 40+ years together and literally thousands of credits, including the biggest selling album of all time: Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and accolades to their names, TOTO remains one of the top selling touring and recording acts in the world. They are the benchmark by which many artists base their sound and production, and they continue to transcend the standards set by the entire music community, being simply synonymous with musical credibility.  They are pop culture, and are one of the few 70’s bands that have endured the changing trends and styles continuing to remain relevant while enjoying their multi-generational global fan base.

Steve Lukather of TOTO performing with Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in Saint Louis. Photo by Sean Derrick/Thyrd Eye Photography.

About Billy Idol
For forty-five years, Billy Idol has been one of the faces and voices of rock’n’roll, with an artistic resume to match the brilliant light of the image. First as the camera-ready front man for Generation X, between 1977 and 1981 Billy emerged with three albums that made positivity, emotional depth and high pop synonymous with punk rock. In 1982, Billy embarked on a remarkable transatlantic/transgenre solo career that integrated clubland throb, wide-screen depth and drama, rockabilly desperation, the bold and simple lines of punk, and rock’n’roll decadence.

Decades after releasing his first 45, Billy Idol still makes gliding, thumping, cinematic songs about sin, redemption and the love of rock’n’roll…and that’s what you will find on The Roadside, Billy Idol’s first release of original material in seven years. Produced by Butch Walker (Green Day, Weezer, amongst many others), The Roadside takes Billy Idol into new but familiar waters full of color, power, atmosphere, attitude, and mystery.

On The Roadside Billy Idol is joined by his friend and collaborator since 1981, guitarist and co-songwriter Steve Stevens. For 40 years – 40 years! ¬– Steve has been Billy Idol’s sonic assassin and master blender of tones and textures, the thinking man’s shredder and the shredding man’s Picasso.

 

Journey performing at Busch Stadium in 2018. Photo by Sean Derrick/Thyrd Eye Photography.

 

Journey Freedom Tour

02/22 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena *
02/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center *
02/25 – Belmont Park, NY @ UBS Arena *
02/27 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center *
02/28 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden *
03/02 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena *
03/05 – Quebec City, QC @ Videotron Centre *
03/07 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena *
03/08 – Albany, NY @ Times Union Center *
03/12 – Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum *
03/14 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center *
03/16 – Kansas City, MO @ T-Mobile Center *
03/17 – Oklahoma City, OK & Paycom Center *
03/19 – N. Little Rock, AR @ Simmons Bank Arena *
03/21 – St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center *
03/24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Arena *
03/27 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center *
03/28 – Seattle, WA @ Climate Pledge Arena *
03/31 – San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center *
04/01 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center *
04/04 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center *
04/05 – Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center *
04/07 – San Diego, CA @ Pechanga Arena ^
04/09 – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena ^
04/11 – Denver, CO @ Ball Arena ^
04/13 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center ^
04/15 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center ^
04/20 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena ^
04/21 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center ^
04/24 – Cincinnati, OH @ Heritage Bank Center ^
04/25 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena ^
04/27 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena ^
04/28 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center ^
04/30 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center ^
05/02 – Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena ^
05/04 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena ^
05/05 – Indianapolis, IN @ Gainbridge Fieldhouse ^
05/07 – Cleveland, OH @ Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse ^
05/09 – Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena ^
05/11 – Hartford, CT @ XL Center ^

* = w/ Billy Idol
^ = w/ Toto

 

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