JOURNEY founder and only remaining original member NEAL SCHON, while on the current Journey & Def Leppard 2018 Tour with wife Michaele Schon–who has been at the legendary guitarist’s side for his busy touring schedule for over 8 years and approximately 1000 shows–is paying tribute to former lead singer, STEVE PERRY, with a nightly dedication and moving performance of the band’s 1978 hit single, “Lights.” Co-written by Schon and Perry, “Lights” was featured on the band’s 4th full length album, Infinity, and has become one of Journey’s most popular and easily recognizable songs.
Schon, who will be releasing his solo album in early 2019, has also expressed his wishes to work with Perry, who will be releasing his own solo album in October, 2018, again, as both recognize the timeless music they created together and their brotherhood.
“‘I’ve been hearing that he’s been showing up in the same coffee joint that I go to all the time,’ Schon says. ‘Hopefully I’ll run into him soon. We had a great meeting when we met for the Hall of Fame. I realized there was still a very deep connection there. He’s had nothing but very kind words to say about myself. I’ve done the same for him. The mutual respect is there. One step at a time. I’d just like to get to know him again and see where he’s at. But I can surely tell you that I would love to just have him come and just mess around one day at Narada’s studio with the three of us, because I think we would turn out something that he would really dig.’”
Check out the live concert footage at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan here.
Check out Journey and Def Leppard on tour!
Monday, July 23rd- Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa
Wednesday, July 25th- Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri
Friday, July 27th- Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Saturday, July 28th- Fargodome in Fargo, North Dakota
Saturday, August 11th- Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts
Monday, August 13th- Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater in Virginia Beach, Virginia
Wednesday, August 15th- Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina
Friday, August 17th- BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida
Saturday, August 18th- Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida
Monday, August 20th- Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama
Wednesday, August 22nd- Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio
Friday, August 24th- Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri
Saturday, August 25th- Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee
Monday, August 27th- Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana
Wednesday, August 29th- American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas
Friday, August 31st- AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas
Saturday, September 1st- Toyota Center in Houston, Texas
Monday, September 3rd- Toyota Center in Houston, Texas
Wednesday, September 5th- Isleta Amphitheatre in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Friday, September 7th- Talking Stick Arena in Phoenix, Arizona
Saturday, September 8th- T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada
Friday, September 21st- AT&T Park in San Francisco, California
Sunday, September 23rd- Petco Park in San Diego, California
Tuesday, September 25th- Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah
Wednesday, September 26th- Ford Idaho Center Arena in Nampa, Idaho
Friday, September 28th- Moda Center in Portland, Oregon
Saturday, September 29th- The Gorge in Seattle, Washington
Monday, October 1st- Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada
Thursday, October 4th- Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California
Saturday, October 6th- The Forum in Inglewood, California
Saturday, October 7th- The Forum in Inglewood, California
For tickets and further information on any of the shows listed above, click here.
About Neal Schon:
Neal Schon founded Journey in 1972 and has been the only consistent member, having participated in every album and tour to date. Schon is a Grammy-nominated guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist who is not only the founding member of Journey, but was a member of Santana and has performed with a variety of other acts including Bad English, Jan Hammer, HSAS and has released 10 solo albums including his latest Votex. His guitar style has been described as soulful and melodic, admired by such fellow legends as Eric Clapton and Prince, who reportedly asked for Schon’s blessing to release “Purple Rain”, which echoed a similar sound to Journey’s “Faithfully”.
Journey’s worldwide sales have reached over 100 million records, making them one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, with a wide selection of chart-topping hits like “Don’t Stop Believin'”, “Open Arms”, “Lights”, “Faithfully”, and “When You Love a Woman”, among others.
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