Journey at Atlantic City

Journey at Borgata

WHO ARE THEY: Although the group released three moderately successful jazz rock albums in the mid 1970s, it wasn’t until Journey hired front man Steve Perry that the band really took off and became a mainstream arena rock act. With his charismatic stage presence, romantic lyrics and angelic, multi-octave vocals, Perry helped the band reach the top of the charts with hits such as “Don’t Stop Believing,” “Who’s Crying Now,” “Open Arms,” “Separate Ways,” “Any Way You Want It” and “Only the Young.” Throughout the years, the Journey lineup has been ever-changing with the exception of founding guitarist Neil Schon. Perry was replaced after tensions in the band reached a boiling point about Perry’s reluctance to hit the road with the band or get necessary hip surgery.WHAT TO EXPECT: Although the bulk of it’s best-known and successful songs came with lead singer Steve Perry out front, Journey has managed to soldier on without him. In 2008, Arnel Pineda became the latest in a long line of Journey vocalists. “This is the best job in the world and as long as my band mates will let me rock with them, I will keep singing with Journey,” Pineda said in a recent press release. Fans can expect to hear all of their favorite hit songs including “Separate Ways,” “Open Arms,” “Don’t Stop Believing,” “Any Way You Want It” and “Who’s Crying Now.”WHAT’S NEW: A concert DVD is currently in the works, as is a new studio album, slated for release sometime in 2010.

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