With "Don't Stop Believin'" even more of a mainstay, is this a surprise?
The official word: 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).
Continues, with list of tour dates, after the jump.
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.
Initial Eclipse Tour dates:
Thurs. Jul 21 Salt Lake City, UT Rio Tinto Stadium
Sat. Jul 23 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Sun. Jul 24 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion
Wed. Jul 27 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Sat. Jul 30 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sun. Jul. 31 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Tues. Aug 02 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
Wed. Aug 03 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Fri. Aug 05 Columbus, OH Crew Stadium, Ohio State Fair
Sat. Aug 06 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
Wed. Aug 10 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Sat. Aug 13 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
Tues. Aug 16 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre
Wed. Aug 17 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Fri. Aug 19 Virginia Beach, VA Virginia Beach Amphitheater
Sat. Aug 20 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
Sun. Aug 21 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte
Wed. Aug 24 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Sat. Aug 27 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
Tues. Aug 30 Syracuse, NY New York State Fair
Wed. Aug 31 Allentown, PA The Great Allentown Fair
Fri. Sept 02 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Sat. Sept 10 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
Fri. Sept 16 Atlanta, GA Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Sat. Sept 17 Tampa, FL 1-800 Ask-Gary Amphitheatre
Sun. Sept 18 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
Sat. Sept 24 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sun. Sept 25 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Wed. Sept 28 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
Sat. Oct 01 Englewood, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
Fri. Oct 07 Chula Vista, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Fri. Oct 14 Wheatland, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Sat. Oct 15 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Wed. Oct 19 Portland, OR Rose Garden Arena
Fri. Oct 21 Seattle, WA KeyArena