JOURNEY TO RELEASE 1st STUDIO ALBUM IN OVER A DECADE!
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JOURNEY SET TO RELEASE ITS FIRST STUDIO ALBUM OF ALL-NEW SONGS IN OVER A DECADE THIS SUMMER VIA BMG
LISTEN TO NEW SINGLE “YOU GOT THE BEST OF ME” https://journeymusic.lnk.to/YouGotTheBestOfMePR
PRE-ORDER FREEDOM https://journeymusic.lnk.to/FreedomPR
CATCH JOURNEY LIVE ON THE FREEDOM TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUEST TOTO
NEW YORK, NY (April 26, 2022) – As one of the world’s most beloved rock bands, Journey continues to create new music and thrill audiences night after night in sold-out arenas worldwide in conjunction with AEG as their promoter. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018, Journey have 25 gold and platinum albums, including the fifteen million-selling Greatest Hits collection, with total sales adding up to 80 million records around the world.
Emerging from the pandemic with a supercharged new studio line-up, today, the members of Journey unleash the first single “You Got The Best Of Me” off their forthcoming studio album, Freedom – due out July 8 via BMG – available for pre-order https://journeymusic.lnk.to/FreedomPR
“You Got The Best Of Me” will be followed this summer by an epic, fifteen-track set of new original songs that brings back the grand scale of the group’s greatest moments, along with updated and bold new directions and sounds.
“I wanted kind of a punky rendition of ‘Any Way You Want It’”, says the group’s founding member, guitarist, songwriter, and producer Neal Schon about the single. “I usually don’t go in saying I’m going to look for something like that, but then it just came to me, like “Wheel in the Sky” did years ago. It just kind of flew out of my mouth.”
While the forthcoming album was made with visions of arena and stadium stages, it started from humble beginnings. In 2020, as COVID swept the globe, Schon was stuck at home like the rest of us. “During the pandemic, there wasn’t much to do,” he says. “I spent a lot of time in my little studio at home, learning how to play keyboards and looping. Some of those ideas ended up being songs. So, it kind of came out of nowhere.”
LISTEN TO NEW SINGLE “YOU GOT THE BEST OF, ME”
As the band’s legend continues to grow larger and their touring gets bigger, Freedom will be the first album of new material to be released in eleven years, since 2011’s Eclipse, and in addition to the longtime keyboard player and primary lyricist Jonathan Cain and vocalist Arnel Pineda, one more member was recruited for the upcoming album — bassist extraordinaire Randy Jackson, who had played on Journey’s 1986 album Raised on Radio.
Together We Run
Don’t Give Up On Us
Still Believe In Love
You Got The Best Of Me
Live To Love Again
The Way We Used To Be
Come Away With Me
Let It Rain
All Day and All Night
United We Stand
Life Rolls On
Beautiful As You Are
*Freedom will be released by Frontiers Records in Europe and Japan. BMG will release the album for the rest of the world.
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
4.27 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
4.28 – Spectrum Center – Charlotte, NC
4.30 – Schottenstein Center – Columbus, OH
5.02 – Allstate Arena – Rosemont, IL
5.04 – Van Andel Arena – Grand Rapids, MI
5.05 – Gainbridge Fieldhouse – Indianapolis, IN
5.07 – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse – Cleveland, OH
5.09 – Capital One Arena – Washington, D.C.
5.11 – XL Center – Hartford, CT
5.13 – Scotiabank Arena – Toronto, ON
5.16 – Videotron Centre – Quebec City, QC
7.15 – Resorts World Theatre – Las Vegas, NV
7.16 – Resorts World Theatre – Las Vegas, NV
7.22 – Resorts World Theatre – Las Vegas, NV
7.23 – Resorts World Theatre – Las Vegas, NV
*With symphony orchestra. For ticket info click HERE
Journey and AEG have announced four exclusive Las Vegas show dates featuring special symphony orchestra performances at the new, state-of-the-art Resorts World Theatre. Tickets for the special engagement are on sale now. For more info click here.
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