THE DIAMOND-SELLING ROCK BAND JOURNEY WILL BE JOINED ON TOUR BY VERY SPECIAL GUEST TOTO
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October 19, 2022 – One of the most legendary rock bands of all time, JOURNEY, announces the continuation of their highly successful tour with the 50th Anniversary Celebration Freedom Tour 2023 featuring, very special guest TOTO. JOURNEY, Diamond-selling Rock & Roll Hall of Famers will take the stage in 38 cities across North America with their catalog of global chart-topping hits, including “Don’t Stop Believin”, “Any Way You Want It”, “Faithfully”, “Lights” and more.
Presented by AEG Presents, JOURNEY Freedom Tour 2023 begins February 4 in Allentown, PA – making stops in Austin, Montreal, Hartford, Memphis and more – before wrapping April 25 at the brand new Acrisure Arena in Palm Springs, CA. The 2023 run includes rescheduled dates in Washington DC, Hartford, Toronto and Quebec that were postponed earlier this year due to covid.
A limited number of exclusive VIP Packages are also available. These exceptional offers can include an amazing selection of reserved seated tickets, custom merchandise and much more.
JOURNEY features Founder, Neal Schon (lead guitarist), Jonathan Cain (keyboards, backing vocals), Arnel Pineda (lead vocals) Jason Derlatka (keyboards, vocals), and Deen Castronovo (drums, vocals) and Todd Jensen (bass). Neal Schon, 3x Hall of Fame inductee: Oklahoma Hall of Fame, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Grammy Hall of Fame. Jon Cain is a recipient of two BMI songwriter awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Journey.
Neal Schon: “We are all thankful and overwhelmed by the success of our Journey Freedom Tour 2022 this year and have added a new run of dates for 2023” says JOURNEY Founder Neal Schon. “We are looking forward to hitting the road again with our very good friends Toto! Come join us for a special evening full of fun and Rockin’ good memories. See you soon Friends.”
Jonathan Cain adds “Excited to perform for our fans as we tour next year with Toto. The combined hits of both bands represent a couple of decades of excellence that have become a soundtrack for people’s lives. The music of Journey along with the music of Toto is an example of “certain music” during “uncertain times”.
Very special guest TOTO, who have collectively streamed more than 3.3 billion plays on Spotify alone based on hits including “Rosanna”, “Africa” and “Hold the Line”, will join JOURNEY on all dates.
TOTO’s Steve Lukather shares, “’On behalf of myself and the band, we are very honored and excited to do this tour with our old and dear friends JOURNEY. Gonna be a great night of music, and as all the guys are lifelong friends… a blast off stage as well.”
FREEDOM TOUR 2023 DATES
February 4, Allentown, PA. PPL Center
February 5, Charlottesville, VA. John Paul Jones Arena
February 8, Savannah, GA. Enmarket Arena
February 10, Columbia, SC. Colonial Life Arena
February 11, Greensboro, NC. Greensboro Coliseum
February 14, Lexington, KY. Rupp Arena
February 17, Knoxville, TN. Thompson-Boling Arena
February 19, Bossier City, LA. Brookshire Grocery Arena
February 22, Austin, TX. Moody Center
February 23, Lafayette, LA. Cajundome
February 26, Jacksonville, FL. Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena
March 1*, Washington, DC. Capital One Arena
March 3, State College, PA. Bryce Jordan Center
March 4*, Hartford, CT. XL Center
March 8, Montreal, QC. Bell Centre
March 9*, Quebec, QC. Videotron Centre
March 12*, Toronto, ON. Scotiabank Arena
March 13, Ottawa, ON. Canadian Tire Centre
March 16, Buffalo, NY. KeyBank Center
March 17, Atlantic City, NJ. Boardwalk Hall
March 20, Champaign, IL. State Farm Center
March 21, Moline, IL. Vibrant Arena at The MARK
March 24, Sioux Falls, SD. Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
March 25, Lincoln, NE. Pinnacle Bank Arena
March 28, Des Moines, IA. Wells Fargo Arena
March 31, Tulsa, OK. BOK Center
April 1, Memphis, TN. FedExForum
April 4, San Antonio, TX. AT&T Center
April 7, Springfield, MO. Great Southern Bank Arena
April 8, Wichita, KS. INTRUST Bank Arena
April 11, Casper, WY. Ford Wyoming Center
April 13, Boise, ID. ExtraMile Arena
April 14, Spokane, WA. Spokane Arena
April 17, Eugene, OR. Matthew Knight Arena
April 19, Stockton, CA. Stockton Arena
April 22, Bakersfield, CA. Mechanics Bank Arena
April 23, Fresno, CA. SaveMart Center
April 25, Palm Springs, CA. Acrisure Arena
*Rescheduled date. ON SALE NOW.
Since the group’s formation in 1973, JOURNEY has earned 19 top 40 singles, 25 gold and platinum albums, and has sold over 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 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 JOURNEY Founder, Neal Schon discovered the Philippines native on YouTube.
The members of TOTO are celebrating an accomplishment few bands have achieved in the modern era. Cumulative streams of the ensemble’s repertoire now exceed 3 billion plays. Amongst the most listened to recordings, “Africa” accounts for over one billion streams at Spotify alone. This year the song was recertified by the RIAA 8X Platinum.
Over the past decade, the band has had a major renaissance in popularity like few bands at this point in their career. The audience is truly multi-generational, becoming younger with each passing year. Joining Steve Lukather and Joseph Williams are band members bassist John Pierce (Huey Lewis and The News), drummer Robert “Sput” Searight (Ghost-Note, Founding member Snarky Puppy, Snoop Dogg), keyboardist Dominique “Xavier” Taplin (Prince, Ghost-Note), multi-instrumentalist / vocalist Warren Ham (Ringo Starr) and keyboardist / background vocalist Steve Maggiora,. This line-up marks the fifteenth incarnation of Toto in consideration of band members or sidemen who joined or exited. Individually and collectively, few have had a larger imprint on pop culture than the members of TOTO. The family tree 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 hundreds of Grammy nominations.
With now 45+ 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.
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