Thursday, March 10, 2011

Journey releasing new album with tour



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Tickets on sale beginning March 11
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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 moreThe “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 for complete ticket onsale information.
Journey has once again teamed up with to offer their fans a variety of VIP ticket packages. For more details go to
 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 PinedaCompleting the Journey lineup is Schon (guitars, backing vocals), Cain (keyboards, backing vocals), Ross Valory (bass, backing vocals) and Deen Castronovo (drums, percussion, backing vocals).  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.
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Initial Eclipse Tour dates:
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Salt Lake City, UT
Rio Tinto Stadium
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Irvine, CA
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Phoenix, AZ
Desert Sky Pavilion
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Maryland Heights, MO
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Tinley Park, IL
First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Clarkston, MI
DTE Energy Music Theatre
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Blossom Music Center
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Cincinnati, OH
Riverbend Music Center
Friday, August 05, 2011
Columbus, OH
Crew Stadium, Ohio State Fair
Saturday, August 06, 2011
Noblesville, IN
Verizon Wireless Music Center
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Darien Center, NY
Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Camden, NJ
Susquehanna Bank Center
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Hartford, CT
Comcast Theatre
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Wantagh, NY
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Friday, August 19, 2011
Virginia Beach, VA
Virginia Beach Amphitheater
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Raleigh, NC
Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Charlotte, NC
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Holmdel, NJ
PNC Bank Arts Center
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Burgettstown, PA
First Niagara Pavilion
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Syracuse, NY
New York State Fair
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Allentown, PA
The Great Allentown Fair
Friday, September 02, 2011
Saratoga Springs, NY
Saratoga Performing Arts Center*
Saturday, September 10, 2011
New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Arena
Friday, September 16, 2011
Atlanta, GA
Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Tampa, FL
1-800 Ask-Gary Amphitheatre
Sunday, September 18, 2011
West Palm Beach, FL
Cruzan Amphitheatre
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Dallas, TX
Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sunday, September 25, 2011
The Woodlands, TX
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Kansas City, MO
Starlight Theatre
Saturday, October 01, 2011
Englewood, CO
Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
Friday, October 07, 2011
Chula Vista, CA
Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Friday, October 14, 2011
Wheatland, CA
Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Mountain View, CA
Shoreline Amphitheatre
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Portland, OR
Rose Garden Arena
Friday, October 21, 2011
Seattle, WA

*Foreigner is not appearing at this concert.

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