LAS VEGAS — In anticipation of Journey’s second, nine-show residency at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, members of the band were presented with a proclamation declaring Wednesday, May 3, 2017, as “JOURNEY Las Vegas Day.” A “memorabilia property takeover” included an updated band case with items from Steve Smith outside of The Joint, Neal Schon’s personal case in front of the resort’s main registration desk, and Steve Smith’s drum kit at the entrance of the HRH All-Suite Towe. The displays are complete with personal items from each member as well as pieces from the band’s history. Band members on hand for the event included Neal Schon, founder, lead guitar and backing vocals; Ross Valory, co-founder, bass and backing vocals; Jonathan Cain, keyboards and backing vocals; Steve Smith,drums; and Arnel Pineda, lead vocals.
After a sold-out run in 2015, legendary rock band JOURNEY will return to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas for a second, nine-show residency, Journey Las Vegas, on May 3,5, 6, 10, 12,13,17,19 and May 20. For the first time in the United States, JOURNEY will perform its seventh studio album, Escape, and the band’s eighth studio album, Frontiers, in their entirety on May 3,10 and May 17. JOURNEY is one of the most popular American rock bands of all time, creating some of the best-known songs in modern music, with iconic hits such as “Faithfully,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Wheel In The Sky,” “Separate Ways,” “Only the Young,” “Open Arms,” “Lovin, Touchin’, Squeezin’,” “Who’s Crying Now,” and the seminal “Don’t Stop Believin’,” which is the top-selling digital catalog track in history. Since its formation in 1973 in San Francisco, Journey has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide, earning 19 Top 40 singles and 25 gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums, and has headlined multiple sold-out stadium tours. The Greatest Hits album is certified 15 times-Platinum, bringing Journey into the elite club of Diamond-certified award holders. Journey received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame, and is the subject of the award-winning documentary, ‘Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey.’ The band was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Neal Schon (founding member and lead guitarist), Ross Valory (original member and bassist), and longtime members Jonathan Cain (keyboardist) and Arnel Pineda (lead singer), welcomed virtuoso drummer Steve Smith back into Journey for their “San Francisco Fest 2016” tour, marking the first time he performed with the band since 1998. Schon’s musical career began at the age of 15, when he debuted with Santana as a guitar prodigy on the No. 1 album, Santana III. Valory has been a grounding force in Journey since the band’s formation (other than a brief hiatus in the late 80’s and early 90’s) and Cain was brought on board in 1980, rounding out the songwriting genius behind the defining album, Escape. Since Arnel Pineda joined Journey as its new lead singer in 2007, the band has released two albums and embarked on seven major tours, performing on four continents for more than five million fans, which earned the group Billboard’s prestigious “Legend of Live Award.”