Journey Announces 2022 Tour of North America

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Journey has announced a 2022 tour of North American arenas. The Freedom Tour 2022 begins on February 22 with dates currently scheduled through May 11 and will feature special guests Billy Idol and Toto, as separate opening acts. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers had previously announced a six-show Las Vegas residency, running from December 1-11, 2021, at the Theater at Virgin Hotels.

The 2022 tour is presented by AEG Presents. Idol will join Journey on all dates from February 22 through April 5. Toto will then join Journey on all remaining dates beginning on April 7. The tour spans 40 cities across North America and feature such classic rock favorites as “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Lights” and more.

Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets for U.S. dates beginning Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. local time until Nov. 18 at 10 p.m. A limited number of exclusive VIP Packages are also available. Tickets go on sale to the public on Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. local time here.

The approved photo image features a montage of Cain, Schon and Pineda

Journey will release a new album, Freedom, in 2022. In June 2021, Neal Schon noted that they had written dozens of new songs, and were “whittling it down to 10 or 12.” Over the summer, the band’s new lineup headlined the Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago and played Central Park at We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert, in addition to honoring 9/11 first responders at the Tunnel to Towers concert in August.

Journey features founder Neal Schon (lead guitarist), Jonathan Cain (keyboards, backing vocals), Arnel Pineda (lead vocals) Jason Derlatka (keyboards, backing vocals), and Deen Castranovo (drums, backing vocals). Inexplicably, the announcement made no mention of either Randy Jackson or Narada Michael Walden, both of whom were added to the group’s lineup in 2020.

Journey 2022 Freedom Tour Dates (Tickets are available here)

(With Very Special Guest Billy Idol)

Feb 22 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
Feb 23 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Feb 25 – Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena
Feb 27 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
Feb 28 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
Mar 02 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
Mar 05 – Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre
Mar 07 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Mar 08 – Albany, NY – Times Union Center
Mar 12 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum
Mar 14 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Mar 16 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
Mar 17 – Oklahoma City, OK – Paycom Center
Mar 19 – N. Little Rock, AR – Simmons Bank Arena
Mar 21 – St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
Mar 24 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Arena
Mar 27 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
Mar 28 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
Mar 31 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
Apr 01 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
Apr 04 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
Apr 05 – Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center

(With Very Special Guest Toto)

Apr 07 – San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena
Apr 09 – Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
Apr 11 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
Apr 13 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Apr 15 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
Apr 20 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
Apr 21 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
Apr 24 – Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center
Apr 25 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
Apr 27 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Apr 28 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
Apr 30 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
May 02 – Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena
May 04 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
May 05 – Indianapolis, IN – Gainbridge Fieldhouse
May 07 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
May 09 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
May 11 – Hartford, CT – XL Center

Related: Links to 100s of current classic rock tours

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