Neal Schon Sets Journey Through Time

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With Journey taking a sabbatical, the band’s Neal Schon, has recruited Journey co-founder Gregg Rolie and another of the classic rock group’s prominent alums and other musicians, to form Journey Through Time. Though their leader had emergency surgery on Feb. 8 (see below), the band are still expected to hit the road in late February for the first time, celebrating Journey’s catalog and rich history, and “have some fun jamming,” as Schon says. And from the looks of several videos (below), they’re doing just that.

While its individual members have headlined stadium shows, fans will have an opportunity to see these first-rate musicians up close. (See the dates below.)

Returning to their roots, the group will showcase songs from the very beginning – plus pay tribute to several rock favorites. Joining Schon is his fellow Santana alumnus and Journey co-founder Gregg Rolie (keyboards, vocals), plus former Journey member Deen Castronovo (vocals and drums), Thin Lizzy and Whitesnake alum Marco Mendoza (bass and vocals), Thin Lizzy and Dead Daisies vet Marti Frederiksen (multi-instrumentalist, vocals) and Chris Collins (guitar and keys).

Schon has even extended an open invitation to former Journey lead vocalist, Steve Perry, to join them for the Bay Area shows.

Journey Through Time have already released two live performance videos.

Watch Castronovo introduce Schon and Rolie as they then perform “Walks Like a Lady”

“We’re really going to play anything that’s in our repertoire – anything that Journey has recorded,” says Schon. “I plan on mixing it up a lot and not playing the same set. Stuff from our first three records – we’re going to update that a little bit – and have some fun jamming!”

Related: Schon and Rolie at Journey’s 2017 Rock Hall induction

Watch them perform “I’m Gonna Leave You,” with Rolie singing lead

Related: Our interview with Gregg Rolie on Journey, Santana and more

Journey Through Time 2019 Tour Dates (Tickets are available here)

Feb 22 – Jackson, CA – Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort
Feb 23 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
Mar 01 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren PHX
Mar 02 – Los Angeles, CA – The Orpheum LA

More to come!

Update (Feb. 9): Schon revealed that he went to the ER on Feb. 8 and had his gall bladder removed. “I’m feeling better than ever. Just need a few days.”

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  1. Jim
    #1 Jim 11 February, 2019, 09:07

    Thought the video was excellent. These guys can bring it to a crowd. I hope they decide to come to the East Coast and let us see them live as well. I’d pay reasonable money to hear them live.

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