JOURNEY Passing On Performing ‘Escape’ For 30th Anniversary

According to The Pulse Of Radio, JOURNEY co-founder and guitarist Neal Schon says that the band is too busy touring behind new music to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their mega-platinum “Escape” album. The Pulse Of Radio asked Schon point blank if, with such a momentous anniversary happening this summer, he even considered touring behind “Escape”‘s 30th birthday. “No,” he said. “I’ve seen what’s been going on at some concerts with some bands and they’re playing the whole record — I mean surely, we could do that at some point, but that’s not happening this year or next year, ’cause we’re here to support our new record. And, y’know, play bits and pieces from ‘Escape’, and all the other records that, y’know, that we’re playing.”

JOURNEY‘s latest album, “Eclipse”, which debuted at Number 13 on the Billboard 200 is being sold exclusively through Wal-Mart outlets. The collection features 12 new tracks written by Schon, 30-year veteran keyboardist Jonathan Cain — and the band’s lead vocalist, Arnel Pineda.

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, Utah. 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 more.