Journey has just tagged on a pair of dates to its 2021 itinerary. New on the books is an August 22nd gig in Grantville, Pennsylvania at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course. Also added is a December 18th show at Las Vegas with a full symphony orchestra at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
Blabbermouth reported tickets go on sale to the general public starting this Friday, July 23rd at 10 a.m. PT at Ticketmaster.com.
We caught up to Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain, who explained how the pandemic helped inspire the band’s latest track, “The Way We Used To Be”: “Neal (Schon) send me this loop that he had — I liked it. He had these strings kinda pulsing, it reminded me of the Eurythmics a little bit. I’m like, ‘That’s angry and it’s got an edge.’ ‘Cause the more I listen to the loop, I thought, y’know, we are in sort of a bluesy place right here. And the lyric had this, sort of, angst to it, y’know? And the question was, ‘Can we ever get back?‘ Then, we’ll just get a little R&B thing on it, storytell it, and then get to that chorus.”
UPDATED: Journey tour dates (subject to change):
July 29 – Chicago, IL – Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom
July 31 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
August 20 – Atlantic City, NJ – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
August 21 – Wantagh, NY – The Tunnel to Towers Foundation Never Forget Concert at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
August 22 – Grantville, PA – Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course
September 18 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile arena
December 18 – Las Vegas, NV – The Colosseum at Caesars Palace