Journey Explores ‘Funky Rock Grooves’ With New Album
As we told you earlier this week in our summer concert preview, Journey will be on the road this summer sharing the stage and an incredible catalog of combined hits with Foreigner and Night Ranger. The collaborative goal, of course, will be to rock the faces off of millions nationwide.
The band has a brand new album ‘Eclipse’ that hit stores last week, their second with lead singer Arnel Pineda.
Journey guitarist Neal Schon recently shared some thoughts with WMMR about the new album, saying the fresh material gives them the opportunity to venture out in new directions musically during concerts, in addition to playing the expected hits.
Schon elaborated on the band's efforts to fit ‘Eclipse' material into their sets: "We have the greatest hits -- we have to play that every night. We have all these great ballads, which have already proven themselves and people wanna hear every night, so I mean, where do we find room to stick more of this new stuff in our set, when we have an hour-and-a-half to play? I felt there were a lot of grooves that we were missing in our set; funky rock grooves and stuff like that, and I just felt ready for more [of] what I wanted to play on stage."
This is Journey we’re talking about, so chances are good that they’re coming to your city this summer. You can click here to check out the list of current dates. We don’t want you to miss the opportunity to sing ‘Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)’ with 18,000 of your closest friends.
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