Neal Schon Teases Journey and Santana Tour, Full-Album Performances of ‘Escape’ and ‘Frontiers’
Guitarist Neal Schon tends to be very active in the comments of posts on Journey's Facebook page, and he's been particularly busy since the band announced it was reuniting with drummer Steve Smith and hitting the road with the Doobies next year. Of particular interest to fans is word on the tour with Santana that Schon's been promising for months.
Though details have yet to be officially confirmed, Schon has told Facebook followers that Journey will in fact be performing with Santana before they start the Doobies tour. According to one comment he's posted, they'll be "doing five shows this year," though it's unclear whether he's referring to a short run in early 2016 or spilling the beans on a surprise round of dates before the New Year.
Meanwhile, over on his own Facebook page, Schon teased the possibility of full-album performances from Journey next year, asking fans if anyone would be interested in seeing them play the complete Escape and Frontiers LPs — and when a fan reacted to the news of Smith's return by asking the band to bring back former keyboard player Gregg Rolie, Schon responded that "there will be intermingling" between bands when Journey performs with Santana, who will be playing with their original lineup.
None of the above will put an end to the constant calls for a reunion with former singer Steve Perry, but it's all good news for Journey fans — and with a potential new album also on the horizon, they could have even more to look forward to soon.
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