Journey and Asia Announce 2017 Tour Dates
The bands have announced a run of shared shows that's scheduled to begin March 15 in Yakima, Wash., and continue through April 4, when they're booked to play the Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio. The tour currently encompasses a dozen dates in all.
"Asia is honored to be asked to share the stage with Journey," enthused Asia frontman John Wetton in a press release. Referencing his own cancer battle, which he's been waging during Asia's downtime following the tour in support of their 2014 Gravitas LP, he added, "On a personal note, this couldn’t have come at a better time for me; I remain determined and my road to a full recovery continues. I look forward to seeing everyone on the tour next year."
Prior to touring with Asia, Journey will tour in Asia: The band is booked to perform nine dates in the region next February, including shows in Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan. They'll follow those shows with three stops in Hawaii before returning to the mainland for the Asia tour, after which they're committed to a May residency at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
In the middle of all this touring activity, Journey are up for inclusion in this year's class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees — and if the fan vote is any indication, they'll want to leave room in their schedule for an appearance at the ceremony next April.
Journey and Asia 2017 Tour Dates
3/15: Yakima, Wash. (Yakima Valley SunDome)
3/16: Spokane, Wash. (Spokane Arena)
3/18: Eugene, Ore. (Matthew Knight Arena)
3/20: Boise, Idaho (Taco Bell Arena)
3/21: Bozeman, Mt. (Brick Breeden Fieldhouse)
3/24: Fargo, N.D. (Fargodome)
3/27: Green Bay, Wis. (Resch Center)
3/28: Madison, Wis. (Alliant Energy Center)
3/31: Fort Wayne, Ind. (Allen County War Memorial Coliseum)
4/01: Evansville, Ind. (Ford Center)
4/03: Moline, Ill. (iWireless Center)
4/04: Dayton, Ohio (Nutter Center)
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