Journey plots return to the road

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Journey has revealed plans to return the road this summer for an expansive tour of the United States in support of their forthcoming album, Eclipse. The classic rockers will make their way to Massachusetts for a show at the Comcast Center in Mansfield on Friday, August 12. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $20 to $135, will go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation. Foreigner and Night Ranger will open the show.

Currently on tour in South America, Journey will first tour Europe before returning to North America this summer. Eclipse, Journey’s fourteenth studio effort and second with Filipino frontman Arnel Pineda (the band’s sixth lead singer), will be exclusively through Walmart on May 24. It follows through 2008 album Revelation, which marked the band’s biggest first week sales in more than a decade, debuting at #5 on the Billboard 200 in June 2008.

“I’m in love with this record, which I haven’t said about one of our albums for a long time,” said founding member and lead guitarist Neal Schon in a press release. “It’s a rock record and it sounds amazing.” Commenting on the upcoming tour, Schon continued, “We’ve got a lot of hits to play and there’s plenty of time to do some new stuff too, so we’re gonna mix it up. We haven’t toured with Foreigner for over 10 years, so we’re really looking forward to this run.”

On the upcoming tour, fans can expect to hear new songs from Eclipse as well as classics such as “Don’t Stop Believin'”, “Any Way You Want It” and “Faithfully”. Journey is currently comprised of Pineda, Schon, Jonathan Cain (keyboards, backing vocals), Ross Valory (bass, backing vocals) and Deen Castronovo (drums, percussion, backing vocals).

Following the band’s show in Massachusetts, Journey will perform at the Comcast Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut on Tuesday, August 16.

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