February 4, 2023

Journey will hit the street subsequent month on a North American tour, and you’ll anticipate a well-recognized face to be amongst them: in response to guitarist Neal Schon, authentic keyboardist Gregg Rolie will carry out with the band for the primary time in over 4 many years.

Rolie helped discovered Journey again in 1973 and left the band in 1980. This previous November, Schon teased the concept of a reunion, tweeting a photograph of himself and Rolie with the caption, “2 authentic founding members. I feel my brother Gregg Rolie ought to be a part of us for 2023 tour. What do you suppose pals? He’ll spice it up and we could have a fantastic number of songs to select from.” Now, Schon has confirmed that Rollie will seem on the “Freedom Tour 2023” in some capability, replying to a fan on Fb that “you’ll be seeing him” on the exhibits.

It’s unclear whether or not Rolie will carry out a full set with Journey on the upcoming trek or if he’ll act as extra of a particular visitor, notably as a result of Jonathan Cain, who’s held the keyboardist place within the band since 1980, shall be on the tour as effectively. Nonetheless, the connection between Cain and Schon has been lower than idyllic in latest months; the artists are within the midst of a authorized battle pertaining to the band’s funds, and final month, Schon hit Cain with a stop and desist order after he carried out “Don’t Cease Believin” at Mar-A-Lago. So it ought to be an eventful tour!

Journey’s upcoming tour coincides with Freedom, their first new album in 11 years. Seize tickets to one among their exhibits right here, and see Schon’s statements concerning Rolie’s return under.

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