THE LEGENDARY ROCK BAND’S JOURNEY CELEBRATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 2023 FREEDOM TOUR | The Valley Register

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TOUR STARTS AT PPL CENTER FEBRUARY 4E WITH A VERY SPECIAL GUEST TOTO

The public sale begins Friday, October 21 at 10 a.m.

October 17, 2022 One of the most legendary rock bands of all time, JOURNEYannounce the continuation of their very successful tour with the celebration of the 50th anniversary Freedom Tower 2023 starring, very special guest TOTO. JOURNEY, Diamond-selling Rock & Roll Hall of Famers will take the stage in 38 cities across North America with their catalog of global hits, including “Don’t Stop Believing”, “As You Will”, “Faithfully”, “Enlightenment” and more.

Presented by AEG Presents, TRAVEL Freedom Tour 2023 begin February 4 in Allentown, Pennsylvania – making stops in Austin, Montreal, Memphis and more – before packing April 25 at the brand new Acrisure Arena in Palm Springs, California. The 2023 race includes rescheduled dates in Washington DC, Hartford, Toronto and Quebec which were rescheduled earlier this year due to covid.

Citi is the official card of the TRAVEL 50th ANNIVERSARY Freedom Tour 2023. Citi cardholders will have access to pre-sale tickets for dates in the United States beginning Tuesday, October 18 at 10 a.m. local time through Thursday, October 20 at 10 p.m. local time through Citi Entertainment ( except Canada, Washington DC and Hartford).

shows). For presale details, visit www.citiententertainment.com A limited number of exclusive VIP packages are also available. These great offers can include an incredible selection of reserved tickets, personalized merchandise and more.

Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, October 21 at 10 a.m. local time HERE

JOURNEY characteristics Founder, Neal Schon (lead guitarist), Jonathan Cain (keyboards, backing vocals), Arnel Pineda (main voice) Jason Derlatka (keyboards, vocals),

and Deen Castronovo (drums, vocals) and Todd Jensen (low). Neal Schon, 3x Hall of Fame inductee: Oklahoma Hall of Fame, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Grammy Hall of Fame. Jon Cain is the recipient of two BMI songwriter awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Journey.

Neal Schon“We are all grateful and overwhelmed by the success of our Journey Freedom Tour 2022 this year and have added a new set of dates for 2023” says JOURNEY Founder Neal Schon. “We can’t wait to get back on the road with our very good friends Toto! Come join us for a special evening filled with fun and fond memories. See you later friends.”

Jonathan Cain added “Excited to be performing for our fans on our tour next year with Toto. The combined successes of the two bands represent two decades of excellence that have become a soundtrack to people’s lives. Journey’s music with Toto’s music is an example of “certain music” during “uncertain times”.

very special guest TOTOwho have collectively delivered over 3.3 billion plays on Spotify based on hits alone, including “Rosanna”, “Africa” and “Stay on the line”, will join JOURNEY on all dates.

TOTO Steve Lukather shares: “‘On my behalf and on behalf of the band, we are so honored and thrilled to be doing this tour with our old and dear friends. JOURNEY. It’s going to be a great night of music, and since all the guys are lifelong friends…a blast offstage too.

Since the formation of the group in 1973, JOURNEY earned 19 top 40 singles, 25 gold and platinum albums, and sold over 100 million albums worldwide. Their “The greatest

Shots” album is certified 15 times platinum, which makes JOURNEY one of the few groups to have been certified diamond, and their song “Do not stop Believing” has been streamed over a billion times alone.

JOURNEY was inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017, and the 2018 headlining tour with DEF LEPPARD was the band’s most successful tour to date, placing them in the Top 10 year-end tours with over a million tickets sold, and earning them the prestigious Billboard “Live Legends” tour price. March 2019 saw the release of “Escape & Frontiers Live In Japan”a live DVD/CD set of their concert at the Budokan in Tokyo with the group’s very first performances

scrapbook “Escape” and “Borders” in their entirety. JOURNEY also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and were inducted into Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame. Additionally, the group is the subject of the award-winning documentary “Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey” about the resurgence of the group when adding Arnel

Pineda as the lead vocalist after the founder of JOURNEY, Neal Schon discovered the native of the Philippines on Youtube.

The members of TOTO are celebrating a feat few bands have achieved in the modern era. The cumulative streams of the ensemble’s repertoire now exceed 3 billion plays. Among the most streamed recordings, “Africa” ​​has over a billion streams on Spotify alone. This year, the song was recertified by the RIAA 8X Platinum.

Over the past decade, the band has enjoyed a major resurgence in popularity like few bands at this stage of their career. The audience is truly multi-generational, getting younger every year. Joining Steve Lukather and Joseph Williams are band members bassist John Pierce (Huey Lewis and The News), drummer Robert “Sput” Searight (Ghost-Note, founding member Snarky Puppy, Snoop Dogg), keyboardist

Dominique “Xavier” Taplin (Prince, Ghost-Note), multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Warren Ham (Ringo Starr), and keyboardist/backing vocalist Steve Maggiora,. This line-up marks the fifteenth incarnation of Toto in consideration of band members or sidemen who have joined or left. Individually and collectively, few have had a greater imprint on pop culture than the members of TOTO. The family tree can be heard on an astounding 5000 albums which together rack up a sales history of half a billion albums. Of these recordings, NARAS has acclaimed performances with hundreds of Grammy nominations.

With now over 45 years together and literally thousands of credits, including the best-selling album of all time: Michael Jackson’s Thrillerand congratulations to their

names, TOTO remains one of the world’s best-selling touring and recording artists. They are the benchmark on which many artists base their sound and production, and they continue to transcend the standards set by the wider music community, being simply synonymous with musical credibility. They are part of pop culture and part of

a few bands from the 70s that endured changing trends and styles continue to remain relevant.

Combining the power of the live event with a focus on true artist development, AEG Presents is a global leader in the music and entertainment industries. Operating on five continents, the company has an unparalleled commitment to art, creativity and community. Its flagship festivals and multi-day music events – which include the iconic Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and the legendary New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival alongside British Summer Time in Hyde Park, Stagecoach, Hangout Festival, Electric Forest and Firefly – continue to set the bar for the live music experience. AEG Presents promotes worldwide tours for artists such as The Rolling Stones, Ed Sheeran, Elton John, Taylor Swift, Celine Dion, Justin Bieber, Kenny Chesney, Paul McCartney and Katy Perry, in addition to – through its network of clubs, theatres, arenas, stadiums and renowned partner brands such as The Bowery Presents, Concerts West, Frontier Touring, Goldenvoice, Madison House Presents, Marshall Arts, Messina Touring Group, PromoWest Productions and Zero Mile Presents – creating and growing an unparalleled infrastructure for development artists and audience reach. More information can be found at www.aegpresents.com.

About PPL Center (pplcenter.com)

PPL Center, nominated by Pollstar as Best New Major Concert Venue, is a state-of-the-art multi-purpose venue located in downtown Allentown, Pennsylvania. The arena can accommodate over 10,000 people for concerts and over 8,500 for Lehigh Valley Phantoms professional hockey games, making it the largest event venue in the area. The amenity-rich PPL Center will host more than 150 events each year, offering something for everyone, including the Phantoms, the AHL affiliate of the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers, live concerts, family shows, trade shows , figure skating events, youth sports, school and college events, Disney on Ice, conferences, graduations and many more events. The PPL Center is currently the main catalyst for the revitalization and growth of downtown Allentown. Oak View Group provides venue management, hospitality and global partnerships at the PPL Center.

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