Journey To Give Concertgoers A Free CD

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
If Prince can give his concert fans a free CD, so can Journey. In March, Journey finished recording their 13th studio album, Generations. As a sign of gratitude to their devoted fans who helped put Journey in the top 30 best-selling music groups of all time (having sold over 75 million albums worldwide), copies of the CD will exclusively be given away free with the purchase of a ticket at most of the concerts along the tour route. A worldwide retail release once the trek concludes is currently being planned.

The 30th anniversary celebration of the 1975 release of their self-titled debut album continues this summer with the launch of a U.S. tour, dubbed “The concert that takes you back…and into the future,” commencing June 26 in Irvine, CA and lasting through October. Journey has also teamed up with to offer a variety of VIP ticket packages.

“No matter what kind of Journey fan you’ve been, this is going to be the show to see," says guitarist Neal Schon. "We’re covering the spectrum of our entire catalog. We’ll play songs from the very first record and the other three pre-Steve Perry ones, and everything else from there on out, including music from the new album. Then we’ll end the show with a bang and play our greatest hits like we always do. We’re going to be taking fans through a time trip here. It’s going to be very interesting to dive into the past, dive into the future and dive into what we’ve been doing for the past eight years.”

“No one should be worried,” bassist Ross Valory continues. “Yes, we’ll be playing ‘the dirty dozen’ in there somewhere, those favorite songs that have made us popular and have made people happy over the years.”

Journey itinerary:

6/26 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

6/29 San Diego, CA Coors Amphitheatre

6/30 Tucson, AZ Casino Anselmo

7/2 Kelseyville, CA Konocti Harbor Resort

7/7 Muskegon, MI Heritage Park

7/9 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

7/11 Lansing, MI Common Ground Festival

7/15 Walker, MN Moondance Jam

7/16 Chicago, IL Northerly Island Amphitheatre

7/17 St. Louis, MO UMB Bank Pavilion

7/20 Cleveland, OH Blossom Amphitheatre

7/22 Goddard, KS Lake Afton Park

7/23 Kansas City, KS Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

7/30 Paso Robles, CA California Mid-State Fair

7/31 Saratoga, CA Mountain Winery

8/2 Denver, CO Universal Lending Pavilion

8/3 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion

8/9 Sturgis, SD Buffalo Chip Campground

8/10 Sioux Falls, SD Sioux Empire Fairgrounds

8/12 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre

8/13 Twin Lakes, WI Country Thunder USA

8/17 Kingston, RI Ryan Center

8/24 Toronto, Ont. Casino Rama

8/26 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center

8/27 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga PAC

8/28 Wantagh, NY Jones Beach Amphitheatre

9/7 Vienna, VA Wolf Trap

9/8 Kettering, OH Fraze Pavilion

9/24 Biloxi, MS Beau Rivage Casino

–Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen