This was, BY FAR, the best show Journey has put on in Salt Lake City in years
and years! The energy was amazing, Arnel hit the notes perfect but added an
energy and zest that has been missing from the band since '81. The whole band
was flowing and the set was tight, from top to bottom. It was gratifying to
hear the classics done well and it was a pleasure hearing the new songs from
'Revelation.' Journey is Arena Rock at its finest and from the band that
defined the genre we as fans got the ultimate feast tonight. Neal was amazing
as always, Ross was the ham while sewing together the melodies, Jonathan
interjected class and straight up talent and Dean proved, once again, why he is
the hardest working drummer in music today.Thank you to Journey for
30+ wonderful years of music and thank you to Cheap Trick and Heart for adding
some different flavors to the musical feast tonight.Journey on!
I loved the show and what a bargain only 25 bucks. 3 great bands. Journey
sounded great. I couldn't even tell that it was not Steve Perry. I bet most
people there had no clue it was a different singer. Heart was flawless.
Sorry I missed Cheap Trick, Just caught Surrender at the end of their set while
in line but the 3 hours I was there were very entertaining.
Agreed. Journey was amazing tonight, and between the Revelation and tonight's
concert, I'm a true believer in the power of Arnel Pineda. He was great and they
really put on a show that gave me chills. And yes, Neal Schon was AMAZING as
always. For my dollar, he is the best guitarist alive.
I second the comments of Hero...the new singer was spectacular, if you closed
your eyes you couldn't tell the difference between he and Steve Perry. Much
better than their previous lead singer of the past few years. Kudos to Journey
for not mailing it in on an old timers tour, and bringing some serious game to
the park last night! And Heart as well! The Wilson sisters are the Queens of
Without Perry, still don't care for Journey. Should have left after Cheap Trick,
they were the best.
Arnel looks suspiciously like Jackie Chang... could it be?
Wish I had been there. Rock on Journey.
You are absoultely right, "No Steve Perry"! YOU SHOULD HAVE JUST LEFT! NO
BUSINESS BEEN THERE, ANYWAYS.
I LOVED this concert! I had read about the new lead and hoped he would match
Steve Perry. He was awesome-not Perry, but fabulous. Loved his energy and loved
the whole band's energy and smiles. Loved the graphics on the screen. Only bad
note, I originally sat on the grass and could not hear a thing thanks to the
stupid people who talk through the concert and try to pick fights(drunk
obviously). Why do they even go? Luckily I got a better seat and the night was
heaven. Loved Heart--they continue to rock after all these years!
I went to see Arnel and he was spectacular and the chemistry was there. Get on
with your journey Arnel.We love you.
At 60 years old you really think Steve would get up there and sing like he did
25 years ago? Steve is too smart to make a fool of himself! We love you Steve
but Arnel is qualified to do the job!
Wow! What a concert! I enjoyed Cheap Trick. Heart was exceptional. Journey
was everything I could have hoped for because I prepared myself with their
latest CD/DVD. My heart is still pounding and my foot is still tapping. Where
is their next concert within my reach?
Leave Steve Perry alone... if your are a fan of Steve Perry (only) and not
Journey, then go listen to your old CDs and don't go to the new Journey
concerts. The comparisons have to stop because Steve Perry is a great part of
Journey's past ... but no longer part of the present nor its future...
Augeri could hit the high notes from the concerts I could be at! Biut what do
you expect Pineda is the youngest singer they have had since the 80s. I could
hear the notes just fine too. Fabulous show!
Journey should have stuck with Jeff Scott Soto, the best singer they've ever had
in the band.>At 60 years old you really think Steve would get up
there and sing like he did 25 years ago?Tom Jones does.
Absolutely fabulous concert. See u guys next year.
pineda is the best
I was waiting for my ride, he didn't show up. I was pissed and ready to rumble.
Out of my frustration, I walked around in the area, then, there was this
amphitheater. With my $25.00 bucks, I went in easily and watch this concert. It
was Journey. My fave. They sound great. I can't recognize the singer. He looks
like Jackie Chan, He may be Chinese or Vietnamese singing Perry, but I don't
hear any accent. Whooha, he sounds great. Wow, nowadays, anything is possible,
Band can upgrade to anyone. Hmmm... Maybe Eagles might start to look for some
Iranian lead singer. What do you think?
No one could ever take the place of Steve Perry.Journey is not the same without
No one is trying to TAKE Perry's place.HE left Jouyrney on his own accord.Its
the TENOR voice that is the Journey sound and legacy.The voice that they need
happens to be in Pineda's voicebox.Keep loving Perry but a true Journey fan
accepts Journey's decision--Clearly they made the RIGHT one. I think
re-recording the old songs is a business decision so they can license them
without hassle from Mr Perry. LOVE REVELATION!
Singing is about the voice and how good you hear it, physical appearance comes
second only to the voice. In music, it's more of what you hear and not what you
see! Great job by Arnel
Arnel Pineda is the here and now and living his dream. Quote from AP " SP is one
tough act to follow" so to all SP fans, please give AP a chance and you're a
true Journey fan you'll love the music and accept reality, SP is yesterday!!I am a SP fan but he walked away and left us fans hoping he'd come back. Life
is a "Journey" so let loose and enjoy life.
Steve Perry can still sing. When Randy Jackson was recently asked about Steve
Perry said he had lunch with Steve a month ago and he is working on new music
and it is "hot". In August 2007, Go Kart records released GuFF's album Symphony
of Voices, which featured an unreleased Journey song called "I Can See It in
Your Eyes" which was produced by Steve Perry. Perry also used his voice on the
track. On March 30, 2008, former members of Journey's Management Team revealed
that Steve Perry had recently played them demos of new material and that his
voice was as good as ever. Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) can still belt it out and he
is 60 years old.
I think the likes of Pineda are the one needed to bring back the true rock and
roll in the mainstream music. Why won't we be thankful for this rather than
petty fighting over who is greater over whom.
True, SP can still sing, no doubt about that but were talking about the range
that he had about 25 years ago...hello..it's 2008 right now and whoever can
serve the plate on the table should be given a chance. We all age and I'm sure
10, 15 years from now AP may not be as good as he is at this moment so why not
strike the iron while it's hot and enjoy all the music that the group currently
offers. And hopefully maybe 10, 20 years from now I can always look back and say
Wheww, I was there at that concert and I had the blast. Just like most of SP
fans here say when they were at his concert during the peak of his career. Let's
just enjoy and PEACE to all!!!
what??? JSS?? are you kidding me? why do you think Deen busted his butt off
singing most of the time while they were touring with him..simply bec he is not
suited to sing some of the their songs. they needed a true tenor voice and JSS
is more of a heavy metal type of voice. sure he can rock but sorry to say that
he just didn't fit with most journey catalogues. again just my opinion.
What an amazing show!! Arnel is just an incredible ball of energy!! There is not
a better person for the job as Journey's frontman right now.All this
talk about comparing the voices of SP and AP is fine - but I think one aspect
that people don't look at enough is that not only did Steve Perry sing those
classic songs, he helped write them. Now the songs off Revelation are great, but
I think most would agree they don't have that magic, legendary feel that the
older songs do. Similar to how a mother knows her child better than anyone else,
there is a certain way that Steve Perry was able to sing those songs with more
feeling than anyone else ever could. When one helps write a song, they can
perform it better than anyone else. Isn't it interesting that Arnel did not help
write a single song on Revelation? He can sing them well, but something is
missing - the passion that only comes with writing a song from the heart. Thats
what SP had more than any other Journey singer will have.
Arnel Pineda worked his butt off to be living his dream. I think the majority of
the people who attended the concert enjoyed a spectacular performance from him
and the band. I think the comparisons between AP and SP are very debatable.
Steve was great and he touched a lot of fans including myself. Arnel on the
other hand is inspiring and is the future of Journey so we should respect the
band's decision. There will always be "haters" that will criticize Arnel mostly
because of his race I feel. It is unfortunate because this man truly believes in
the American dream. Go ARNEL, keep doing what you love and Dont Stop Believing!
Please dont HATE...CONGRATULATE!
Great concert, but something has to be done about the traffic driving in.
Trapped 2 1/2 hours on roads, finally parked about a mile a way and walked the
rest. Missed Cheap Trick.
"Steve Perry can still sing."I have no doubt SP can still sing.
Whether he can still sing Journey songs the way he did years ago remains to be
seen.I wish him well; but in the meantime, I'm enjoying the current
version of Journey. The new singer rocks.
I agree with the comment above that Arnel didn't have any contribution to all
the songs except of course just his voice but the fact was from what I've read
all the songs were already written prior to him joining the band and they just
needed a voice for it. So I'm hoping that if the band decides to do a follow up
on Revelation he will be able to contribute since it was also reported that Neal
Schon invited him to write songs with them. I just checked out YT video of him
singing FOREVER by Kenny Loggins and he sings it like he owns the song. What a
very soulful rendition. Amazing talent from this guy.
The above comment from "truefan" is correct. All of the new songs from the
Revelation album were written prior to Arnel joining the band. JSS was canned
for undisclosed reason and the band could not tour and/or record because they
had no frontman to sing them. Thanks to YouTube and Noel Gomez (big fan of Arnel
who uploaded The Zoo's vid's) Neil discovered AP. Remember, Arnel did not ask
for the job, he was offered the job by Neil/Journey. "The search is over" by
Survivor -covered by The Zoo was the first video that Neil saw on YouTube, then
followed by "Faithfully". The rest is history.
Arnel Pineda is awesome. He sounds better than Steve Perry. He's the best.
I wonder what would happen if Perry released a Solo Album??
the people in the concert were stunned how he sounded great and qualified to
front journey. a person who owns a record company is willing to make a deal and
produce a record for journey and will distribute it to countries he knows will
sell out. this will prove to detractors that "apineda is the real
Arnels' "journey" is still being questioned and I've read somewhere that Neal
Schon "settled" for Arnel Pineda as if saying Pineda will do for now. I think
that is so demeaning and disrespectful to both gentlemen. Do you really think
Neal is that desperate to just pick anybody? He and the rest of the Journey
members must think highly of Neals"find", And yes greatful Pineda wll not let
this oportunity slides by without giving 100 % of his capability as a musician.
To us, even my 25 year-old son was so impressed of Arnels Talent, we are
supporting you all the way. Arnel Pineda may you find comfort that you're not
alone in this new world of yours, you can spend time with us in your off
days(Just my AM. husband and myself(Pinay)No media involve. God Bless You!Neal,
Jon, and Ross you're still awesome!!Oh by the way, I do have a 24 yr.old
daughter a broadcast journalist graduate, still looking for a job in LA but
doing some "red carpet interviews.Thank you for the beautiful After All These
Loved the concert. cheap trick lacked the energy that heart and journey had.
Loved Heart, I could of left and been satisfied after hearing them. Journey
just blew me away. Sure, he isn't Steve Perry, but his still pretty freakin'
good. I think that Revelation is fantastic, but to enjoy you have to think of
Journey as a different band. I hope they stick with Pineada or they will lose a
ton of fans after a fantastic album like revelation. Loved his charisma on
stage. It's a shame that nobody can see the complete bands anymore, I saw
Foriegner but without Lou Grahm. I wish I could see Boston but they don't have
Brad Delp. (Dead) at least they have a reason for not having a lead singer.
To all the folks commenting on how Arnel Pineda looks like Jackie Chan, gimme a
break. You guys need to get out a bit more and see the world (sorry, but America
ain't the center of the known universe). All Asians don't look alike. Pineda is
Filipino and is already a huge star back in his native Philippines (and a rising
star here in the States). Kudos to him and his awesome talent. Journey has never
sounded better, and it's obvious Pineda has injected so much hard work and
energy into the band and its fans. Go Arnel! Represent!
Check out Journey's interview with MelodicRock. Ross Valory told a fan who
called in to "change the channel, if you don't like what you're hearing." The
band has moved on and so should all of us, true Journey fans.
Those who commented on how Arnel Pineda looks like Jackie Chan are truly
prejudiced! You need to get out in the world more often and see how diverse the
rest of the country is. Both SP and AP have great voices. If you listen
carefully, Arnel has a greater range and more powerful voice. SP didn't want to
come back --so accept it. AP did not choose to be the lead singer for Journey,
he was chosen! So move on because I believe he will be with Journey for a very
DONT STOP... BERIEVING!
Jeff Scott Sotto was the worst Perry replacement they had. He was fired in the
middle of one of their tours. The drummer had to sing a lot of the songs because
Sotto didn't have the pipes to do some of them. The other one, Steve Augeri lost
his voice trying hard to do the Perry notes.
Well, SP is already gone. He can not sing anymore. If you have seen his YT video
year 1994, he is worst.I guess this is the reason why he does not
want to return. For most SP fanatics, move on. Your idol left you
many years ago along with his voice.
After trying unsuccessfully with Sotto and Augeri as their fontman, Neal Schon
and his buddies needed to find "The One" to resurrect Journey after being
frustrated with Steve Perry holding them up for a decade. They found the YouTube
kid.... "The One".... who exceeded their expectations much to the surprise of
even their worst critics. I was in that concert.... and being an old big fan of
Journey, it almost made me cry to see this kid, not only resurrect the band, but
bring them to new heights. This kid has the voice, showmanship, energy and heart
that a real rocker should have. You can see how everybody in the band integrate
and enjoy playing in unison with him in the front. They have full trust in his
ability to entertain the crowd and you can see how they show their appreciation
for having him as their front man. He is "The One".Thank you
Arnel is a great singer but he will admit he can not compare to SP. Im so glad
Journey released new songs so people can see Arnel sings those songs great
because you have only heard him sing them. I follow everything Journey or Steve
Perry I can find. Steve is still singing and producing. I don't think SP will
ever play with Journey but I believe will hear his voice again.
What is wrong with you guys? You are comparing apples to oranges! (between Perry
& Pineda).What is important is "THE BAND AS A WHOLE", the RIGHT MIX. We
should be thankful that finally, we have new decent songs to sing or
hum...again.To the Asian/American-Journey fans, please don't get offended
when people will make comments about all Asians do look alike; because, Asians
make comments that all Americans look alike also.Let's just enjoy what we
have now & hoping that Journey will give us a lot more years of great music!
Journey was just so lucky to find AP first...it should have been Jimmy
Hey jss... I saw journey last summer with jeff soto, he totaly blew up the
journey music! In other words he stunk up the place. Many fans left disgusted
believe me! He may be a good singer, just not for journey. As a fan for about
30 years I too think steve perry is one in a million,but I also think Ap is a
fantastic replacement. My personal favs. from revelation are Don't Walk away,
where did I Lose your love,what it takes to win,after all these years. And some
of the redone classics Arnel has duplicated perrys voice to perfection, it is
amazing. My biggest kudos go to Neil Schon who is a truly incredible
guitarist,he too makes journey music what it is,without neil it too wouldn't be
journey. If any of you get a chance to buy neils solo work (go to journeys
website) it is well worth the investment, and enjoyment, it is mainly
instrumental, but I gurantee you will enjoy this gifted man. So long journey
fans, I look forward to september 9 when journey brings their music to
Hi I like to make some comment about between the singers that I am big fans of
SP for many years I love his voice like angels but he is gone for good! I still
missed him forever. Arniel was great singer that I thought of his ablums was
great! I love their songs but without SP make me thinks that I want to go
concert but I heard they play in West Vally but Gosh I missed it!! so one things
like to say JOURNEY ROCKS!!I think AP is great and fit in the group for
long time so the bands look great but old age! Wink!Love ya guys!Brettlovejourney
Arnel Pineda is the here and now. Don't live in the past. Enjoy the
present. As some things got to go, SP, well, he wanted to go. What can you do
about it? If AP is too hot for you or too Asian perhaps, there's the door...get
out of the kitchen. Give the guy a chance. He's trying his best and giving
all that he got. Can you fault him for that? What I would give to have a
voice like his. Would you....too? Or are you just jealous because you can't.
SP no more, AP is the future!Get a grip. Do you guys understand English?
Done! no more! Kaput! nada! left! dead! cutoff! maggets on the deadmeat!SP is selfish, there was a Journey before SP. He tried to control
Journey because he was selfish. SP was no doubt a good singer in his prime but
now he passed. AP did not ask the job. He's been approached to continue
the Journey tradition...so what's wrong with that?Those maggets are crying
out loud because AP is a better singer than SP, even when SP is younger. Go
listen to the archives.You maggets will cry so hard when you see AP &
Journey will perform half time in NFL superbowl.
Arnel's the best. Just shut up! Will you!
I was born and raised in the Bay Area, home of all this great Journey music.
Having listen to the band for many, many years back to the days of KFRC, KMEL,
etc. Journey sounds as good, if not better than ever! I saw the
show in Tahoe after a long day of rafting, I had to make it up to Tahoe in an
hour and find a ticket. I felt all the energy from each of the bands and the
crowd. Face it this is the real deal! See for yourself and ejoy it for now and
stop living in the past! Go with it and grow you'll be surprised! U just might
have a Revelation! Peace to all and God Bless!
Go Journey....We are waiting for journey to do asian tour....specially in phillipines
I Love them all, especially SP!
And I from Seattle, home of Heart. Now living in Iowa, I saw the show last
night.'Mistral Wind' from Heart blew me away. You could hear the
heavy Zep influences, no doubt the result of gowing up listening to the early
Zep albums during the dreary rainy Seattle winters. Anne's vocals throughout the
night were epic. Filling every nook and cranny of that hall.
cant wait for the concert this friday!the new cd is great.i have loved sp all my
life,but ap is pretty good.i think that the simple fact that journey is still
playing is awsome!good to you journey.
Any Elvis sightings lately? It would be a blast to see "The Pelvis" teach Perry
how to shake it so he can test if the surgery went well. That would be one
Just enjoy the music people rather than aguing who is better between SP and AP.
i love journey so much i can sing every one of there songs and i am only 12.
Steve perry gave my sing lessons.
To compare the two singers is ridulous, ENJOY!!! Journey as a band has always
been great, and with Steve Perry they made great music, and with Arnel they will
again make great music. Just enjoy, and not compare.
Arnel Pineda is an amazing talent! Go Journey!!!
If you are a true rock & roll fan, you have to understand that true rock & roll
is like GENUINE ART or TRUE LOVE, it is UNIVERSAL, it knows no boundaries, knows
no color nor culture nor language barriers. Obviously that's what Neal Schon and
the rest of the Journey Band feels like, so if you really are a GENUINE JOURNEY
FAN it shouldn't matter who the frontman is. You wouldn't ditch your favorite
football team if it's starting quarter back get's injured or retires would you?
Disliking this guy while comparing him with SP I think is ignorance and
prejudice, which is wrong,it's 2008 cavemen and cavewomen your should know
better, but you have the freedom to be that way if you want to , just don't deny
you're a racist, else you become ignorant and a hypocrite at the same time. The guy has been rocking for 25 years, and writes songs as well, he's
from the Philippines a country in South East Asia. For those of you who don't
know, U.S.A. does not mean the United States of Alabama.
When will Neal wake up?? Van Halen did.....will Journey's legacy be as the
Beatles is ?? WISH WE HAD, BUT DIDN'T.......NOW WE CAN'T!!!!!!!!
The show that these three bands puts on is incredible, particularly Journey's
part. While there will always be those who will be unhappy without Steve Perry
as the frontman, I must say that Arnel Pineda has won my wife and me over. His
vocals are incredible, and his onstage presence is spectacular. If you are still
doubtful, pick up the new three-disc album and check out the concert DVD in
come on you guys,.even arnel said that he can't be SP and i know he knows he
will never be,.SP is one of his favorite singer,he look up to the guy,. and
there's no point comparing this two singers,. let's just be thankful that the
band we all love to hear found a new singer to front them,. im a filipino and a
pro musician as well,. ive met lots of americans when i was abroad performing
and they were great people and i made friends with them,. let us not be fighting
or arguing over this,. we pinoys are thankful that our Arnel was given a chance
to front a major band there in your country,. this made us proud like our Manny
Pacquiao did,. so pls,. let us stop arguing and saying bad things
about SP or AP,.. there'll be no journey without Sp and Sp without Journey,. and
now they have Ap,. and realise that we still have Journey to give us new songs
and inspiration,. and we filipinos are thankful to the members of
journey for giving Ap this chance and to the Americans who appreciated Ap and
supporting the band as a whole..peaceto all
Well, Journey is winning over younger fans, 30 and below, most of whom have not
seen Steve Perry perform live as a Journey man. In the Virginia Beach concert I
went to at least half of the audience belonged to this age group. And guess
what, they loved Arnel and swayed and sang along. Comparisons between Steve
Perry and Arnel Pineda are therefore irrelevant to them. This is bad news for
Steve Perry fans who can't move on. To naysayers who predicted, wished,
actually, that the new Journey wouldn't amount to anything, tell that to the
mainly sell-out crowds. In Virginia Beach, they might lynch you for it. Just
joking. All the best for Journey and to Steve Perry too, whatever
he wishes to do.
THE MERE FACT THAT YOU GUYS GIVE COMMENTS ON AP MEANS HE IS A GREAT CATCH! LIKE
IT OR NOT, NOBODY CAN MATCH AP'S VOICE IN THIS GENERATION. THE YOUNG GENERATION
RULES SO OLDIES WHO CAN'T ACCEPT CHANGE JUST FADE AWAY. JOURNEY WAS JUST LUCKY
TO GET ARNEL EARLIER... IT COULD HAVE BEEN LED ZEP , VAN HALEN OR FOREIGNER ...
THIS GUY'S VOICE IS THE FUTURE !!HE'S GOT THE HEART AND DEDICATION! 'WHAT IT
TAKES TO WIN' AND 'WHERE DID I LOSE YOUR LOVE' ARE MY FAVES IN THE NEW TRACKS!!
STEVE PERRY WILL ALWAYS BE THE GREAT STEVE PERRY BUT AS FOR THE PRESENT, ARNEL
PINEDA' VOICE IN MY IPOD WILL HELP ME FINISH MY 10k RUN!
all the racist is so ignorant about how the music business is, who cares if his
not white, its who can bring money to the table, and that filipino man arnel
pineda did just that, hey atleast his not black, ahahhaha, steve perry era has
its moments and days already, and thats way over now, the new journey band is
doing good with the sold out concerts, and not to mention 3 generation fans, and
not to mention asian fans, they already have the white people but with there new
singer they also captured the asian people, music is just politics is who can
bring more money to the band, and right now the journey band is lauging there
way to the bank. smart man neil schon.
Arnel Pineda is a Filipino, but like you and me, he is also a citizen of our
global community. And he has a voice that silences critics! Kudos Arnel! Keep
up! We love the new Journey album
Journey is Journey... w/ or w/o Steve Perry... they've been Journey even before
SP. The new singer Arnel Pineda is no doubt "AMAZING"... he gave Journey a new
energy... and their fans... more years to look forward to. ROCK ON!!! JOURNEY
People...moved on. Got a new great singer for Journey, Arnel Pineda..he can
rock, just admit that Filipinos can do the job too.Don't be racist
to Asians...you'll be surprised wnat they are capable of.
whats important is the band as a whole on how they work with each other even if
there is an american,filipino crew or other nationalities,the legacy,the
teamwork,attitudes and the right talents is what most to be considered,steve and
arnel did great..
Congratulations journey for getting AP as your frontman. He is really GREAT!!!
Love the new Revelation album. After watching the Las Vegas concert video at a
party we bought our own album and has been watching almost everyday. Arnel
Pineda it truly a gifted singer and we love listening to his songs. We'll
definitely go to his concerts in 2009. Journey rock on!!!!!!
No matter who neil tries to get to replace steve:It will never ever change
how Steve Perry will be forever engraved in our hearts and minds when we hear
journey songs..Steve wrote and paved the way,let them have there new
singer,dosn't matter we know who will forever rock journey with heart and
soul..thats why they continue to play journey w/Steve on on the radio
everyday.havn't heard any other frontman but steve.
I LOVE STEVE PERRY, BUT HE NEVER DID COME BACK TO SING WITH JOURNEY, AND WHAT
THEY FOUND WITH AP IS GREAT, HE IS THE ENERGIZE BUNNY AND HE SINGS WONDERFUL,
LET;S GIVE THE BOY A HAND, HE IS SUPER, WHAT A VOICE, AND HE SINGS TO THE
AUDIENCE, CONGRATULATIONS GREAT PICK.... I WILL ALWAYS LOVE STEVE
Journey with Steve is just something you can never replace,cover maybe, but
its not the same,Steve gave us his heart and soul along with his beautiful
voice,He's the only one that has such a magical affect he is irreplacable .I
seen evolution in concert recently and they were just as good as the new
journey, so why waste the big bucks when the covers do the same.
GREAT!!!!!AWESOME!!!!!GO ARNEL!!!!!!JUST KEEP BELIEVING!!!!
I hate the new singer