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Journey

Journey played the Coastal Federal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh July 25, 2017 and came out strong with a song that has person meaning to me even today, Separate Ways (Worlds Apart).

Journey started in San Francisco in 1973 with lead guitar player, Neal Schon and Ross Valory (bass) being the only original members today. Arnel Pineda the current singer was great and has high energy. Jumping, dancing and running all over the stage.

Arnel Pineda (lead vocals (2007-present)

Neal Schon, lead guitar (1973-present)

It was one of those shows where, young and old, everyone knew every song the band played.

Journey did not release their first album titled Journey until 1775.  They did not really take off until they changed their music style in 1977 with the addition of Steven Perry (1978-1998) making it huge in 1981 the the LP Escape.

Steve Smith – drums (1979-1985, 1995-1998, 2015-present)

Ross Valoty – bass guitar (1973-1985, 1995-present)

Jonathan Cain – keyboards ans rhythm guitar (1980-present)

Setlist:

  1. Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
  2. Be Good to Yourself
  3. Ask the Lonely
  4. Neal Schon Guitar Solo #1
  5. Stone in Love
  6. Any Way You Want It
  7. Lights
  8. Jonathan Cain Piano Solo
  9. Open Arms
  10. Who’s Crying Now
  11. Rubicon
  12. La Do Da
  13. Steve Smith Drum Solo
  14. Neal Schon Guitar Solo #2
  15. Wheel in the Sky
  16. Faithfully
  17. Don’t Stop Believin’

More photos here