Journey Set To Release First Studio Album Of All New Songs In Over A Decade

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As one of the world’s most beloved rock bands, Journey continues to create new music and thrill audiences night after night in sold-out arenas around the world in conjunction with AEG as promoter .

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018, Journey has 25 gold and platinum albums, including the Greatest Hits collection of fifteen million sales, with total sales reaching 80 million records worldwide.

Coming out of the pandemic with a supercharged new studio line-up, the members of Journey today drop the lead single “You Got The Best Of Me” from their upcoming studio album, Freedom – which will be released July 8 via BMG – available in pre-order here.

“You Got The Best Of Me” will be followed this summer by an epic fifteen-track set of new original songs that bring back the band’s greatest moments on a grand scale, along with bold new directions and updated sounds.

“I wanted a kind of punky take on ‘Any Way You Want It,'” founding band member, guitarist, songwriter and producer Neal Schon says of the single. “I don’t usually say I’m going to look for something like this, but then it just popped into my head, like ‘Wheel in the Sky’ did years ago. came out of the mouth.”

While the next album was made with visions of arenas and stadiums, it started with humble beginnings. In 2020, as COVID swept the world, Schon was stuck at home like the rest of us. “During the pandemic, there wasn’t much to do,” he says. “I spent a lot of time in my little studio at home, learning to play the keyboard and doing loops. Some of those ideas ended up becoming songs. So it just came out of nowhere.”

As the band’s legend continues to grow and their tour expands, Freedom will be the first album of new material to be released in eleven years since 2011’s Eclipse, and in addition to longtime keyboardist and lead lyricist Jonathan Cain and vocalist Arnel Pineda, another member was recruited for the next album – bassist extraordinaire Randy Jackson, who had played on Journey’s 1986 album Raised on Radio.

Listen to the new single here:

NORTH AMERICA TOUR DATES

4.27 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, Tennessee
4.28 – Spectrum Center – Charlotte, NC
4:30 p.m. – Schottenstein Center – Columbus, Ohio
5.02 – Allstate Arena – Rosemont, IL
5.04 – Van Andel Arena – Grand Rapids, MI
5.05 – Gainbridge Fieldhouse – Indianapolis, IN
5.07 – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse – Cleveland, OH
5.09 – Capital One Arena – Washington, D.C.
5.11 – Center XL – Hartford, CT
5.13 – Scotiabank Arena – Toronto, ON
5.16 – Videotron Center – Quebec, QC
7:15 a.m. – Resorts World Theater – Las Vegas, Nevada*
7.16 – Resorts World Theater – Las Vegas, Nevada*
7.22 – Resorts World Theater – Las Vegas, Nevada*
7.23 – Resorts World Theater – Las Vegas, Nevada*
*with symphony orchestra

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