Journey Concert History

Journey is one of the most influential arena rock bands of the 1970s and '80s. However, the first few years were rough going. Between 1973 and 1976, Journey released three studio albums, all of which failed to meet the expectations of Columbia Records, which nearly dropped the band. In 1977, Steve Perry became the new lead singer, and things changed. The band's next few albums sold millions of copies worldwide with 1981's "Escape" reaching the top spot on the Billboard 200 Albums chart. After a decade of great success, Journey broke up in 1987, briefly reuniting in 1991 and then permanently in 1995. In 2017, Journey was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Date Concert Venue Location
Apr 23, 2023
Journey Save Mart Center Fresno, California, United States
Apr 22, 2023
Journey / Toto Mechanics Bank Arena Bakersfield, California, United States
Apr 19, 2023
Journey / Toto Stockton Arena Stockton, California, United States
Apr 17, 2023
Journey / Toto Matthew Knight Arena Eugene, Oregon, United States
Apr 14, 2023
Journey / Toto Spokane Arena Spokane, Washington, United States
Apr 13, 2023
Journey / Toto ExtraMile Arena Boise, Idaho, United States
Apr 11, 2023
Journey / Toto Ford Wyoming Center Casper, Wyoming, United States
Apr 08, 2023
Journey / Toto Intrust Bank Arena Wichita, Kansas, United States
Apr 07, 2023
Journey Great Southern Bank Arena Springfield, Missouri, United States
Apr 06, 2023
Journey / Toto Great Southern Bank Arena Springfield, Missouri, United States
Apr 04, 2023
Journey / Toto AT&T Center San Antonio, Texas, United States
Apr 01, 2023
Journey / Toto FedExForum Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Mar 31, 2023
Journey / Toto BOK Center Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Mar 28, 2023
Journey / Toto Wells Fargo Arena Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Mar 25, 2023
Journey / Toto Pinnacle Bank Arena Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Mar 24, 2023
Journey / Toto Denny Sanford Premier Center Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
Mar 21, 2023
Journey / Toto Vibrant Arena at The Mark Moline, Illinois, United States
Mar 20, 2023
Journey / Toto State Farm Center Champaign, Illinois, United States
Mar 17, 2023
Freedom Tour 2023
Journey / Toto
Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Mar 16, 2023
Journey / Toto KeyBank Center Buffalo, New York, United States
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2023 39 concerts
2022 68 concerts
2021 17 concerts
2020 6 concerts
2019 28 concerts
2018 65 concerts
2017 76 concerts
2016 63 concerts
2015 43 concerts
2014 60 concerts
2013 62 concerts
2012 69 concerts
2011 96 concerts
2010 2 concerts
2009 79 concerts
2008 97 concerts
2007 20 concerts
2006 62 concerts
2005 85 concerts
2004 25 concerts
2003 54 concerts
2002 22 concerts
2001 59 concerts
2000 3 concerts
1999 22 concerts
1998 11 concerts
1996 1 concert
1995 14 concerts
1994 28 concerts
1993 2 concerts
1992 34 concerts
1991 1 concert
1990 5 concerts
1989 6 concerts
1987 3 concerts
1986 39 concerts
1985 1 concert
1983 116 concerts
1982 28 concerts
1981 91 concerts
1980 92 concerts
1979 92 concerts
1978 113 concerts
1977 44 concerts
1976 26 concerts
1975 26 concerts
1974 12 concerts
1973 1 concert
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Dayne Poling Nov 17, 2021

You all are missing a Journey, Pat Benatar, Loverboy concert in your archives that took place on 8-8-12 that was then the Banker's Life Fieldhouse. I went to the concert and was trying to look up the date to let my little girls know when their mom and I went and did not see it. Just thought you may want to add it to the list of concert dates for those artists.

Frequenty Asked Questions (FAQ)

How Did Journey Start?

Journey started as the Golden Gate Rhythm Section in 1973 with the intent to act as a backup band for artists performing in the California Bay Area. After a concert in Hawaii, they ditched the idea of being a backup band and renamed themselves “Journey.”

The founding members were all in earlier acts like Santana, Frumious Bandersnatch, and The Tubes and included:

Steve Perry, the most famous vocalist of Journey, did not join the band until 1977.

Who Is the Lead Singer of Journey?

Between 1973 and the present day, Journey has hosted a large number of lead singers. The first lead singer of Journey was Greg Rolie, initially of Santana. Steve Perry, the most famous lead singer, joined in 1977 and continued with the band until 1987. He’s returned as the lead singer several times since.

Other lead singers for Journey include Arnel Pineda, Robert Fleischman, Steve Augeri, and Jeff Scott Soto.

Why Did Steve Perry Leave Journey?

Steve Perry first left Journey in the late 1980s to pursue a solo career. However, he never reached commercial success as a solo artist and reunited with his band mates in 1996 to record the "Trial by Fire" album.

Soon after rejoining Journey, Perry discovered that he had a hip condition that needed surgery, but he wanted to pursue alternative treatments. This would have meant that Journey would have been unable to tour, so his band mates gave him an ultimatum: unless he sought surgery, he would have to leave so that another singer could step in and prevent any more tour delays. In 1998, Perry announced that he was permanently leaving Journey, but in 2020 it was revealed that he’s been paid as a member of the band for years even though he hasn’t performed with them in nearly 20 years.

What Does the Name Journey Mean?

"Journey" is a name coined by the band's roadie John Villanueva. Originally called the Golden Gate Rhythm Section, the band members decided to run a radio contest for their new name. Not loving any of the entries, Johnny suggested “Journey” as their name, and everyone loved it. The name otherwise has no real symbolic or metaphoric meaning or significance.

What Genre of Music Does Journey Create?

Journey is one of the greatest classic rock bands in history. Originally, Journey was known to be a progressive rock band but has since expanded into other sub-genres of rock such as:

  1. Hard rock
  2. Pop-rock
  3. Soft rock
  4. Heavy metal
  5. Jazz fusion
  6. Classic Rock
  7. Progressive Rock (Prog-rock)

What Should You Wear to a Journey Concert?

You have all the freedom to creatively dress up for a Journey concert. If you have any Journey t-shirts or other merch, you should definitely wear them to the show. Journey concerts can be hours long, so it's best if you wear comfortable shoes and avoid hoodies, jackets, or other items unless you know it’s going to be a cold or rainy outdoor show.

How Long Is a Journey Concert?

A Journey concert’s length depends on how many opening acts there are before Journey plays. However, the main act usually lasts between an hour and an hour and a half. Other factors like the venue and tour lineup may also affect the concert's length as well.

Has Journey Ever Won a Grammy?

Although Journey is one of the most crtically acclaimed rock and roll bands of the last half century, selling millions of albums worldwide and earning dozens of accolades, the band has only been nominated for a Grammy once. In 1997, Journey's hit single "When You Love a Woman" was nominated for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, but it lost to "Free as a Bird" by The Beatles.

Nonetheless, Journey has received many other accolades including an induction into the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005 and the prestigious "Legend of Live Award" at the Billboard Touring Awards in 2010.

Is Journey in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?

Even though Journey first became eligible for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, the band was not inducted until 16 years later. Pat Monahan inducted Journey into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2017 saying in part that "[Journey] didn't even need lyrics. That's how badass this band is."

Other Class of 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees included Joan Baez, Electric light Orchestra, Pearl Jam, Nile Rodgers, Tupac Shakur, and Yes.

How many concerts has Journey had?

Journey has had 2,008 concerts.

What genre is Journey?

Journey is most often considered to be Rock, Hard Rock, Progressive Rock, Classic Rock, Soft Rock, 80s, Album Rock, Mellow Gold, Aor, and Arena Rock.

When is the next Journey concert?

The next Journey concert is on January 27, 2023 at Choctaw Grand Theater in Durant, Oklahoma, United States.

When was the last Journey concert?

The last Journey concert was on October 06, 2022 at Neal S. Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States.

What songs does Journey play live?

The songs that Journey performs live vary, but here's the latest setlist that we have from the October 06, 2022 concert at Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States:

  1. Only the Young
  2. Neal Schon Guitar Solo #1
  3. Stone in Love
  4. Don't Stop Believin'
  5. Lights
  6. Send Her My Love
  7. Escape
  8. Dead or Alive
  9. Who's Crying Now
  10. Mother, Father
  11. Let It Rain
  12. Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'
  13. Jonathan Cain Piano Solo
  14. Open Arms
  15. Faithfully
  16. Girl Can't Help It
  17. Neal Schon Guitar Solo #2
  18. Wheel in the Sky
  19. Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
  20. Be Good to Yourself
  21. Any Way You Want It