Journey Into Gossip Land

Backstage security at Journey’s concerts has reportedly tightened up since guitarist Neal Schon and former reality TV star Michaele Salahi have gone public with their affair.

TMZ posted a photo of a sign with a photo of Michaele’s soon-to-be-ex husband, Tareq Salahi, with the warning, “Do not grant this man access!!! He has a tour laminate!!! Hold him and contact your supervisor immediately!!!”

Tareq Salahi filed for divorce Sept. 16 claiming Michaele, a cast member of “Real Housewives of D.C.,” abandoned the eight-year marriage when she left their home three days earlier to be with Schon in Tennessee.

Tareq had reported to police his wife was missing and the F.B.I. investigated. She soon contacted authorities to let them know she was just fine. It was soon confirmed that she was with Schon at Memphis’ FedEx Forum for that evening’s Journey show.

Tareq openly expressed his anger to TMZ and other media outlets.

“Over the objections of me, she continually exposes our friends and acquaintances to her adulterous relationship and has flaunted the same throughout the community, the nation and indeed the world, and thus caused … me to suffer great harm, humiliation and embarrassment,” Tareq said in the filing.

The situation has certainly helped publicity for Journey’s tour but not just at the expense of Tareq Salahi. In July, Schon reportedly married former Playboy pinup Ava Fabian who has not been particularly happy with the start of their lives together. It also has apparently bested the will of the Salahis’ dachshund that died, according to Tareq, after a week of not moving from the bed, waiting for Michaele to return.

The Salahis, notorious for crashing a White House state dinner in 2009, were given all-access backstage laminates when they attended previous Journey concerts at the couple’s Virginia winery and other venues.