Journey Plots 2022 Arena Tour Supported By Billy Idol, Toto

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– Upcoming Journey
Journey performs at its Rock Hall induction in April 2017.

Journey announced a 2022 arena tour on Monday that will take the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band to 40 cities across the U.S. and Canada from February to May.

“Freedom Tour 2022” begins at Pittsburgh’s PPG Paints Arena on February 22 and concludes at XL Center in Hartford, Conn., on May 11.

While the run starts and ends in the northeast, its routing traverses the continent, with stops including Milwaukee’s Fiserv Forum (March 12), Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena (March 28), Los Angeles’ STAPLES Center (April 5), Denver’s Ball Arena (April 11) and Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena (April 27).

Billy Idol will support the first portion of the tour, performing at dates through the April 5 L.A. gig, and Toto will assume opening duties for the second chunk of dates, beginning at San Diego’s Pechanga Arena on April 7.

AEG Presents will promote the tour, which goes onsale to the general public on Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. local time, except the Pittsburgh date, which becomes available that same day at 9 a.m. ET.

Courtesy AEG Presents
– Freedom Tour 2022
Billy Idol and Toto will support Journey’s upcoming tour.

“It’s that time – time to get back to where we are used to being – on stage!” said Journey’s Neal Schon in a statement. “We are looking forward to shifting into high gear and bringing you the best show possible. The band is running on all 12 cylinders and very excited!  Please come and join us once again for an evening full of rocking stage connection fun. See you soon friends.”

Journey, which was inducted into the Rock Hall in 2017, remains a strong live draw. Earlier this year, the band headlined Chicago’s Lollapalooza and performed at “We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert” in New York’s Central Park. The band’s nine-show October 2019 residency at Las Vegas’ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace grossed $5.7 million, while a four-show New Years run at the same venue in late December grossed $2.5 million.

In 2018, the group ranked No. 12 on Pollstar‘s year-end worldwide touring chart, by way of its co-headlining trek with Def Leppard, which grossed $97.8 million. 

The placement capped a robust touring decade for Journey, which appeared on Pollstar‘s year-end worldwide chart seven times during the period, with three co-headlining showings (on top of Def Leppard, outings with Steve Miller Band and Doobie Brothers in 2014 and 2016, respectively) and four solo ones (2011, 2012, 2013, 2017).

The band also played at 2017’s Classic West and Classic East stadium events, which grossed a combined $33.1 million with a lineup that also featured Fleetwood Mac, Eagles, Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers and Earth, Wind & Fire.

Find Journey’s 2022 routing below.

With special guest Billy Idol

February 22 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
February 23 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
February 25 – Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena
February 27 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
February 28 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
March 2 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
March 5 – Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre
March 7 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
March 8 – Albany, NY – Times Union Center
March 12 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum
March 14 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
March 16 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
March 17 – Oklahoma City, OK – Paycom Center
March 19 – N. Little Rock, AR – Simmons Bank Arena
March 21 – St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
March 24 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Arena
March 27 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
March 28 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
March 31 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
April 1 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
April 4 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
April 5 – Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center
With special guest Toto
April 7 – San Diego, CA –  Pechanga Arena San Diego
April 9 – Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
April 11 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
April 13 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
April 15 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
April 20 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
April 21 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
April 24 – Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center
April 25 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
April 27 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
April 28 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
April 30 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
May 2 – Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena
May 4 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
May 5 – Indianapolis, IN – Gainbridge Fieldhouse
May 7 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
May 9 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
May 11 – Hartford, CT – XL Center