Journey Brings 50th Anniversary Tour To UK & Ireland

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Journey are on an extensive farewell tour to say goodbye to their fans.

Legendary American rock band Journey will bring their “50th Anniversary Freedom Tour” to the UK and Ireland later this year, playing 11 arena shows in October and November, culminating in a performance at London’s O2 Arena.

Currently on a headline arena tour of the U.S., Journey will be spending the summer on a co-headline stadium tour of America with Def Leppard, before bringing their “50th Anniversary Freedom Tour” to the UK and Ireland in autumn. Main support on all dates comes from acclaimed Illinois power-pop quartet Cheap Trick, who are also celebrating their 50th anniversary this year.

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A comment from Journey’s Neal Schon reads, “It’s been too long since we’ve seen you all! We are all very excited to be coming back to the UK and playing with our good friends Cheap Trick, who I’ve known and played with since the 70s. It’s going to be a great party for all”

Journey’s current touring members aside from Schon (lead guitarist) include Jonathan Cain (keyboards, backing vocals), Arnel Pineda (lead vocals), Jason Derlatka (keyboards, vocals), Deen Castronovo (drums and vocals), and Todd Jensen (bass).

Journey released their sixteenth studio album, Freedom, in 2022, and embarked on their “50th Anniversary” tour in 2023. Some highlights from the Pollstar Boxoffice, include 10,804 tickets sold, and $1,237,843 grossed at Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA, April 23, 2023; 13,352 tickets for a $1,190,844 gross at AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX, April 4; 11,791 tickets for a $1,083,389 gross at Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ.

The “50th Anniversary Freedom Tour” is promoted by AEG Presents and Irish promoting powerhouse Aiken Promotions. Journey are repped by Mike Kobayashi at CSM Management, and booked worldwide by CAA.

Journey “50th Anniversary Freedom Tour” UK & Ireland:

Oct. 30 – Utilita Arena – Cardiff, Wales
Oct. 31 – Motorpoint Arena – Nottingham, England

Nov. 2 – OVO Hydro – Glasgow, Scotland
Nov. 4 – SSE Arena – Belfast, Northern Ireland
Nov. 5 – 3Arena – Dublin, Ireland
Nov. 8 – AO Arena – Manchester, England
Nov. 9 – First Direct Arena – Leeds, England
Nov. 11 – M&S Bank Arena – Liverpool, England
Nov. 13 – Utilita Arena – Birmingham, England
Nov. 16 – Utilita Arena – Newcastle, England
Nov. 17 – The O2 – London, England

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