The famous rock band JOURNEY has some exciting plans for 2024. After their super successful “Freedom” tour in 2023, they’re ready to hit the road again! And guess what? They’re bringing another awesome band, TOTO, with them for their 50th-anniversary tour!
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JOURNEY and TOTO
JOURNEY is a legendary rock band known for their catchy tunes like “Don’t Stop Believin'”, “Any Way You Want It”, and “Faithfully”. TOTO, another amazing band, has rocked the world with hits like “Rosanna”, “Africa”, and “Hold The Line”.
It’s “Freedom” tour in 2024 will start on February 9 in Biloxi, Mississippi. They will be performing in 30 cities all over North America, including Raleigh, Louisville, Omaha, Las Vegas, and more. The tour will end on April 29 in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Special Offers and Tickets
If you have a Citi card, you’re in luck! Cardmembers can buy presale tickets for the U.S. dates starting Tuesday, September 26, at 10 a.m. local time until Thursday, September 28, at 10 p.m. There are also VIP Packages available with some cool extras like reserved seats and custom merchandise. Tickets will be available to everyone starting Friday, September 29, at 10 a.m. local time.
What the Bands are Saying
Neal Schon, the founding guitarist of JOURNEY, is super excited about touring with their good friends TOTO again! He invites everyone to join them for an evening filled with fun and lots of great music. Jonathan Cain, the keyboardist of this band, feels honored to share their timeless songs with another band whose songs are also timeless, TOTO.
Steve Lukather from TOTO shares the excitement, saying how thrilled they are to join JOURNEY once again. He mentions that they’ve had great fun and success in their past tours together and he can’t wait to see everyone out there in 2024!
JOURNEY 50th-anniversary “Freedom” 2024 tour dates
February. 09 – Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
February. 12 – Sunrise, FL – Amerant Bank Arena
February. 14 – Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena
February. 15 – Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at the BJCC
February. 17 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
February. 18 – Baltimore, MD – CFG Bank Arena
February. 21 – Providence, RI – Amica Mutual Pavilion
February. 22 – Rochester, NY – Blue Cross Arena
February. 24 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
February. 26 – Madison, WI – Kohl Center
February. 28 – Sioux City, IA – Tyson Events Center
February. 29 – Rapid City, SD – The Monument
March. 02 – Grand Forks, ND – Alerus Center
March. 04 – Winnipeg, MB – Canada Life Centre
March. 07 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
March. 09 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
March. 10 – Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Centre
March. 13 – Billings, MT – First Interstate Arena at MetraPark
March. 15 – West Valley City, UT – Maverik Center
March. 16 – Las Vegas, NV – Michelob ULTRA Arena
March. 21 – Las Cruces, NM – Pan American Center
March. 22 – Lubbock, TX – United Supermarkets Arena
April. 15 – Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center
April. 16 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center Arena
April. 19 – Fort Wayne, IN – Memorial Coliseum
April. 20 – Charleston, WV – Charleston Coliseum
April. 23 – North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Coliseum
April. 26 – Norfolk, VA – Scope Arena
April. 27 – Wilkes Barre, PA – Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
April. 29 – Bridgeport, CT – Total Mortgage Arena
Neal Schon, a musical prodigy who had previously played with Santana, joined forces with bassist Ross Valory, drummer Prairie Prince (who was later replaced by Aynsley Dunbar), and guitarist George Tickner (who quit after the band’s debut album) to establish Journey. Gregg Rolie, a keyboardist and singer who had previously been a part of Santana, joined soon after.
This line-up recorded Journey (1975), the first of three jazz-rock albums with a mediocre sales record (Journey, Look Into the Future, and Next) that are primarily instrumental. The band aimed to imitate the success of contemporaries like Foreigner and Boston at rock radio by 1977. They enlisted the help of Bay Area vocalist Steve Perry, whose soulful, Sam Cooke-inspired voice would become the key to breaking through to the public.
The impact was noticed right away with the publication of Infinity in 1978, which featured the songs “Wheel in the Sky” and “Lights” and sold a million copies within a year. By this point, Dunbar had been replaced by Steve Smith.
With “Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’,” the band’s first Top 40 hit, Evolution (1979) and Departure (1980), one of the group’s highest-charting works, were both equally successful. Rolie would make his final studio appearance on the album, and helped Jonathan Cain, a former Babys pianist and rhythm guitarist, replace him.
So, are you ready to rock? JOURNEY and TOTO are teaming up for a spectacular 50th-anniversary tour in 2024, traveling to 30 cities across North America. With their iconic hits, this tour promises to be a musical evening to remember! Keep an eye out for the tickets and don’t miss the chance to see these legendary bands live!