Next year will be a big one for Journey, who look forward to celebrating their 50th anniversary as a band with a massive stadium tour. That much isn’t nearly as surprising, however, as the fact that guitarist Neal Schon just let it slip that the tour may include the return of two classic members!
A recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, which also focused on Journey’s new album Freedom and their Las Vegas residency, turned to their celebration of 50 years as a band, with Schon saying “We’re going back into stadiums with someone I can’t really talk about right now.”
Obviously, this led to speculation of that “someone” being former lead singer Steve Perry and/or keyboardist Gregg Rolie. Schon replied, “You know, I think that those two guys were a big part of the band and I think if [it] permits – the city permits – the fans would overall love it.”
It’s interesting to note that neither former member was ruled out, and this is coming on the heels of Schon’s recent remarks where the guitarist mentioned he and Perry are “talking and getting to know each other again,” yet still pointed out that they “are not trying to get together musically again.”
Time (and of course money) will tell what the future holds for the band’s big 50th anniversary, but in terms of former members reuniting for it, don’t stop believing!