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Concert Gallery: Journey at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, NH

November 7, 2012 by  
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November 3, 2012
Verizon Wireless Arena – Manchester, N.H.
Photos by: Mary Ouellette

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Journey, Foreigner and Night Ranger Team Up For Summer “Eclipse Tour”

March 8, 2011 by  
Filed under Daily Music News, Tour Dates & News

With their new album Eclipse due out on May 24th  Journey has announced summer tour plans along with Foreigner and Night Ranger kicking off in June.  Check out the tour dates and locations below.

Tickets for “The Eclipse Tour” go on sale beginning  Friday March 11.  For more ticketing info including VIP packages go to

“Eclipse Tour” Dates:

Thursday, July 21, 2011 – Salt Lake City, UT Rio Tinto Stadium
Saturday, July 23, 2011 – Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Sunday, July 24, 2011 – Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 – Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Saturday, July 30, 2011 – Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sunday, July 31, 2011 – Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 – Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Friday, August 05, 2011 – Columbus, OH Crew Stadium, Ohio State Fair
Saturday, August 06, 2011 – Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 – Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Saturday, August 13, 2011 – Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 – Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 – Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Friday, August 19, 2011 – Virginia Beach, VA Virginia Beach Amphitheater
Saturday, August 20, 2011 – Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
Sunday, August 21, 2011 – Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 – Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Saturday, August 27, 2011 – Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 – Syracuse, NY New York State Fair
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 – Allentown, PA The Great Allentown Fair
Friday, September 02, 2011 – Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Saturday, September 10, 2011 – New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
Friday, September 16, 2011 – Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Saturday, September 17, 2011 – Tampa, FL 1-800 Ask-Gary Amphitheatre
Sunday, September 18, 2011 – West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
Saturday, September 24, 2011 – Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sunday, September 25, 2011 – The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 – Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
Saturday, October 01, 2011 – Englewood, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
Friday, October 07, 2011 – Chula Vista, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Friday, October 14, 2011 – Wheatland, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Saturday, October 15, 2011 – Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 – Portland, OR Rose Garden Arena
Friday, October 21, 2011 – Seattle, WA KeyArena

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Jeff Scott Soto

Jeff Scott SotoFor those of us entrenched in the melodic rock world it’s easy to recognize Jeff Scott Soto as one of the best vocalists of the era and one of the hardest working men in the biz.  Currently rocking the world with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and two recent releases under his belt Jeff Scott Soto – One Night In Madrid (a two disc cd/dvd live set ) and Jeff Scott Soto – Live At Firefest 2008 we don’t quite know how he does it!

Following his career starting in the 80s up to the present  – his work with Yngwie Malmsteen, Talisman, Eyes, Journey, a myriad of solo albums, Rockstar, W.E.T.  and of course most recently Trans-Siberian Orchestra – we were excited to get a chance to talk to him about everything he’s up to now and the path that lead him there.

Oh we also managed to chat a bit about hoops and find out that JSS’s first concert was The Bee Gees – what a lucky son of a gun!

Interviewed by:  Roger Scales
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Journey – Mansfield, MA

August 31, 2008 by  
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August  2008
Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
Photos by:  Mary Ouellette

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Journey/Heart/Cheap Trick

August 21, 2008 by  
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Journey/Heart/Cheap Trick
August 21, 2008
Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Reviewed by:  Mary Ouellette

Some say that music is the real fountain of youth. The packed crowd that made the trek to catch Journey, Heart and Cheap Trick at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA must be true believers. To find out that three of the most influential rock bands from our generation would be touring together on one bill was like opening up a candy bar and finding Willy Wonka’s golden ticket, A true world of pure imagination where everyone was a winner.

Opening the show but far from an opening act was Cheap Trick. Cheap Trick has been together since the first year of my existence, for those of you keeping track, that’s over 30 years. For a band to sustain that long is impressive, for a band to be around that long and to still rock the house, is just plain amazing, but that’s exactly what Cheap Trick did. Playing their hits from the past four generations their set was outstanding from start to finish. Guitarist Rick Nielson made the most of their short set and played as many guitars as one man possibly could while Robin Zander took off his cowboy hat only long enough to blow out the finishing notes of their hugely successful ballad “The Flame”. All four band members seemed to be enjoying themselves onstage and at this point they pretty much own it so why shouldn’t they be having a blast. The only disappointing factor was that they didn’t get to play long enough.

Next on the agenda was Heart. The sisters Wilson never disappoint and tonight was no different. Ann Wilson still has one of the most amazing voices in rock and roll, it’s timeless. The band worked their way through a star-studded set list from Barracuda to Crazy on You to Magic Man and threw in a cover of Led Zeppelin’s Going to California. Ann and Nancy Wilson will forever be praised for paving the way for women in rock and roll and after all these years they could still battle with the best of them, true legends.

For most of the crowd, the night belonged to Journey. Journey has become one of those bands whose songs have become part of our livelihood, living on in pop culture all around us, and constantly taking us back to those places in our past with the sound of one note. For a band that boasts such prolific vocals, one would think that a constant rotation of lead singers would hurt their fanbase, but such is not the case. Journey has the innate ability of finding amazing frontmen in the most unique ways, the latest being no exception to the rule. Arnel Pineda was found on YouTube of all places, bellowing his favorite Journey songs for all the world to see as part of a Journey tribute band, and see they did. When the members of Journey found themselves looking for a worthy spokesperson yet again, Pineda seemed to be the perfect fit. The fans agree. Screaming fans were knocking each other down for a chance to high five the Filipino ball of fire when he made his introduction to the stage. He engaged the crowd like a pro making eye contact, slapping hands and even serenading a lady or two, all that practicing in the mirror sure paid off tenfold.

Pineda has definitely done his share of studying the moves, mannerisms, and sound of former front man Steve Perry. He hit all the notes with ease which is no easy feat, especially when you’re jumping off of drum risers. The only thing bigger than his voice was his level of energy, racing from one side of the stage to the other and spinning and jumping all the way.  The fans were loving it and had definitely not stopped believin’. For someone who had to fill such large shoes, Pineda performed seamlessly and seemed to be enjoying himself almost as much as those in the audience.

Backing up Pineda and the foundation of the band were founding guitarist Neal Schon, Ross Valory on bass, Jonathan Cain on keys and Deen Castronovo bashing the skins. Neal Schon and his patented guitar solo grimace were tack sharp and Jonathan Cain looked ageless at the piano. Valory and Castonovo were nothing but smiles proving that this band is still having fun after all these years.

The band played a healthy mix of old hits (Separate Ways, Open Arms, Send Her My Love, Don’t Stop Believin) mixed with a few new songs (Never Walk Away, After All These Years) from their latest studio album Revelation, their first with Pineda at the helm, released in June of this year. Often times at concerts for bands who have been rocking the house for years and years the fans seem to wane during newer material, such was not the case. The crowd loved the new songs as much as the old, which had to be rewarding for Pineda.

There are few guarantees in life but I think one thing we can all agree on is that Journey is one of those bands that has a song for each and every one of us, so roll down your windows, turn it up, and sing as loud as you can – you never know who may be listening.


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