By: Shianna Pennington
Tuesday June 27, the band Journey with special guest Asia, will be performing at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington.
The group formed in 1973 with original members including Gregg Rolie on the keyboard, George Tickner on rhythm guitar, Aynsley Dunbar and Mike Baird on drums, Robert Fleischman and Steve Perry as lead vocals, and Randy Jackson on bass guitar. They released their first album in April of 1975, titled ‘Journey’.
Some of Journey’s most popular songs include “Don’t Stop Believin’”, “Separate Ways”, and “Open Arms”. Throughout their career, the band has earned 19 Top 40 Singles and 25 gold and platinum Albums. Journey has released a total of 14 albums since they got together in 1973. They continue to tour, but no longer have all the original members. While touring in 2017, their members will include Steve Smith on drums, Jonathan Cain on keyboard, Ross Valory on bass, Arnel Pineda as lead vocals, and Neal Schon as the lead guitar.
The group Asia, who will be performing after Journey, debuted their first album in March 1982 and it was titled ‘Asia’. Their first album consisted of nine songs, some of which are “Heat of the Moment”, “Only TIme Will Tell” and “Sole Survivor”. All of the members had come from different bands that fell apart, but they all wanted to make music, and play together, which gave this band the chance to succeed.
The ticket prices range from $39.90 to $350 for the VIP Party Package. This package includes one premium reserved tickets in rows 2 through 10, pre-show reception with drinks and appetizers (beer, wine and soft drinks), Journey tote bag containing exclusive VIP merchandise- Commemorative VIP laminate, and pre-show merchandise shopping opportunity.
This will definitely be a show for the books and not one I would want to miss!