Drummer Deen Castronovo Is Back In Journey Confirms Neal Schon
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Can’t Wait For Their Concerts
Journey guitarist Neal Schon has confirmed the addition of drummer Deen Castronovo to the band. Schon made the confirmation via comments on Facebook after he posted a San Francisco Chronicle article on his page.
Someone asked, “So is Deen Castronovo back in the band full time now?” To which, Schon replied with a “Yes.”
He wrote in another comment, “Deen is back. We are double (2) drummers now with Narada.”
Ok… Double trouble Chicago @NaradaMWalden @DeenTheDrummer Narada Michael Walden and the return of Deen Castronovo on Drums @AragonBallroom @lollapalooza pic.twitter.com/RRHYNi6CuQ
— NEAL SCHON MUSIC (@NealSchonMusic) July 27, 2021
On Tuesday, Schon teased Castronovo’s comeback with a photo taken at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago. He captioned it with, “Ok … Double trouble Chicago @NaradaMWalden @DeenTheDrummer Narada Michael Walden and the return of Deen Castronovo on Drums @AragonBallroom @lollapalooza”
He later tweeted another photo from their rehearsal with both Walden and Castronovo sitting behind the kits. Schon wrote, “The power behind us.”
The Power behind Us ????@JourneyOfficial @DeenTheDrummer @NaradaMWalden pic.twitter.com/W5P5EWAA42
— NEAL SCHON MUSIC (@NealSchonMusic) July 29, 2021
Meanwhile, Journey’s seventh studio album, “Escape” was just awarded with a diamond certification by the RIAA after the LP sold more than ten million copies. It was released in 1981 and they celebrated its 40th anniversary on July 17.
“This is such a truly gratifying achievement for all the work we did together,” Schon said. “Congratulations to all.”
“On behalf of all that helped to make our album ‘Escape’ a diamond award achievement, we say thank you,” keyboardist Jonathan Cain added. “To our fans, to our bandmates who took part in recording this album, to our label, to all in radio and finally to the distributors who believed in this music, we are deeply humbled and honored to accept this prestigious award.”