Neal Schon Is Not Ruling Out A Steve Perry Return
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 07: Inductees Steve Perry and Neal Schon of Journey speak onstage during the 32nd Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center on April 7, 2017 in New York City. The broadcast will air on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on HBO. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)
Nel Schon mentions Journey will play in stadiums for the band’s 50th anniversary next year. The legendary group will be celebrating their golden anniversary next year and for them, 2023 will be a big year.
As early as this month, Journey is eyeing its plans for the incoming year. One of that includes performing in stadiums. Another revelation was made in one of their interviews, Schon said:
“We’re going back into stadiums with someone I can’t really talk about right now.”
This gave their fans a hint on the possible comeback of two of its original classic members. Although, Schon did not rule out the return of either its classic members, singer Steve Perry and keyboardist Gregg Rolie, who split with the group in 1998 and 1980, respectively. The singer stated:
“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,”
But cautioned that they are not trying to get together musically again. It’s Schon’s 50th year with Journey and he’s the only original member left. He will be celebrating it with the other members of the band now, such as Jonathan Cain, Deen Castronovo, and Arnel Pineda.