By Jay Fermin PinoyWired
May 28, 2008: JOURNEY--Neal Schon (guitar), Jonathan Cain (keyboards), Ross Valory (bass), Deen Castronovo (drums) and new lead singer Arnel Pineda—is hitting the road to promote REVELATION, the highly anticipated three-disc CD/DVD package set for release June 3 exclusively at Wal-Mart stores in North America.
They guested at the Ellen DeGeneres Show which aired May 28, 2008. If you missed the it, here is the video clip:
Journey performed two of their four hit singles, the first one they played is "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)" with Arnel on lead vocals. This song was the first single that the band did a music video at a wharf in New Orleans during Steve Perry's time with the song hitting #8 on the charts. Arnel Pineda gave the song a new heart, depth & a lot of stage moves. Ellen exclaimed "unbelievable, unbelievable"...
The second cut they did at Ellen's show is the truly amazing ballad "Faithfully" which I grew up on(high school days!). During its original release, this song reached #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 list. This is the power ballad of Journey, and the second single from their album Frontiers. Although this is not the band's most successful song, it became the trademark and most recognizable song ever and has enjoyed continuous popularity.
It describes the relationship of a "music man" who is always on the road touring and having difficulty with raising a wife and family. It reveals the deeper feeling of 'rediscovering her again' and promises "I'm forever yours, faithfully." The lyrics were written by Journey Keyboard man Jonathan Cain himself. Arnel Pineda squeezed out some more of this love-lost-rebirth song and threw Ellen's studio audience in a standing ovation. Neal Schon's ecstatic lead guitar gave the anthem song a familiar but new and slightly different feel all the way to the extended reverb.
Journey closed Ellen's show with their new song "After All These Years" which fans are anticipating will be a huge hit!
Journey REVELATION CD/DVD is coming out at WalMart stores on June 3rd, 2008 with two CDs and one DVD of the Planet Hollywood Vegas concert last March 08.
European tour starts in June and the U.S. tour will be in July. For concert schedule, got to www.JourneyMusic.com