Journey extends 2017 U.S. tour with Asia

Journey continues to flesh out their upcoming U.S. tour schedule. Following their highly anticipated spring residency in Las Vegas at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, which takes place between May 3 - May 20, the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees will once again pair up with Asia for an extensive U.S. summer tour.

Ultimate Classic Rock reports on Jan. 24 that the pair of pioneering prog-rockers have confirmed over two dozen new dates that will keep the two bands on the road  from early June to mid-July. The powerful summer double bill will follow a previously announced spring team up in March and April, which was initially revealed back in early December.

The U.S. summer leg begins June 5 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at BOK Center. The “Don't Stop Believin'” hitmakers and the “Heat of the Moment” hitmakers  will primarily rock arenas and amphitheatres in the south and mid-west U.S. with multiple major city stops, including visits to New Orleans, Baltimore and Atlantic City before wrapping up July 15 in El Paso, Texas, at UTEP Don Haskins Center.

Select presales begin on Tues., June 24 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Tickets go on sale to the public for most shows starting Fri., June 26 at 10:00 a.m. local time. For more information, click here or here.

The status of Asia frontman John Wetton for the the U.S. summer tour remains a question mark. The ex-King Crimson bassist announced earlier this month that he must undergo chemotherapy and will not be able to take part in the spring team up with Journey nor in Asia's upcoming sets during their upcoming sets at Cruise to the Edge, which sails from Feb. 7 – Feb.11 from Tampa, Florida.  Current Yes bassist Billy Sherwood will cover the dates for the ailing rocker.

Prior to the summer romp, Journey will be officially be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at a ceremony that will take place April 7, in Brooklyn, New York, at Barclays Center. Members from the classic era line ups, including ex-members Jonathan Cain, Aynsley Dunbar, Steve Perry and Gregg Rolie, as well as current members Neal Schon, Steve Smith and Ross Valory will receive induction while fans squirm at the prospect of an onstage reunion, particularly with highly reclusive ex-Journey lead vocalist Steve Perry.

Before their Rock Hall induction, the multi-platinum sellers will head overseas for a winter tour of the Far East, which begins Feb. 1 in  Osaka, Japan at Castle Hall. Tickets for select Journey events are available at AXS.

See below the complete for Journey and Asia's newly added 2017 summer tour schedule. For more information on Journey click here and for details on Asia, click here.

 June 05 — Tulsa, Okla. - BOK Center
 June 07 — Tupelo, Miss. - BancorpSouth Arena
 June 09 — New Orleans, La. - Smoothie King Centre
 June 11 — Greenville, S.C. - Bon Secours Wellness Center
 June 12 — Greensboro, N.C. -  Greensboro Coliseum Complex
 June 14 — Baltimore, Md. - Royal Farms Arena
 June 16 — Uncasville, Ct. - Mohegan Sun Arena
 June 17 — Atlantic City, N.J. - Borgata Events Center
 June 19 — Worcester, Mass. - DCU Center
 June 21 — Rochester, N.Y. - Blue Cross Arena
 June 22 — Windsor, Ont. - Coliseum at Caesars Windsor
 June 24 — Mount Pleasant, Mich. - Soaring Eagles Casino Amphitheatre
 June 25 — Toledo, Ohio - Huntington Center
 June 27 — Huntington, W.V. - Big Sandy Superstore Arena
 June 28 — Louisville, Ky. - KFC Yum Center
 June 30 — Sioux City, Iowa - Hard Rock Sioux City
July 01 — Welch, Iowa - Treasure Island Resort and Casino
July 03 — Springfield, Mo., JQH Arena
July 05 — Southaven, Miss. - BankPlus Amphitheatre at Snowden Grove
July 06 — Orange Beach, Ala. - The Amphitheatre at The Wharf
July 08 — Pelham, Ala. - Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
July 09 — Omaha, Neb. - CenturyLink Center
July 12 — Sugar Land, Texas - Smart Financial at Sugar Land
July 13 — Laredo, Texas - Laredo Energy Center
July 15 — El Paso, Texas - UTEP Don Haskins Center