Journey and the multi-platinum seller's ex-frontman Steve Perry will finally bury the hatchet long enough to receive induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Longtime Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain has revealed that the highly reclusive singer will attend the Rock Hall ceremony, which will take place April 7, in Brooklyn, New York, at Barclays Center.
Blabbermouth reports on March 31 that Cain let the secret slip in a promotional interview posted Thursday at Dayton Daily News. Perry has been tapped to receive induction along with fellow classic era Journey alumni, which includes current Journey members Cain, Neil Schon, Steve Smith and Ross Valory along with ex-members Aynsley Dunbar and Gregg Rolie.
Cain said it would be “fun” to see Perry, who hasn't performed with Journey since 1998. But fans hoping to see the estranged lead vocalist reunite for performance with the “Don't Stop Believin'” hitmakers should not get their hopes up as Perry will likely “skedaddle” after the ceremony.
"The ceremony is the first time we're going to get to see Steve Perry in a long time, so that'll be fun," Cain said in the interview Dayton Daily News. "As far as we know he's just going to accept the award and then skedaddle. That's all I know, unless something changes.”
Journey were recently announced among the all-star line-up slated for “The Classic” concert series. The legendary San Francisco rockers will perform on a bill with Fleetwood Mac and Earth, Wind & Fire at “Classic West” on July 16 in Los Angeles at Dodger Stadium, as well as the same line up for “Classic East” on July 30 in New York at Citi Field.
Fans who can't wait until their Rock Hall performance to see Journey live, can catch them on their current U.S. tour with fellow prog-rockers Asia, which continues March 31 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum and wraps up July 15 in El Paso, Texas, at UTEP Don Haskins Center.
Following the Rock Hall induction, the veteran San Francisco rockers will head to Sin City for a spring residency. The band will perform a nine-show run between May 3 – May 20 in Las Vegas at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, which takes place between May 3 - May 20. Tickets for all Las Vegas shows are available at AXS. For all the latest details on Journey click here.