Journey Riding High as New Album ‘Freedom’ Debuts at No. 1 on Current Rock Chart

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On July 8, Journey returned with its first album of original material in 11 years — and Freedom is a high-energy return to classic form from Neal Schon and company.

Since its release, Freedom has been met with solid attention … so much so, in fact, that the album landed the band a No. 1 debut on the Current Rock Chart, among other notable chart debuts:

#2 Current Digital Album
#2 Digital Albums
#3 Current Album sales
#3 Album Sales
#3 Internet Albums
#88 Billboard 200

Journey spent several weeks previewing Freedom with some pre-release tracks, introducing its new era — featuring Schon, Pineda, keyboardist Jonathan Cain, and bassist Randy Jackson, returning to the fold after contributing to the band’s 1986 record Raised on Radio — to its legion of fans around the world.

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The creative spark for Freedom came during the pandemic, as Schon explained:

“During the pandemic, there wasn’t much to do. I spent a lot of time in my little studio at home, learning how to play keyboards and looping. Some of those ideas ended up being songs. So it kind of came out of nowhere.”

Be sure to check out the full album if you haven’t yet.

Journey’s upcoming tour dates:

July 20 – Paso Robles, CA – California Mid-State Fair

July 22 – Resorts World Theatre – Las Vegas, NV*

July 23 – Resorts World Theatre – Las Vegas, NV*

July 27 – Albuquerque, NM – Tingly Coliseum

July 29 – Las Cruces, NM – NMSU Pan American Center

July 30 – Lubbock, TX – United Supermarkets Arena

August 5 – Mount Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino

August 6 – Canton, OH – Tom Benson Hall of Fame

August 8 – Canandaigua, NY – CMAC Performing Arts Center

Sept 17 – Sparks, NV – Celebrity Showroom at the Nugget Casino Resort

*with symphony orchestra


March 1 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena

March 9 – Quebec City, Canada – Centre Vidéotron

March 12 – Toronto, Canada – Scotiabank Arena


  • Scott Grossman says:

    No Steve perry no journey.

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