What stated out as Journey's mini-summer trek, has now grown into a major 16-date outing. Journey has just announced a new stop for the summer run, hitting Catoosa, Oklahoma on August 23rd. As it stands now, following a four night European stand -- which will take in one British show and three in Germany -- Journey will kick things off in North America on July 20th in Minot, North Dakota and eventually wrap things up on September 1st in Snowmass, Colorado. More dates are expected to be announced soon.
Founding guitarist Neal Schon told us that having a worldwide touring presence was always something that he wished for the Journey and over the past several years, they've made a concerted effort to hit different continents and break in new territories: "It's not mind-boggling to me, it's always something that I thought we could achieve. We just never went after it in the '80s and when we were playing stadiums, we never spent the time in Europe and we never spent the time in South America or brought anywhere, except the Orient. So, y'know, in a way, it's really cool because all these markets are fresh, new green grounds for us to (laughs) stomp on, y'know?"
UPDATED: Journey North American tour dates (subject to change):
July 20 - Minot, ND - North Dakota State Fair Center Grandstand
July 24 - Windsor, ON - Caesars Windsor "The Colosseum"
July 26 - London, ON - Rock The Park Festival at Harris Park
July 29 - Rama, ON - Casino Rama Entertainment Centre
August 1 - Hershey, Pennsylvania - Hersheypark Stadium (with Rascal Flatts)
August 3 - Gilford, NH - Meadowbrook
August 4 - Atlantic City, NJ - Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall (with Rascal Flatts)
August 16 - Lampe, MO - Black Oak Mountain Amphitheater
August 18 - Springfield, IL - Illinois State Fair Grandstand
August 20, 21 - Highland Park, IL - Ravinia Festival At Ravinia Park
August 23 - Catoosa, OK - The Joint at Hard Rock Casino / Tulsa
August 24 - Mulvane, KS - Kansas Star Arena
August 28, 29 - Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater
September 1 - Snowmass, CO - Jazz Aspen Snowmass at Snowmass Town Park
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