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Journey, Pat Benatar, Loverboy headed to the Gorge

Post by Craig Sailor / The News Tribune on April 10, 2012 at 11:28 am |
April 10, 2012 11:28 am

It’s going to be a 70s love fest when Journey joins Pat Benatar and Loverboy at the Gorge Amphitheater on July 28. Tickets go on sale Saturday.

In the 70s and 80s it was nearly impossible to turn on a radio without hearing Benatar’s “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” Loverboy’s “Working For The Weekend” or any number of chart-topping hits from Journey.

Journey may have lost lead singer Steve Perry but if you haven’t stopped believin’ you’ll hardly notice the difference with Arnel Pineda in the front man spot. The Philippines-born singer was discovered on YouTube and has been with the band since 2007.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 14 at 10 a.m. at LiveNation.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, or charge by phone at 800-745-3000.

Here’s more on Journey, Benatar, Giraldo and Loverboy from the press release:

Since its formation in 1973 in San Francisco, JOURNEY has earned 19 Top 40 singles and 25 gold and platinum albums. The band’s Greatest Hits album is certified 15 times platinum, bringing Journey into the elite club of Diamond-certified album holders. Journey was awarded the prestigious “Legend Of Live Award” at the 2011 Billboard Touring Awards in honor of the band’s significant and lasting contributions to live music and the touring business, and in acknowledgement of their commitment to the fans and the art of performing live. The 2011 Eclipse World Tour was of the band’s most successful tours ever, drawing nearly a million fans and ranked in the Top 15 Tours of the year. 2011 also marked the 30th anniversary of the band’s seminal anthem, Don’t Stop Believin’, which was honored as the top-selling digital classic rock song in history by Nielsen SoundScan. The group received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005. For more information, visit www.journeymusic.com.

PAT BENATAR & NEIL GIRALDO changed the face of music forever when their debut album, ‘In the Heat of the Night,’ exploded in 1979. Pat emerged fearless, fighting and forging a path for future female rock stars around the world. With Neil’s innovative vision creating the signature “Benatar” sound, hits like Heartbreaker, Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Love Is A Battlefield and We Belong led to platinum album after platinum album. Benatar won an unprecedented four consecutive GRAMMY Awards, as well as three American Music Awards, establishing her as one of America’s leading female rock vocalists. With over 30 million albums and 19 Top 40 singles to their name, Benatar/Giraldo remain a rock ‘n roll powerhouse today, selling out concerts and wowing audiences, after more than three decades of making music together.

With trademark red leather pants and bandanas to match their huge rock sound and high-energy live shows, LOVERBOY has sold more than 10 million albums and earned multi-platinum plaques for albums such as their self-titled debut LP, Get Lucky, Keep It Up and Lovin’ Every Minute of It. The string of hits include the band’s smash anthem Working For The Weekend, and the hits Hot Girls In Love, Turn Me Loose, and Lovin’ Every Minute Of It. Loverboy’s continued pop culture relevance is alive and well in 2012, with recent references to the band in episodes of NBC’s hit show ‘30 Rock’ and Comedy Network’s popular ‘Regular Show.’

Members of Journey will be attending the premiere of Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey, a new documentary that tells the real life rock-n-roll fairy tale story of Arnel Pineda, who was discovered on YouTube to become the band’s new lead singer. Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey, a film by director and producer Ramona S. Diaz, is a rare behind-the-scenes look at Pineda’s early life’s struggles and the challenges involved in becoming front man for one of America’s most beloved rock groups. The documentary premieres April 19 at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City and also will be shown at the San Francisco International Film Festival 2012 on May 3.

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