Journey members Neal Schon, Ross Valorie, Jonathan Cain, Dean Castronovo, and their crew arrived in Manila, Philippines on March 1, 2009 and was greeted by native frontman Arnel Pineda!
Lead guitarist Neal Schon, who discovered Pineda via video-sharing Web site YouTube, said he is “very excited” about their upcoming concert, which is set to be held on March 14.
Pineda said his band mates were surprised that he was at the airport to personally welcome them.
“They never thought na pupunta ako dito to greet them. Na-sorpresa sila,” he said.
Pineda said he and his band mates are scheduled to practice in the Philippines before flying to Japan where their Asian tour will kick off.
Journey begins their second leg of the "Revelation" tour beginning in Asia and Southeastern Asia. (Starting with Japan, the Philippines, China, and with a few dates in Hawaii). This will be their first time returning back to Japan since 1998 and first time performing in the Philippines and China. In May, the band has US shows scheduled as well. As dates continue to come in, we will keep you posted.
Their Current Schedule is as follows:
March 09, 2009 - Tokyo, Japan - International Forum ----- 7:00 pm
March 10, 2009 - Nagoya, Japan - Shimim Kaikan ----- 7:00 pm
March 11, 2009 - Osaka , Japan - Koseinenkin Kaikan ----- 7:00 pm
March 14, 2009 - Manila, Philippines - Mall of Asia Field ----- 9:00 pm
March 20, 2009 - Macau, China - Venetian Resort & Casino -- 9:00 pm
March 24, 2009 - Maui, Hawaii - Maui Arts & Cultural Cntr --- 9:00 pm
March 26, 2009 - Honolulu, Hawaii - Blaisdel Arena ----- 9:00 pm
March 28, 2009 - Kona, Hawaii - Waikoloa Bowl ----- 9:00 pm
May 23, 2009 - SACRAMENTO , CA - Raleys Field ----- 9:00 pm
I just wish that they add Australia on their schedule as I know a lot of our fellow Pinoys and Aussies would love to see them also. (The band Eagles played in Australia on their Reunion Part II tour.)