Journey is trying ahead to headlining the 2022 Live performance for Legends on Aug. 6 as a part of the Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame’s induction weekend festivities in Canton, Ohio. However at the very least one band member hopes it’ll assist open the door for one more prestigious gridiron gig.
“That may very well be a Tremendous Bowl nod,” Journey’s Jonathan Cain tells UCR. “I am hoping they see us and go, ‘Wait a minute – Journey’s by no means performed a Tremendous Bowl!’ That is proper guys, we’ve not. I should not say it out loud, however I’m secretly hoping they may put two and two collectively and say, ‘Wait a minute, perhaps Journey and the Tremendous Bowl.’
“And we might make it a Bay Space extravaganza. We might deliver a few of the different Bay Space guys, the Doobies and Santana. And perhaps the [San Francisco] 49ers will win subsequent yr,” Cain provides, with fun.
Journey actually has longevity: Subsequent yr marks the fiftieth anniversary of the band’s formation. Additionally they have a monitor file of hits and multi-platinum gross sales, however getting the Massive Sport nod may very well be an extended shot.
The celebrated halftime present was the house of basic rock throughout the 2000s when the likes of Aerosmith (2001), U2 (2002), Paul McCartney (2005), the Rolling Stones (2006), Prince (2007), Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (2008), Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (2009) and the Who (2010) showcased to a world viewers throughout the 12-minute phase. Since then, nonetheless, the NFL has leaned in a extra up to date route (Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, and many others.).
Since Jay-Z‘s Roc Nation started producing the halftime present, it is featured the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, the Weeknd and this yr’s hip-hop spectacular with Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar and 50 Cent.
Tremendous Bowl needs apart, Cain is planning to have a great time as one Corridor of Famer (Rock & Roll, that’s) enjoying for others.
“It must be a blast,” says Cain, a “large soccer fan” himself. He notably hopes that a few of the 49ers Corridor of Fame members will probably be in attendance, noting that the crew’s Tremendous Bowl championship period (5 between 1981-1994) coincided with Journey’s most profitable years. “That period, to me, was a few of the finest soccer ever. All these guys have been simply insanely nice, and so they performed beneath the toughest circumstances. If you’ve obtained Lawrence Taylor taking you down, man.
“I simply hope Joe Montana will probably be there in his gold jacket, and Steve Younger and Jerry Rice and Ronnie Lott and all these guys from the Niners. They’re simply a part of my Bay Space expertise.” The group additionally stays pleasant with former crew proprietor Eddie DeBartolo Jr. and members of his household; his sister Denise DeBartolo York and her husband John York are present co-owners and co-chairs of the crew.
Journey is nearing the top of 2022’s live performance schedule after releasing Freedom, their first album in 11 years. The group toured arenas throughout the late winter and spring, and now has 4 extra dates on the books – together with two in Mexico. They’re planning to be out once more in February 2023, with 4 already-confirmed dates beginning March 1. Extra will probably be introduced shortly.
This yr’s tour, Cain says, “actually reestablished Journey as a marquee identify. We’ve to take our hats off and say thanks, thanks, thanks to our followers who got here out for us … and needed to purchase T-shirts.” Cain says Journey can be hoping to go abroad in 2023, presumably over the summer season. “Will probably be good to get again to the U.Ok. and perhaps Sweden and locations we used to go to. It has been so lengthy since we have been over there.”
In the meantime, Cain can be recording a Christmas EP to comply with his Christian music solo album, Come up, from earlier this yr. He provides that there have been extra songs from the Freedom classes that “we did not get to,” although he is not making any predictions about when the following Journey album is likely to be recorded.
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