The COVID-19 outbreak has caused the cancellation of yet another band’s tour.
Journey made the announcement Tuesday, it has canceled its 2020 tour as a result of the outbreak. That is according to a news release distributed about the cancellation.
Band founding member Neal Schon, keyboardist Jonathan Cain and vocalist Arnel Pineda released a joint statement about the cancellation.
“There is no greater thrill for us than playing for our incredibly devoted audience, but their safety must come first,” the statement reads. “Having seen what the world has endured during the last 45 days, and not knowing what the rest of this year or 2021 will bring, we knew the right thing to do was to make sure our fans’ health was not put in jeopardy and to provide immediate access to refund options given the unexpected events caused by this terrible virus. We would like to thank all doctors, nurses, police, other first responders and essential workers for their heroic efforts; as well as our fans for doing everything possible to stay safe. We would also like to send The Pretenders our best wishes and hope to see them in the future. We will see everyone again as soon as it is safe to tour, and we will share that news as it becomes available. In the meantime, please Don’t Stop Believin’ in the wonder of life and in each other.”
The band has ensured audiences who bought tickets to its planned shows will receive refunds. Audiences can also request a 150% credit and Live Nation will donate the same number of tickets purchased to health care workers on the front lines.
Fans impacted by the outbreak can still enjoy Journey live thanks to Eagle Rock Entertainment even if they can’t take in the band’s show live in person. The band released its recording Live in Japan 2017 last year on a variety of platforms.
The recording features the band performing two of its most iconic albums — Eclipse and Frontiers — in their entirety in front of a packed house in Japan. The expansive show’s run time surpasses the two-hour mark.
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