At their height of their respective fame in 1982, Journey and “Working For the Weekend” rockers Loverboy embarked on a tour together. Now, 30 years later, the two acts are hitting the road again, joined by Pat Benatar.
The tour comes to Bangor, Maine on Friday, September 28 at the Waterfront Park. Kicking off July 21 in San Bernardino, CA, Journey’s tour alongside Loverboy and Benatar (who is joined by her longtime guitarist and husband Neil Giraldo) has nationwide amphitheater shows scheduled through mid October. The tour will go until December, and additional tour dates will be announced shortly. The full list of dates is below.
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The current incarnation of Journey — featuring vocalist Arnel Pineda in place of original frontman Steve Perry — will celebrate the release of a new documentary about Pineda, Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey, next month when the film closes the San Francisco International Film Festival.
Benatar has remained a constant touring presence, hitting the road on her own and with the likes of Blondie, REO Speedwagon and The Bangles. Loverboy, meanwhile, received inadvertent attention in 2011 through a memorable placement on TV’s 30 Rock, when a character (Pete Hornberger) reveals a secret past as Loverboy’s original bassist (hint: he was not).
Journey w/ Pat Benatar & Loverboy: 2012 Tour Dates
Jul 21 – San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheatre
Jul 22 – Stateline, CA – Harvey’s Outdoor Arena
Jul 24 – Paso Robles, CA – Main Stage, California Mid-State Fair
Jul 26 – Cheyenne, WY – Cheyenne Frontier Nights
Jul 28 – George, WA – Gorge Amphiteatre
Jul 29 – Spokane, WA – Northern Quest Casino Amphitheater
Aug 3 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
Aug 6 – Sturgis, SD – Buffalo Chip Campground Amphitheater *
Aug 10 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon @ Jones Beach Theatre
Aug 11 – Atlantic City, NJ – Ovation Hall, Revel Atlantic City
Aug 14 – Watertown, NY – Watertown Fairgrounds Arena
Aug 15 – Canandaigua, NY – Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
Aug 17 – Louisville, KY – Freedom Hall
Aug 18 – Des Moines, IA – Grandstand, Iowa State Fair
Aug 24 – Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug 25 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
Aug 31 – Kansas City, KS – Livestrong Sporting Park
Sep 1 – St Paul, MN – Grandstand, MN State Fair
Sep 21 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
Sep 22 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
Sep 28 – Bangor, ME – Waterfront Park
Oct 6 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Lakewood Amphitheatre
Oct 12 – Tampa, FL – 1-800-ask-Gary Amphitheatre
Oct 13 – W. Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre
* Benatar will not perform
– Jillian Mapes, CBS Local