Arena rockers Journey have started to plot out their summer tour schedule, and they’re taking fellow ’80s rockers Pat Benatar and Loverboy with them. Journey have scheduled six U.S. dates at this point, kicking off with a July 22 show in Stateline, California, and running through August 18 in Des Moines, Iowa. Loverboy will appear on all of the shows, while Benatar will perform at five of the six stops. Find a list of current tour dates, below.
In other Journey news, Neal Schon and Steve Smith will appear at the upcoming tribute show for Ronnie Montrose, “A Concert for Ronnie Montrose – A Celebration of His Life in Music,” which is scheduled for April 27 at the Regency in San Francisco. The concert also will feature the surviving members of Montrose – Sammy Hagar, Denny Carmassi and Bill Church – with special guest Joe Satriani. Schon and Smith will perform as members of the Ronnie Montrose All-Star Band, along with Styx’s Ricky Phillps, KISS’s Eric Singer and members of Y&T, Tesla and Mr. Big.
Check out Gibson.com‘s recent feature in honor of Schon’s 58th birthday, here.
Initial Journey 2012 Tour Dates with Pat Benatar and Loverboy:
July 22 - Stateline, CA, Harvey’s Outdoor Arena
July 24 - Paso Robles, CA, Main Grandstand, California Mid-State Fair
July 26 - Cheyenne, WY, Frontier Days
August 6 - Sturgis, SD, Buffalo Chip Campground Amphitheatre (without Benatar)
August 17 - Louisville, KY, Freedom Hall
August 18 - Des Moines, IA, Grandstand Iowa State Fair