Journey will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tomorrow night (April 7) in a ceremony held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, but last night found guitarist Neal Schon jamming with a different band.
Schon sat in with Jon Batiste and Stay Human, the house band for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where they played an incredible rendition of the Journey classic “Don’t Stop Believin.’” The only bone we have to pick with the performance is that the vocalist singing lacked the same energy and oomph we’re all used to with Steve Perry or Arnel Pineda.
Fortunately, we’ll get more energy from the band’s performance tomorrow night, regardless if Perry or Pineda (or both!) sing. Schon did say on Twitter that Journey’s three-song set will be “Lights,” “Separate Ways” and “Don’t Stop Believin,’” so needless to say, it’ll be a great sing-a-long for the fans in attendance.
The legendary guitarist sits in with the Late Show band and performs one of his all-time greatest hits. His band Journey will be joining a group of iconic bands (Eagles, Fleetwoood Mac, Steely Dan) for two special nights at The Classic East and The Classic West this July!
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniel. (True story.)