Thursday, November 28, 2013

Journey Thanksgiving Special

This is the cover of a radio only album. Steve Perry, Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain host this special and play some of their favorite Journey songs and songs from other groups as well.

It's a 2-hour turntable salute to Classic Rock Radio from 1986...

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Journey Force Newsletter December 1981

Here's a great Newsletter from the end of the year 1981. The newsletters become monthly after this one…

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Journey at The Rose Bowl July 2, 1982

I had seen Journey on the "Escape Tour" already, but then in 1982 they toured again playing huge arenas.

It was a hot summer day in Los Angeles. I had never been to the Rose Bowl since I was very young. It was so big and had these great tunnels out to the stands. Before the show and between the Triumph and Blue Oyster Cult sets they would spray water into the audience in front of the stage.

It had cooled down a bit by the time Journey came on and they put on a fantastic show that night. It was over before I knew it and the fireworks were shooting off into the Pasadena sky for over 5 minutes.

This was July 2nd, 1982 and it was the biggest event I'd been to so far...

The Ad in The Los Angeles Times 1982

My other leftover ticket

Radio Station KLOS 95.5 Rainbow Stickers were given out at the event

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Journey Force Newsletter - Fall 1981

This is the earliest Journey Force newsletter that I seem to have. These newsletters will be part of the Tuesday morning 10:00 AM Pacific time "Journey Force" posts.

It was an exciting time to be part of the Journey fan club. I'm not sure how often these were mailed out to the fans, but I know it wasn't every month as promised, which made it even more exciting to get. The newsletter was really the only way to hear news about the band.

The Journey Force Newsletter from Fall 1981...

Monday, November 18, 2013

Journey - 8 Inch Greatest Hits

Here's a great item I found! The Journey Greatest Hits Collector's Edition CD. This is a 8 inch version of the Album with a 16 page booklet.

The cover has a gate-fold showing full color 8 inch photos of the band.

The booklet is 16 pages of fantastic photos of the band over the years. The photos are of the different versions of the band over the years.

Get one today for your coffee table…

Saturday, November 16, 2013

On The Road with JOURNEY

Here's an old article from around 1981 or 1982 about what it's really like to go on tour.

It's a great nostalgic look at the time period in music.



Friday, November 15, 2013


North American Tour Kicks Off May 15th in California with Special Guests Tower of Power

Tickets on Sale Starting Friday, November 22 at

November 14, 2013 (Los Angeles, CA) - JOURNEY and STEVE MILLER BAND will kick off a 2014 summer tour on May 15 at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, California with special guest Tower of Power. The tour, produced by Live Nation, will bring two of the iconic groups that helped define the "San Francisco Sound" - Journey and Steve Miller Band - to more than 30 cities across North America including Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Toronto and Detroit. A full listing of tour dates follows.

"We are all so looking forward to playing again for you in 2014 with the great company of the Steve Miller Band and Tower of Power," said the members of JOURNEY. "It's going to be a San Francisco musical delight from the past and present, moving full speed ahead into the future!"

"I can't think of a better way for the JOKER to celebrate his 40th and the Steve Miller Band to enjoy next summer than playing all our hits for all of our fans as we tour the entire USA with our brother San Francisco bands, Journey and the Tower Of Power," says Steve Miller. "This is going to be a NOT TO BE MISSED TRIFECTA OF THE BEST OF SOUL, GREATEST HITS AND ARENA ROCK by three of the greatest bands to come out of San Francisco, clearly a once in a life time event. We can't wait to get started!


Tickets for the general public go on sale starting Friday, November 22 Fans will have an opportunity to make a donation to benefit those affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan at time of ticket purchase.

Journey VIP Packages will be available through VIP Nation including premium seats, exclusive merchandise and more. For more information, please visit

Diamond-certified album holder Journey has sold 80 million albums worldwide and has earned 19 Top 40 singles and 25 gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums since its formation in 1973 in San Francisco. The prestigious "Legend of Live Award" was presented to Journey at the 2011 Billboard Touring Awards to honor the band's contributions to live music and the touring business and to acknowledge their commitment to fans and the art of performing live. The band's 2011 World Tour was one of the band's most successful tours ever, drawing nearly a million fans and ranked in the Top 15 Tours of the year. 2011 also marked the 30th anniversary of the band's seminal anthem, "Don't Stop Believin'," the biggest selling song from the 20th century in iTunes history. In 2013, Journey toured four continents and performed to more than half a million fans.

One of rock music's all-time greats, the Steve Miller Band has sold more than 30 million records in a career spanning more than 40 years. His trademark blues-rock sound has made him one of the defining artists of classic rock radio. The 2013 touring season by the Steve Miller Band follows four of the most busy, productive years in the long, illustrious career of Steve Miller. He has released two albums in the past few years including the number one blues album, Bingo, and its successor, Let Your Hair Down - the first new Steve Miller Band in eighteen years. In 2010, Miller went back to Europe for the first time in 25 years for a hugely successful round of dates culminating in a sold-out Royal Albert Hall concert in London that opened the door for the band to tour Europe twice in the past three years. In demand around the world as well, they also launched a tour of Australia and New Zealand in Spring 2013.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Journey Arcade Game from Bally Midway

In 1983 Journey and Bally Midway released an arcade video game that would be found in arcades. This was not for home gaming systems. It was very advanced for the time.

What I've got to share is the original ad and the 4 page flyer about the game…

The original advertisement

The original 4-page flyer

A photo of the start of the game

The arcade game console

The bar game console

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Journey Force Press Release

This is the second week of Journey Force Tuesdays. Every week at 10:00 AM Pacific Time I'll be sharing stories or pictures or newsletters or anything else I have related to "The Journey Force" also known as "The Journey International Fan Club".

This week I have to share the press release for the not yet released album "Escape" from 1981. First is the press release from Columbia Records which is printed on 2 light blue pieces of paper. The second one is from the Journey Force, which is a 2 sided piece of white paper.

The Journey Force revealed for the first time the cover of the new album: Escape...
Click on each page to read them.

Columbia Records Press Release 1981

Journey Force Press Release 1981

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Saturday Night Special

Every Saturday Night at 8:00 PM Pacific time, I'll be posting something about Live Performances of Journey. I might post a ticket stub, or backstage pass, or an event poster. It could e a story, but it will related to a live concert or show.

I'll start this first one off with "Day On The Green". The All-American Rock & Roll Show held Wednesday, July 4, 1979 at Oakland Stadium...

Friday, November 8, 2013

Journey Frontiers Watch

This is my old Journey Frontiers watch from 1983. I've never worn it, so it's in excellent condition. It's a great watch. I bought this from through the Journey Force International Fan Club. I thought it was great and I've never even worn a watch.

This is what the watch looks like today…

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Weekly Journey Force Post

This is the first of a weekly post. I'll be sharing my Journey Force items every Tuesday morning at 10:00AM Pacific time. I'm choosing this time because this is the time record stores would open and I could rush in and buy Journey's latest release.

The Journey Force is the name of the original Journey fan club. I have many items that I want to share including my membership cards, newsletters, photos, stickers and anything else I can find or talk about that's fan club related.

Let's begin with my fourth membership card. This one has perforated edges;

Monday, November 4, 2013

Journey Escape Game Instructions

Here are the instructions for the Journey Escape game. The game was originally released in 1982 for the Atari 2600 game system and was later available for other platforms.

Here are scans of the entire 8 page instruction booklet…

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Journey Force round three

Here's my 3rd membership card. This one is a bit smaller and it actually fits in my wallet;