It was during the grueling 1981-1982 "Escape" tour schedule and the huge arena's in 1982 affected his voice. Clearly, it was unmistakably Steve Perry, but on the "Frontiers" album and everything else since the voice has gotten slightly gravelly. Steve's voice was still far superior to anyone else on radio.
Here are two photo's from the 1981-1982 Escape Tour...
|Steve Perry in the iconic "Escape Tour" shirt|
|Steve Perry 1981|