The July 22, 1980 edition of Circus Magazine proudly presents this ad;
The Departure era for Journey is when they started filling up large stadiums. It was starting to get big.
Ross Valory's energenic bass playing is the heartbeat of "Journey". To translate that energy into Journey's high powered music, Ross relies exclusively on Peavey bass guitars, amps, and speakers.
Ross Valory has been a part of Journey since 1973, give or take 1986-1995.