In 1982 this tour was the biggest tour Journey ever had. Neal Schon bought a new Ferrari.
Journey hit the mainstream. The awkwardness that always happens when Rock & Roll meets mainstream America. Journey was now on National TV talk shows, local entertainment shows, they were everywhere!
Once the tour was over, the presuure was on for another album. The pressure was intense I'm sure, how do you top "Escape"? Rarely does a rock & roll band such as Journey reach number 1 on the mainstream album charts.
The tour book shows us all six platinum albums up to 1981!
We end with the back cover which uses artwork created in the late 1970's and was used primarily for the "In The Beginning" compilation.
Join us next week for a post on the Escape Tour Merchandise...