Saturday, April 16, 2016

Journey's Concert Ticket Evolution Through Time part 1, 1976-1978

Journey shows got bigger and bigger as the years went on until it was over. These are some Journey Concert Ticket Stubs from 1976-1978. The most expensive ticket on this post is for $8.50 to see Journey and Van Halen. We'll see the whole evolution of Journey ticket stubs through infinity including Steve Perry's escape, Steve Augeri's arrival and departure from the band, through Neal Schon's revelation with Arnel Pineda beyond the frontiers.

These following tickets represent 3 Tours. The Journey Tour (1975), The Look Into The Future Tour (1976), The Next Tour (1977) with the beginnings of the Band. The constant members were Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, Ross Valory and Aynsley Dunbar.

May 29, 1976 – Paramount Theatre. Seattle, WA – Thin Lizzy

July 20, 1976 - Armadillo World Headquarters Nightclub. Austin, TX - Baby

February 20, 1977 – Tomorrow Club. Youngstown, OH - Coconut

October 02, 1977 - Old Waldorf - San Francisco, CA (Steve Perry's Debut as singer)

The Infinity Tour of 1978 featured new member Steve Perry as Lead vocalist. This angered some of the fans but also brought in many new fans including teenage girls. The next six ticket stubs represent the start of something big;

March 11, 1978 - Hara Arena. Dayton, OH - Montrose, Van Halen

March 25, 1978 – The Palladium. New York, NY - Montrose, Van Halen

April 4, 1978 - IMA Arena. Flint, MI - Montrose, Van Halen

April 29, 1978 - Freedom Hall. Johnson City, TN - Montrose, Leblanc & Carr

May 6, 1978 - Orpheum Theatre. Boston, MA - Montrose

October 21, 1978 - Centennial Colliseum. Reno, Nevada - Special Guest

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