Maybe the reason to use all of the bands voices was to cover up what was tragically happening to Steve Augeri. It seems Journey's grueling touring schedules have strained his voice. Unable to finish out the 2006-2007 Tour, he was replaced by Jeff Scott Soto to finish out the Tour. Apparently people didn't really like the different voice and demanded a Steve Perry soundalike. This would be the only Tour for Jeff with Journey as he never became a member of the band.
Ticket Prices continue to rise. By now the lowest ticket price listed here is nearly $40.00. My tickets at the Pechanga Inn were a ridiculous $85.00 each for a show that wasn't any different than the show I saw in 2001. This was the last time that I have seen Journey in concert. The crowd were middle aged fans and then some younger adults who probably don't even know who Steve Perry was. I didn't see many teenagers at the show.
The shows consisted again of the greatest hits from the Steve Perry era. Jonathan still enjoyed being Gregg Rolie while Deen Castronovo sang a few songs to ease the strain on Steve Augeri. Ross Valory always keeps consistent while Neal Schon wails on his guitar, so at least we had that.
|September 27, 2005 - Nokia Live Theater. Grand Prairie, TX|
|October 5, 2005 - Pechanga Resort and Casino. Temecula, CA|
|July 29, 2006 - Smirnoff Music Centre Dallas, TX - Def Leppard|
|October 14, 2006 - Hyundai Pavilion at Glen Helen - Def Leppard|
|March 6, 2007 - Manchester Apollo Theatre. Manchester, UK|
|March 7, 2007 - Manchester Apollo Theatre. Manchester, UK|
|March 14, 2007 - Hammersmith Apollo. London , UK|