Journey, Foreigner & Styx
Tuesday 7th June 2011
- Doors Open:
Journey, Foreigner and Styx, three of the biggest names in Classic Rock, have today announced that they will be heading to the UK in June 2011 to play 5 cities together for the very first time in the UK, playing the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle on Tuesday 7th June 2011.
Journey plays with a passion and commitment that wows both longtime fans and new generations of listeners alike. 'Don't Stop Believin'', arguably their biggest hit, made it back into the Top Ten last year as part of a Facebook campaign to get the track to the Christmas #1 spot. It is the most downloaded catalogue track in the history of iTunes and has featured heavily in some of the biggest TV shows across the board in the last 12 months, having been sung by winner Joe McElderry on The X-Factor as well as the contestants on 2010's final Big Brother recording it as part of a task and the cast of the hit US show 'Glee' making it a huge anthem for a whole new generation.
On their return to the UK, Neal Schon said "We're so excited to be coming back to the UK to play arenas with our friends Foreigner and Styx. Be prepared to hear a lot of hit songs"
More than 30 years after releasing their first multi-platinum album, Foreigner's music resonates globally across generations, thanks to an impressive run of 14 Top 20 hits, including worldwide number one hit 'I Want To Know What Love Is', 'Waiting For A Girl Like You' and video game staples such as 'Hot Blooded' and 'Juke Box Hero', together with album sales exceeding 70 million.
Spawned from a suburban Chicago basement in the early '70s, STYX would eventually transform into the virtual arena rock prototype by the late '70s and early '80s, due to a fondness for big rockers and soaring power ballads. Over the course of their 38-year career they've released 15 studio albums, 6 best-of compilations and 4 live albums, garnering 8 Top Ten singles. STYX has sold over 30 million albums worldwide.
"Styx has always enjoyed sharing the stage with Journey, going back to the Santa Monica Civic Center in 1976. The tour we did with them in 2003 across the United States was an amazing success of sold out arenas. Journey, Foreigner & Styx seems like a can't miss "Guitars a-blazin'" "Vocals a-mazing" kind of a Classic Rock Evening!" - James "JY" Young