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Journey is an American rock band formed in San Francisco in 1973 by former members of Santana, Frumious Bandersnatch, and the Steve Miller Band. Guitarist Neal Schon is their only constant member. The rest of the current lineup includes keyboardists Jonathan Cain and Jason Derlatka, drummer Deen Castronovo, bassist Randy Jackson, and vocalist Arnel Pineda.

Neal Schon, Deen Castronovo, Arnel Pineda, Ross Valory, and Jonathan Cain in 2013

History

Journey was founded in 1973 by former members of the band Santana, Gregg Rolie and Neal Schon.

Band Members

Current members

  • Neal Schon – lead guitar, backing vocals (1973–1987, 1991, 1995–present)
  • Jonathan Cain – keyboards, backing and lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica (1980–1987, 1991, 1995–present)
  • Randy Jackson – bass, backing vocals (1985–1987, 2020–present)
  • Deen Castronovo – drums, backing and lead vocals (1998–2015, 2021–present)
  • Arnel Pineda – lead vocals (2007–present)
  • Jason Derlatka – keyboards, backing and lead vocals (2020–present)

Former Members

  • George Tickner – rhythm guitar, backing vocals (1973–1975)
  • Robert Fleischman – lead vocals (1977)
  • Aynsley Dunbar – drums, percussion (1974–1978)
  • Gregg Rolie – keyboards, harmonica, lead vocals (1973–1980)
  • Steve Perry – lead and backing vocals, occasional live keyboards, piano (1977–1987, 1995-1998)
  • Steve Augeri – lead and backing vocals, occasional rhythm guitar (1998–2006)
  • Steve Smith - drums, percussion (1978-1985, 1995-1998, 2015-2020)
  • Ross Valory - bass, synthesizers (1978–80), backing vocals, keyboards (1978–1980) (1973-1985, 1995-2020)
  • Narada Michael Walden - drums, percussion (2020-2021)

Touring Musicians

  • Prairie Prince – drums, percussion (1973–1974)
  • Atma Anur - drums (1986)
  • Mike Baird – drums, percussion (1986–1987)
  • Kevin Chalfant - lead vocals (1993)
  • Jeff Scott Soto – lead vocals (2006–2007)
  • Omar Hakim - drums (2015)
  • Travis Thibodaux - keyboards, backing and occasional lead vocals (2016-2019)
  • Marco Mendoza - bass, backing vocals (2021)
  • Todd Jensen - bass, backing vocals (2021-present)

Session Musicians

  • Stevie "Keys" Roseman – keyboards (1980 / Captured studio track)
  • Larrie Londin (Real name Ralph Gallant) – drums, percussion (1985 / Raised on Radio)
  • Bob Glaub – bass (1985 / Raised on Radio)

Lineups

Period Members Releases
Early – summer 1973
  • Neal Schon – lead guitar
  • George Tickner – rhythm guitar
  • Ross Valory – bass
  • Prairie Prince – drums, percussion
none – rehearsals only
Summer 1973 – January 1974
  • Gregg Rolie – lead vocals, keyboards
  • Neal Schon – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • George Tickner – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Ross Valory – bass, backing vocals
  • Prairie Prince – drums, percussion
none – live performances only
February 1974 – May 1975
  • Gregg Rolie – lead vocals, keyboards
  • Neal Schon – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • George Tickner – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Ross Valory – bass, backing vocals
  • Aynsley Dunbar – drums, percussion
  • Journey (1975)
May 1975 – June 1977
  • Gregg Rolie – lead vocals, keyboards
  • Neal Schon – guitars, backing vocals
  • Ross Valory – bass, backing vocals
  • Aynsley Dunbar – drums, percussion
  • Look into the Future (1976)
  • Next (1977)
June – October 1977
  • Robert Fleischman – lead vocals
  • Neal Schon – guitars, backing vocals
  • Gregg Rolie – keyboards, backing and lead vocals
  • Ross Valory – bass, backing vocals
  • Aynsley Dunbar – drums, percussion
none – demos and live performances only
October 1977 – October 1978
  • Steve Perry – lead vocals
  • Neal Schon – guitars, backing vocals
  • Gregg Rolie – keyboards, backing and lead vocals
  • Ross Valory – bass, backing vocals
  • Aynsley Dunbar – drums, percussion
  • Infinity (1978)
October 1978 – December 1980
  • Steve Perry – lead vocals
  • Neal Schon – guitars, backing vocals
  • Gregg Rolie – keyboards, backing and lead vocals
  • Ross Valory – bass, backing vocals
  • Steve Smith – drums, percussion
  • Evolution (1979)
  • Departure (1980)
  • Dream, After Dream (1980)
  • Captured (1981)
December 1980 – October 1985
  • Steve Perry – lead vocals
  • Neal Schon – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Jonathan Cain – keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Ross Valory – bass, backing vocals
  • Steve Smith – drums, percussion
  • Escape (1981)
  • Frontiers (1983)
  • Greatest Hits Live (1998)
  • Live in Houston 1981: The Escape Tour (2005)
October – November 1985
  • Steve Perry – lead vocals
  • Neal Schon – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Jonathan Cain – keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Steve Smith – drums, percussion
  • Bob Glaub – bass (session)
  • Raised on Radio (1986) – three tracks
November – December 1985
  • Steve Perry – lead vocals
  • Neal Schon – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Jonathan Cain – keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Randy Jackson – bass (session)
  • Larrie Londin – drums (session)
  • Raised on Radio (1986) – remaining tracks
Spring – summer 1986
  • Steve Perry – lead vocals
  • Neal Schon – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Jonathan Cain – keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Randy Jackson – bass, backing vocals (touring)
  • Atma Anur – drums (touring)
none – rehearsals only
August 1986 – February 1987
  • Steve Perry – lead vocals
  • Neal Schon – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Jonathan Cain – keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Randy Jackson – bass, backing vocals (touring)
  • Mike Baird – drums (touring)
none – Raised on Radio Tour only
March 1987 - May 1998

Hiatus (One Appearance November 1991)

  • Steve Perry – lead vocals
  • Neal Schon – guitar, backing vocals
  • Jonathan Cain – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Greatest Hits (1988)
  • The Ballade (1991)
  • Time3 (1992)
October 1995 – May 1998
  • Steve Perry – lead vocals
  • Neal Schon – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Jonathan Cain – keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Ross Valory – bass, backing vocals
  • Steve Smith – drums, percussion
  • Trial by Fire (1996)
May 1998 – July 2006
  • Steve Augeri – lead vocals
  • Neal Schon – lead guitar, backing and occ. lead vocals
  • Jonathan Cain – keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing and occ. lead vocals
  • Ross Valory – bass, backing and occ. lead vocals
  • Deen Castronovo – drums, percussion, backing and lead vocals
  • Arrival (2000)
  • Journey 2001 (2001)
  • Red 13 (2002)
  • Generations (2005)
July 2006 – June 2007
  • Jeff Scott Soto – lead vocals
  • Neal Schon – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Jonathan Cain – keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Ross Valory – bass, backing vocals
  • Deen Castronovo – drums, percussion, backing and lead vocals
none – live performances only
December 2007 – June 2015
  • Arnel Pineda – lead vocals
  • Neal Schon – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Jonathan Cain – keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Ross Valory – bass, backing vocals
  • Deen Castronovo – drums, percussion, backing and lead vocals
  • Revelation (2008)
  • Live in Manila (2009)
  • Eclipse (2011)
June – August 2015
  • Arnel Pineda – lead vocals
  • Neal Schon – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Jonathan Cain – keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Ross Valory – bass, backing vocals
  • Omar Hakim – drums (touring)
none – live performances only
November 2015 – October 2019
  • Arnel Pineda – lead vocals
  • Neal Schon – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Jonathan Cain – keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Ross Valory – bass, backing vocals
  • Steve Smith – drums, percussion
  • Travis Thibodaux – keyboards, backing and lead vocals (touring, 2016–19)
  • Escape & Frontiers Live in Japan (2019)
November 2019 – March 2020
  • Arnel Pineda – lead vocals
  • Neal Schon – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Jonathan Cain – keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Jason Derlatka – keyboards, backing and lead vocals
  • Ross Valory – bass, backing vocals
  • Steve Smith – drums, percussion
none – live performances only
May 2020 – July 2021
  • Arnel Pineda – lead vocals
  • Neal Schon – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Jonathan Cain – keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Jason Derlatka – keyboards, backing and lead vocals
  • Randy Jackson – bass, backing vocals
  • Narada Michael Walden – drums, percussion
none
July 2021 – December 2021
  • Arnel Pineda – lead vocals
  • Neal Schon – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Jonathan Cain – keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Jason Derlatka – keyboards, backing and lead vocals
  • Marco Mendoza – bass, backing vocals
  • Deen Castronovo – drums, backing and lead vocals
  • Narada Michael Walden – drums, percussion
none to date – live performances only
January 2022 – present
  • Arnel Pineda – lead vocals
  • Neal Schon – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Jonathan Cain – keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Jason Derlatka – keyboards, backing and lead vocals
  • Todd Jensen – bass, backing vocals
  • Deen Castronovo – drums, backing and lead vocals
none to date – live performances only

Discography

BEING MOVED TO DISCOGRAPHY PAGE.

Studio albums

Live albums

  • Captured (1981)
  • Greatest Hits Live (1998)
  • Live in Houston 1981: The Escape Tour (2005)
  • Escape & Frontiers Live in Japan (2019)

Compilation albums

  • In the Beginning (1979)
  • Star-Box (1988)
  • Greatest Hits (1988)
  • The Ballade (1991)
  • Time3 (1992)
  • The Journey Continues (2001)
  • The Essential Journey (2001)
  • Open Arms: Greatest Hits (2004)
  • Don't Stop Believin': The Best of Journey (2009)
  • Greatest Hits 2 (2011)
  • Greatest Hits 1 and 2 (2011)

Soundtracks

  • Dream, After Dream (1980)

Extended plays

  • Classics (1988)
  • Red 13 (2002)

Videography

Video albums

  • Frontiers and Beyond (1984)
  • Raised on Radio (1986)
  • Journey 2001 (2001)
  • Greatest Hits 1978–1997 (2003)
  • Live in Houston 1981: The Escape Tour (2005)
  • Live in Manila (2009)

Tourography

See Tourography

Gregg Rolie, Ross Valory, Neal Schon, George Tickner, and Aynsley Dunbar in 1974

Neal Schon, Aynsley Dunbar, Ross Valory, and Gregg Rolie in 1976

Gregg Rolie, Ross Valory, Aynsley Dunbar, Neal Schon, and Robert Fleischman in 1977

Neal Schon, Aynsley Dunbar, Gregg Rolie, Steve Perry, and Ross Valory in 1978

Ross Valory, Steve Perry, Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, and Steve Smith in 1979

Jonathan Cain, Ross Valory, Neal Schon, Steve Perry, and Steve Smith in 1981

Steve Perry, Randy Jackson, Jonathan Cain, Mike Baird, and Neal Schon in 1986

Steve Smith, Neal Schon, Ross Valory, Jonathan Cain, and Steve Perry in 1996

Deen Castronovo, Ross Valory, Neal Schon, Steve Augeri, and Jonathan Cain in 2005

Deen Castronovo, Neal Schon, Jeff Scott Soto, Jonathan Cain, and Ross Valory in 2006

Ross Valory, Jonathan Cain, Arnel Pineda, Neal Schon, and Deen Castronovo in 2008

Jonathan Cain, Arnel Pineda, Omar Hakim, Neal Schon, and Ross Valory in 2015

Jonathan Cain, Arnel Pineda, Ross Valory, Neal Schon, and Steve Smith in 2016

References

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