Excitement is running high among Journey fans worldwide with the announcement of their 50th anniversary tour. The renowned rock band will kick off the UK & Ireland leg this autumn.

Last updated: 24/05/24 at 16:50

Journey are an American rock band that was formed in San Francisco, California, in 1973. The band was founded by former members of Santana and has gone through several phases since its inception.

Throughout the years, Journey have become known for their power ballads and hits such as ‘Don't Stop Believin’, ‘Any Way You Want It’, ‘Faithfully’, ‘Open Arms’, ‘Separate Ways’, and ‘Wheel in the Sky’.

With over 75 million records sold worldwide, they are considered one of the most successful bands of all time.

Despite lineup changes over the years, Journey continue to tour and perform to this day, delighting audiences with their iconic sound and energetic live shows. The band are currently touring the US and Canada in celebration of their 50th anniversary, and have just announced dates for the UK that will see them grace stages at some of the country's most iconic arenas.

Keep reading to discover everything you need to about Journey's UK tour in 2024, including dates, locations, and support acts. Plus, find out how you can be the first to secure your place with official VIP tickets through Seat Unique.

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Could Journey tour in 2024?

The iconic rock band embarked on their much-anticipated ‘Freedom Tour’ in 2023 to commemorate their 50th anniversary. Now, Journey have announced that they are continuing the tour with a string of concert dates in 2024.

The tour has delivered a wave of nostalgia and rock 'n' roll energy. Accompanied by the legendary band Toto as the opening act, Journey have treated audiences in the US and Canada to a mix of their classic hits and tracks from their latest album.

Journey and Def Leppard have also announced they're co-headlining a summer stadium tour. They last teamed up on a 2018 joint tour. Both groups will tour North America in summer 2024.

Also joining the shows on select dates will be Cheap Trick, Heart and Steve Miller Band. Cheap Trick is scheduled to perform on the opening and closing dates. Steve Miller Band will play multiple shows, and Heart will join for three shows.

Journey 2024 UK tour dates

The 'Don't Stop Believing' rockers will visit some of the UK's biggest arenas throughout October and November this year including AO Arena in Manchester, first direct arena in Leeds, and Utilita Arena Birmingham.

Here is the band's full list of UK dates:

  • Utilita Arena, Cardiff, Wednesday 30th October
  • Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham, Thursday 31st October
  • OVO Hyrdo, Glasgow, Saturday 2nd November
  • SEE Arena, Belfast, Monday 4th November
  • 3Arena, Dublin, Tuesday 5th November
  • AO Arena, Manchester, Friday 8th November
  • first direct arena, Leeds, Saturday 9th November
  • M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool, Monday 11th November
  • Utilita Arena, Birmingham, Wednesday 13th November
  • Newcastle, Utilita Arena, Saturday 16th November
  • The O2, London, Sunday 17th November
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Who is the lead singer for Journey tour 2024?

The lead singer for the Journey tour in 2024 will be Arnel Pineda. Pineda has been the lead vocalist in Journey since 2007 and has been widely praised for his dynamic performances and ability to capture the essence of the band's iconic sound.

Performing alongside Pineda, the lineup for the tour will also include Neal Schon on lead guitar and backing vocals, Jonathan Cain on keyboards and backing vocals

Is Steve Perry still touring with Journey?

Due to a hiking accident, Steve Perry experienced a hip injury that required surgery for him to return to performing with Journey. However, Perry chose not to undergo the necessary surgery and instead decided to permanently leave the band. Following his departure, Steve Augeri, formerly of Tall Stories, took over the lead vocal duties for Journey.

Perry said in an interview with MelodicRock.com in 2011. "I had to have a hip replacement, and the band was telling me when they thought I should do it, and I said, ‘Major surgery like this is not a band decision.' I said that I would get it done, but I didn't get it done quickly enough. They just wanted to get on the road, and there was an ultimatum given to me. And I don't respond well to ultimatums."

What songs do Journey play on tour?

Journey’s Freedom Tour 2024 average setlist is as follows:

  1. Only the Young
  2. Guitar solo
  3. Stone in Love
  4. Don’t Stop Believin’
  5. Lights
  6. Send Her My Love
  7. Who’s Crying Now
  8. Escape
  9. Mother, Father
  10. Let It Rain
  11. Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeenin’
  12. Piano Solo
  13. Open Arms
  14. Faithfully
  15. Girl Can’t Help It
  16. Guitar Solo
  17. Wheel in the Sky
  18. Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
  19. Be Good to Yourself
  20. Any Way You Want It

Source: Setlist.fm

How can you get Journey tickets?

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  • Unrivalled stage views

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Journey at the AO Arena

When the iconic band Journey takes the stage at the AO Arena in Manchester, it will be an unmissable event. Catch their electrifying performance on 8th November, marking a memorable night of legendary music in your calendar.

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