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JOURNEY DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’ NOW CERTIFIED AS 18X PLATINUM NAMED AS THE ‘BIGGEST SONG OF ALL TIME’

JOURNEY

DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’

NOW CERTIFIED AS 18X PLATINUM

NAMED AS THE ‘BIGGEST SONG OF ALL TIME’





Journey photo credit: Mike Savoia

50TH ANNIVERSARY ARENA HEADLINE TOUR

OF THE UK AND IRELAND STARTS OCT 30TH

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

CHEAP TRICK


You've heard it literally everywhere since the 1980s: on radio stations all around the world; sung by Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin and Mary J. Blige in the film Rock Of Ages; covered by the cast of the TV show Glee and soundtracking the iconic final scene of legendary TV show The Sopranos.


And now, JOURNEY's timeless rock anthem ‘Don't Stop Believin'’ has officially been declared the "Biggest Song Of All Time" by Forbes. According to the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), the smash hit rock song that has thrilled music fans for over four decades is now an 18-times-platinum-certified single.


Writing on Twitter/X, Journey’s founder member and lead guitarist Neal Schon commented, “We now officially have the biggest song in the world ever in the history of music! Congratulations to all 👆🏻🙌🏻👌🏻”


Released in October 1981 for JOURNEY's seventh studio album Escape through 


Columbia Records, ‘Don't Stop Believin'’ quickly became the band's signature song. Neal Schon, wrote the instantly recognizable bass line, and keyboardist and rhythm guitar Jonathan Cain had kept the song title from encouragement his father gave him as a struggling musician living on Sunset Boulevard. Decades after its release, the song became the best-selling digital track from the twentieth century, with over seven million downloads.


The enduring anthem has garnered myriad achievements, including being selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Recording Registry as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant," becoming 10x Platinum in Australia, 7x Platinum in New Zealand, 4x Platinum in the UK and 2x Platinum in Denmark, and in 2021 receiving the GRAMMY Hall of Fame award.


JOURNEY originally formed in San Francisco in 1973 and soon became one of the biggest bands in America, with nineteen Top 40 Billboard hits in the US, and huge global hits such as ‘Don’t Stop Believin’, ‘Open Arms’, ‘Faithfully’, ‘Any Way You Want It’ and ‘Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)’, taking them to over 100 million album sales worldwide. The band – featuring lead guitarist Neal Schon, keyboardist Jonathan Cain and vocalist Arnel Pineda – released their sixteenth and most recent studio album, entitled Freedom, in 2022 and embarked on their 50th Anniversary tour in 2023.


Currently on a headline arena tour of the USA, JOURNEY will be spending the summer on a co-headline stadium tour of America with Def Leppard, before bringing their much-anticipated 50th Anniversary tour to the UK & Ireland this autumn. Main support on all dates comes from the acclaimed Illinois power-pop quartet CHEAP TRICK, who are also celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year.


Neal Schon comments, "It's been too long since we've seen you all! We are all very excited to be coming back to the UK and playing with our good friends Cheap Trick, who I’ve known and played with since the 70s. It’s going to be a great party for all!" 


CHEAP TRICK are loved around the world for their instantly identifiable and hugely influential union of wit, melody, powerhouse pop hooks and razor-sharp riffs. With global hits such as ‘Surrender’, ‘The Flame’, ‘Dream Police’ and ‘I Want You To Want Me’, they released their most recent studio album In Another World in 2021 to global acclaim.


JOURNEY + CHEAP TRICK


UK & IRELAND TOUR DATES 2024


Wed 30 October          Cardiff Utilita Arena

Thu 31 October            Nottingham Motorpoint Arena

Sat 02 November         Glasgow OVO Hydro

Mon 04 November      Belfast SSE Arena

Tue 05 November        Dublin 3Arena

Fri 08 November          Manchester AO Arena

Sat 09 November         Leeds First Direct Arena

Mon 11 November      Liverpool M&S Bank Arena

Wed 13 November      Birmingham Utilita Arena

Sat 16 November         Newcastle Utilita Arena

Sun 17 November        London The O2


 



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