Journey Cancels Hartford Show And Summer Tour
In the "it is what it is" department, more and more bands are canceling their Summer tour plans. The latest band to cancel their entire tour is Journey, who were booked to hit the road with the Pretenders this Summer. The tour had a Connecticut stop at the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford on July 17.
In a statement today, the Journey's Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain and Arnel Pineda said,
There is no greater thrill for us than playing for our incredibly devoted audience, but their safety must come first. Having seen what the world has endured during the last 45 days, and not knowing what the rest of this year or 2021 will bring, we knew the right thing to do was to make sure our fans’ health was not put in jeopardy and to provide immediate access to refund options given the unexpected events caused by this terrible virus.
Refund information for the Journey tour is available here. We hope to see Journey back on the road soon. In the meantime, to tide you over, here's a little bit of Journey's last Connecticut stop, the opening night of their co-headlining tour with Def Leppard at the XL Center on May 21, 2018.
I was at that show, and remember it because our seats were "OK" but not great to start. We were the outlaws and kept moving down a few rows whenever we could see a couple of empty seats during Def Leppard's set. By the time Journey came on, we had a great view of the stage. I had never seen them with Arnel Pineda singing, and came away a fan. Another band on our increasingly long list of bands we'll have to wait just a little longer to see "live" again.