Escape into a world of classic rock - Journey, Foreigner and Styx to join forces for summer 2011 UK tour

Posted: 11th November 2010

One of the most surprising hits of the year has turned out to be a saving grace for American soft-rockers Journey - the song, "Don't Stop Believin'", has been confirmed as iTunes biggest-selling catalogue track in its history - not too shabby for a track that originally appeared in 1981. The show "Glee" brought the song back to the public's attention and even the housemates (or should I say "tha hoosemeets") on Big Brother had a crack at it ('crack' being the operative word).

The band has now embraced a new lease of life and is ready to unleash a new album, produced by acclaimed and experienced rock knob-twiddler Kevin Shirley (Deep Purple, Black Country Communion) and due for release in February. In support of the as-yet-untitled album, Journey have also announced brand new summer dates starting with Wembley Arena on 4th June, followed by Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester and Glasgow. Tickets for the gigs go on sale this Friday priced at £40.

If the price caused a slight heart-murmur, consider this - you also get two other massive soft-rock acts on the bill in Foreigner and Styx. The two have played together before (mainly in the States) and both have recently released albums in the past 12 months or so - but expect the classics such as "Waiting for a Girl Like You", "Cold as Ice" and "Best of Times".

Paul Pledger