Classic rockers Journey, Heart and Cheap Trick have teamed up for a package tour that will make a stop at the Cricket Wireless Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, on Friday, October 3, it was announced Tuesday.
After a series of post-Steve Perry singers since the ‘80s have not worked out, Journey has found a new vocalist in Arnel Pineda, a Filipino born singer whom guitarist Neal Schon found on youtube, and the band is touring in support of their latest hits CD/DVD “Revelation.” The disc includes several of Journey’s best known hits, including “Wheel in the Sky,” “Faithfully,” “Open Arms” and Don’t Stop Believin.’”
Heart, formed by sisters Ann (vocals) and Nancy (guitar) Wilson in the early ‘70s, scored several hard rock hits in the ‘70s with tunes such as “Crazy on You,” “Magic Man” and “Barracuda” before going in a more pop direction in the mid-‘80s and landing tunes such as “Alone,” “What About Love” and “Never” on the charts.
Power pop stalwarts Cheap Trick achieved superstar status on the strength of 1978’s “Heaven Tonight” album (which included their best known hit “Surrender” and 1979’s “At Budokon,” one of rock’s greatest live albums. The group had several more hits in the ‘80s, including “Dream Police” “Can’t Stop Fallin’ Into Love” and the 1988 No. 1 “The Flame. The band’s latest CD, the critically acclaimed “Rockford” (2006), was seen as a return to the band’s ‘70s punk/power pop form.
Ticket for the Cricket Wireless Pavilion show, priced from $31-$131, go on sale 10 a.m. Monday, June 9, at the Cricket Wireless Pavilion box office (day of on sale only), the Dodge Theatre box office, all Ticketmaster outlets and online at ticketmaster.com and livenation.com.
For more info call (480) 784-4444 or visit livenation.com.