LIVE: Journey @ SPAC, 9/2/11

September 9th, 2011, 2:00 pm by Greg
Neal Schon and Arnel Pineda of Journey

Neal Schon and Arnel Pineda of Journey

Steve Perry’s vocals may have defined Journey’s sound in the 1970s and 1980s, but that was then. In the now, Philippines-born singer Arnel Pineda has taken over the vocal duties and propelled Journey back to the top of touring success.

It’s uncanny how Pineda nails Perry’s vocals to perfection on “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Wheel in the Sky” and “Any Way You Want It.” It’s also interesting to note that more than seven years ago, guitarist Neal Schon found Perry’s successor on YouTube where he was doing karaoke imitations of Journey tunes.

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