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Journey returns to Hawaii

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Journey is returning to Hawaii for a concert at the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu on Feb. 23 and at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Feb. 28, presented by Live Nation and BAMP.

Tickets for both shows go on sale to the general public on Friday, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m.

Since forming in San Francisco in 1973, the band has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide, with 19 Top 40 singles and 25 gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums. Hits include “Faithfully,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Lovin, Touchin’, Squeezin’,” and “Don’t Stop Believin’” — the top-selling digital catalog track in history according to the concert promoters.

Many Hawaii fans are attracted to the story of how lead singer Arnel Pineda joining the band in 2007, after he was heard singing Journey songs in his native Phillipines. Original members Neal Schon (lead guitarist) and Ross Valory (bassist), along with longtime member Jonathan Cain (keyboardist) welcomed drummer Steve Smith back into the band in 2016, after he had been separated from the band since 1998. (Former drummer Deen Castronovo separated from the band after entering rehab, following a 2015 arrest stemming from domestic violence.)

Since Pineda joined Journey, the band has released two albums and embarked on seven major tours.

Tickets for the Blaisdell Arena shows, $65 to $155, can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, or at Ticketmaster outlets including the Blaisdell Box Office and Walmart stores in Hawaii.

Tickets for the MACC shows, $65 to $149, can be purchased at Mauiarts.org, by phone at 808-242-7469 or at the MACC box office.

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