***Just wanted to give a quick update to this. Did anyone see Journey on Paladia lately? It is running 24 / 7. It is a 3 hour concert and features the new singer. Little did I know the drummer sung too, guy is pretty good. Anyway, it is like watching Karaoke. No offense against the new guy, but it’s just not the same. They were very good, but without Steve, they aren’t the same band****
Do to all the questions we have been getting over the last couple months, we at Seathound.com decided to do some research on 80’s pop/rock band Journey and their estranged singer Steve Perry.
Steve Perry will probably never be back with Journey. Unfortunately he suffered a hip injury in Hawaii in 1996, prior to their tour, in support of their last album Trial by Fire. Steve proceeded to have surgery that led to a long rehab, and still causes him great pain to be on his feet for long periods.
In May 1998 Steve Perry announced that he was officially leaving Journey, due to health issues. The split came in the wake of a conversation between Perry and Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain in which it was decided that, if Perry’s health issues prohibited him from committing to a tour at that time, Cain and original Journey guitarist Neil Schon would reform the band with a new singer. Drummer Steve Smith also left Journey.
Not much is known about Steve since then, with an appearance by the singer, with his Journey band mates, at the presentation Journey’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005, where he signed autographs and answered fans questions. An avid White Sox fan, Steve made a cameo appearance, without his band mates, at the 2005 White Sox World Series victory parade in Chicago.
The only public offering he currently does consists of an annual messages on his birthday at on his personal site. Perry also worked with David Foster and Carole Bayer-Sager in writing and recording “I Stand Alone,” the principle track for the soundtrack to the animated feature film Quest For Camelot.
If you want you can still see Journey perform without Steve Perry at the dates and locations below.
Take a look at what Steve looks like today! He looks pretty good. The picture on the right is the new lead singer.