Journey to play Barclays Center on October 30, 2012

Jun 11, 2012

BROOKLYN – Journey, one of America’s most beloved rock groups, will play at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Tuesday, October 30. Special guests Pat Benatar, featuring Neil Giraldo, and Loverboy will be a part of the evening. Tickets for the show will go on sale on Friday, June 15 at 10:00 a.m. and will be available through Ticketmaster by visiting www.barclayscenter.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.

Tickets for A Night of Hope and 2012 Verizon’s How Sweet the Sound™ at Barclays Center will go on sale soon. Tickets for The King’s Men are currently on sale at Barclayscenter.com or Ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Brooklyn Nets All Access season ticket buyers have the opportunity to purchase tickets for Barclays Center events before the general public. Fans are encouraged to visit www.barclayscenter.com and follow @BarclaysCenter on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates and special pre-sale offers.

Since its formation in 1973 in San Francisco, Journey has earned 19 Top 40 singles and 25 gold and platinum albums. The band’s Greatest Hits album is certified 15 times platinum, bringing Journey into the elite club of Diamond-certified album holders.

“We welcome Journey to Barclays Center with open arms,” said Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark. “Journey has given us memorable rock anthems for decades and delivers an incredibly exhilarating performance. We are proud to continue offering the best and most diverse line-up of musical acts to Brooklyn.”

Journey was awarded the prestigious “Legend Of Live Award” at the 2011 Billboard Touring Awards in honor of the band’s significant and lasting contributions to live music and the touring business, and in acknowledgement of their commitment to the fans and the art of performing live. The 2011 Eclipse World Tour was of the band’s most successful tours ever, drawing nearly a million fans and ranked in the Top 15 Tours of the year. 2011 also marked the 30th anniversary of the band’s seminal anthem, Don’t Stop Believin’, which was honored as the top-selling digital classic rock song in history by Nielsen SoundScan. The group received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005. For more information, visit www.journeymusic.com.

PAT BENATAR & NEIL GIRALDO changed the face of music forever when their debut album, ‘In the Heat of the Night,’ exploded in 1979. Pat emerged fearless, fighting and forging a path for future female rock stars around the world. With Neil’s innovative vision creating the signature “Benatar” sound, hits like Heartbreaker, Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Love Is A Battlefield and We Belong led to platinum album after platinum album. Benatar won an unprecedented four consecutive GRAMMY® Awards, as well as three American Music Awards, establishing her as one of America’s leading female rock vocalists. With over 30 million albums and 19 Top 40 singles to their name, Benatar/Giraldo remain a rock ‘n roll powerhouse today, selling out concerts and wowing audiences, after more than three decades of making music together.

With trademark red leather pants and bandanas to match their huge rock sound and high-energy live shows, LOVERBOY has sold more than 10 million albums and earned multi-platinum plaques for albums such as their self-titled debut LP, Get Lucky, Keep It Up and Lovin’ Every Minute of It. The string of hits include the band’s smash anthem Working For The Weekend, as well as Hot Girls In Love, Turn Me Loose, and Lovin’ Every Minute Of It. Loverboy’s continued pop culture relevance is alive and well in 2012, with recent references to the band in episodes of NBC’s hit show ’30 Rock’ and Comedy Network’s popular ‘Regular Show.’

Members of Journey will be attending the premiere of Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey, a new documentary that tells the real life rock-n-roll fairy tale story of Arnel Pineda, who was discovered on YouTube to become the band’s new lead singer. Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey, a film by director and producer Ramona S. Diaz, is a rare behind-the-scenes look at Pineda’s early life struggles and the challenges involved in becoming front man for one of America’s most beloved rock groups. The documentary premieres April 19 at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City and also will be shown at the San Francisco International Film Festival 2012 on May 3.

Journey is also teaming up with Tickets-for-Charity.com® to offer fans some of the best seats in the house for this tour to benefit outstanding charities helping to make wishes come true for children with life-threatening illnesses. These exclusive seats will be available only at http://www.ticketsforcharity.com.