Journey with Front man, Arnel Pineda, Rocked Sold-Out Concert in Las Vegas; Carlos Santana and Greg Rollie Jams with the Band on Encore

Journey with front man, Arnel Pineda, rocked two sold-out concerts in Las Vegas last August 28 & 29, 2013. The concerts were at the Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms. Las Vegas was part of Journey’s 2013 Live Tour.

Journey performed songs from the ‘dirty dozen’ and the old time favorites. The set list included the following songs:

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Arnel Pineda performs in Las Vegas, Image credit: Las Vegas Sun

Separate Ways” – The band started their gig with this rocking love song classic.
Anyway You Want It
Send Her My Love It
Chain Reaction”
Only the Young”
Stone in Love
Stay a While” – This was well-applauded (all of the songs were well applauded, but this one was special). It was an acoustic performance by Arnel Pineda and Neal Schon.
Lights
La Do Da Do Day
Escape
Dead or Alive
Faithfully
Be Good to Yourself
Don’t Stop Believin’”

Encore:

Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’”
La Raza del Sol

On the last leg of Journey’s performance,  Carlos Santana, Santana band’s founder, and Greg Rollie, Journey’s former keyboard player and soloist, jammed with the band. It was a rare performance that has never happened before, even during the early Journey days of previous lead vocalist Steve Perry. It was a momentous event!

Here are some pictures from Las Vegas Sun.

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Journey in Las Vegas with Carlos Santana and Greg Rollie, Image credit: Las Vegas Sun
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Arnel Pineda performs in Las Vegas, Image credit: Las Vegas Sun
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Arnel Pineda performs his famous high jump in Las Vegas, Image credit: Las Vegas Sun

You can view more awesome pictures of Journey’s performances on Las Vegas Sun, and on Arnel’s official Facebook Account. You could also connect with the international rocker himself on Twitter; @arnelpineda.

Journey has four more gigs to go, and they would be wrapping up their Europe and North American Live Tour for 2013.

For the complete list of past and future shows, videos and pictures, you can visit Arnel Pineda’s website.

For more than 3 decades now, Journey is still rocking the world stage because of its Filipino lead vocalist, Arnel Pineda, who is touted to have the most charismatic personality, converting most of the hard-core Journey fans to the new ‘edition’ of Journey, now the world band.

Arnel’s powerful voice and stage presence makes the band more alive on stage and the genuine camaraderie the band members; Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain, Deen Castronovo, Ross Valory and Arnel Pineda demonstrate on stage is palpable. Reportedly, a new album is being conceived.  Fans hope the album would materialize in 2015.

As always, the audience in Las Vegas was mesmerized with Arnel Pineda’s performance. Here’s one fan reaction from Cora Goldner Belsher:


“Hey we just met in the Palms Casino an hour ago.
Thank you so much for letting me have a picture with you! We saws your concert last night, you are amazing in so many ways. Wonderfully gifted voice, endless energy, how do you jump that high! Your connection with the audience is magical. You make the concert so much fun, and you are such a gracious guy, thank you again! YOU ROCK!! but I guess you know that.”

 

Indeed, Journey is here to stay.

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