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Dec182018

Neal Schon planning 2019 tour with side project Journey Through Time, featuring two ex-Journey members

Credit: Robert KnightJourney wrapped up its 2018 concert schedule with a show on Sunday in Reno, Nevada, but next year guitarist Neal Schon will at least partly be focusing on Journey Through Time, a new outfit he's formed that's inspired by his band's early music.

Journey Through Time also features founding Journey and Santana singer/keyboardist Gregg Rolie, ex-Journey drummer Deen Castronovo, bassist Marco Mendoza of Dead Daisies and Thin Lizzy, and another musician named Chris Collins. According to a recent post on Schon's Twitter feed, "Dates are being booked now [for a Journey Through Time tour] and you will hear soon!" Neal also has posted an animated poster apparently promoting the trek on Twitter that reads, "In the Beginning and Beyond: Neal Schon's Journey Through Time," along with the other band members' names.

Journey Through Time, minus Collins, made its debut at an intimate February 2018 concert in San Francisco that Neal organized to help those affected by the fires that devastated the Bay Area around that time. The group's set leaned heavily on material from Journey's first six albums, all of which featured contributions from Rolie.

Rolie and Castronovo shared vocal duties at the benefit. In a Twitter message posted beneath the aforementioned poster, Neal refers to Deen as "the baddest a** singing drummer on this planet."

On his own Twitter feed, Castronovo commented on his participation in Journey Through Time, saying, "I will do the best I can with the songs you and I love[,] grew up with, And Cherish. I'm no [Steve Perry] nor an [Arnel Pineda] but will try to honor the 'Voices' and the Legacy.. I owe you all this."

Stay tuned for more news on Schon's Journey-related side project.

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