On October 11, 2011 (CableMuse.com)
- Journey preformed at the Hollywood Bowl to a sold out audience of over 18,000.The show was fresh with new lead singer
Arnel Pineda, an energetic talented tenor. His voice sounds a lot like Steve Perry. Arnel's words are a little crisper in
pronunciation. He is from the Philippians and he's younger than Steve Perry.
has something different and unique he has brought passion and soul to the songs from Journey...The reason for this was Arnel
had a hard life for 2 years when he was a teenager he was homeless sleeping on park benches collecting scrap metal and signing
just to get food to eat. Living on the streets made him humble and he strove harder to have things us Americans at times take
for granted. When Arnel sang at the concert he brought a new level of passion to the songs and a new fan base, the Asian community.
Arnel started singing at clubs in his late teens and became a lead singer
for a cover band called "The Zoo" in Manila, Philippians. He was discovered on a "You Tube" video singing
in a club by Neal Schon of Journey. During this time Journey had new songs written and ready for a new tour but they did not
have a lead singer so Journey had to hold many auditions and did not find the right person. At a time when Neal was about
to give up he was a hit on "You Tube" and discovered a video by Arnel singing a cover song (see
end of article for Video), the very next song was a song from Journey his vocals
were amazing and this had Neil's attention. Neal called the rest of the members of the band and had them look on "You
Tube" it was very late in the night but the band agreed they had to talk to him and had to have Arnel come to the states
concerts have a single opening act but Journey had two, they were "Night Ranger" and "Foreigner". Both
bands played their greatest hits and had very impressive video images playing on big screens behind the bands timed well with
the music that was being played at the time.