Legendary rockers JOURNEY have made the decision to have Omar Hakim play drums for the band's upcoming U.S. concerts (Hollywood Bowl on Saturday, June 20 and the Stadium of Fire in Provo, Utah on Saturday, July 4), as well as the band's Canadian tour (July 6 - August 3), due to Deen Castronovo's pending issues. The group says in a statement: "We are very grateful to Omar filling in with his musical excellence."
Omar can be seen in the photo below with JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon.
According to TMZ.com, Castronovo was arrested for assault after a domestic dispute over the weekend.
Salem, Oregon police officers were called to a residence — believed to be Castronovo's —around 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 14. After entering the home, the cops arrested the musician without incident.
Castronovo was booked for assault, coercion, and menacing. He has since been released on bail.
Castronovo was previously arrested in January 2012 for allegedly assaulting his former girlfriend. He was subsequently ordered to perform 80 hours of community service and attend anger-management classes as part of a plea deal.
A representative of Castronovo's claimed at the time that the altercation was "a misunderstanding that should not have been escalated to such a level in the first place."
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