JOURNEY kicked off its first-ever, nine-show residency, "Journey Las Vegas", at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada this past Wednesday night (April 29) . The residency, produced exclusively by AEG Live Las Vegas, continues through Saturday, May 16.
More than two dozen photos of the opening-night concert — courtesy of Erik Kabik of the Kabik Photo Group — can be seen below. Also available is fan-filmed video footage of the performance.
Band members Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain, Ross Valory, Deen Castronovo and Arnel Pineda had the entire crowd on their feet as they kicked the night off with "Any Way You Want It". Throughout the high-energy, hit-filled, two-hour performance, concertgoers sang along to some of their favorite JOURNEY songs, including "Open Arms", "Separate Ways", "Stone In Love" and many more. Fans were also treated to guitar solos by Schon, a keyboard medley from Cain and some lead vocals by Castronovo. Before their encore performance of "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'", JOURNEY performed its timeless global mega-hit "Don't Stop Believin'" as confetti dropped from the ceiling and poured over the crowd. The band plans to change up the set list so concertgoers experience a variety of songs at all of the shows.
Hotel guests were also surprised with JOURNEY-themed activations throughout the entire property. From casino felt tables, building wraps, staff shirts and more, Hard Rock Hotel made sure to embrace its rock 'n' roll culture by making JOURNEY band members and fans feel as if they were home. Those who dined or received spa treatments were also wowed with "Journey Las Vegas" specials such as the "Faithfully" cocktail at all casino bars; the "Any Way You Want It" Slow Roasted Prime Rib entrée at 35 Steaks + Martinis; the "Wheel In The Sky" Blackened Chicken Pita Sandwich at Mr. Lucky's Café; and more. All restaurants, casino bars and Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon will continue to highlight JOURNEY's legendary hits with band-inspired specials throughout the remainder of the residency.
Produced exclusively by AEG Live, "Journey Las Vegas"'s remaining eight shows take place at The Joint on May 1, 2, 6, 8, 9, 13, 15 and 16. Tickets start at $59.50 (plus applicable service fees) and are on sale at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, online at www.axs.com/journeylasvegas or by calling 888.9.AXS.TIX.
For VIP ticket packages, including premium seating options, please contact [email protected]
For groups of 12 or more, please call 702.693.4017 or contact [email protected]
Photo credit: Erik Kabik of the Kabik Photo Group