Further details are set to be announced
Journey has announced Freedom, it’s long-awaited next album, is coming this year. Guitarist and founder Neal Schon shared an image on social media that features the band’s iconic logo and the 15 song track listing.
“Teaser … it’s coming and it’s loaded @journeymusicofficial @nealschon @bmg_us @frontiersmusicsrl,” he captions with the image.
The album includes “The Way We Used To Be,” the band’s first new track with revamped lineup that includes Schon, Jonathan Cain, Arnel Pineda, former bassist and American Idol judge Randy Jackson, Jason Derlatka, and Narada Michael Walden. The song was produced by Walden with co-production by Schon and Jonathan Cain.
Additional album details are expected soon, including a release date. The album marks the band’s first LP since 2011’s Eclipse.
The band is slated to launch Freedom Tour 2022 with Toto. The diamond-selling Rock & Roll Hall of Famers will take the stage in 40 cities across North America with their catalog of global chart-topping hits. The trek was slated to include Billy Idol, but has Toto performing at all dates as Idol recovers from an ailment.
The tour follows Journey’s December six-show Las Vegas residency at the Theater at Virgin Hotels.