Band: Journey, Asia
Date: Thursday, July 6, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: The Amphitheater at The Wharf
Tickets: $39.50-$100.50, available through Ticketmaster
This beachside flashback is a must for fans of ‘80’s music. British prog rockers Asia will open the evening. With some of the most unique album art in rock history, Asia began its worldwide campaign with its self-titled debut. “Heat of the Moment” served as the band’s first hit and remains in steady rotation on mainstream radio.
Asia nurtured a dedicated following that appreciates the epic grandeur of its unique style of rock. While the modern production is evident in its most recent effort, 2014’s “Gravitas,” Asia maintains the regal orchestrations that showcase its prog rock style.
Since its beginning, Journey’s West Coast rock sounds has found a new audience with each generation. Over the past few years, hits such as “Lights” and “Don’t Stop Believing” have helped this band find a place in the hearts of millennials.
The group is dominated by Journey vets Neal Schon (lead guitar), Ross Valory (bass guitar), Steve Smith (drums) and Jonathan Cain (keyboard). Based on his uncanny ability to perform Journey’s classic vocals, Schon recruited lead singer Arnel Pineda in 2008. Get ready for one of the Gulf Coast’s biggest singalongs ever.