The journey of Journey from arena rock headliners to karaoke mainstays took 12 lineup changes, two indefinite hiatuses, one “chronic throat infection,” and the replacement of American Idol judge Randy Jackson as a backing bassist. Now, with Filipino singer Arnel Pineda imitating Steve Perry’s soaring crescendos, trekking all the way to Long Island to see original members Neil Shcon and Russ Valory might not seem worth it, but don’t stop believing. The addition of ’70s band Heart as openers, whose fiery Wilsons have to be the best sistah singers since the Andrews, sweetens the deal. Plus for the kitsch curiosity factor alone, that’s “Faithfully” and “Barracuda” in one night!
Mon., Aug. 31, 7 p.m., 2009
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 25, 2009