released their very first self titled album in 1975 after which Tickner left the group. The second album "Look into the Future" was released one year later. Initially, both the albums did not receive good response. Columbia Records suggested the band to change their music style all together. The band transitioned their musical genre to a totally new popular style that resembled that of Foreigner
the band. In 1977, the band decided to embark on a tour with Robert Fleischman.
The collaboration resulted in the hit Wheel in the Sky
, however soon Fleischman left the band due to some differences.
, the director of Journey
hired a new drummer in the band and in 1979, the band released their album "Evolution". The album featured their very first single named Lovin’ Touchin’ Squeezin
’ to reach Billboard Hot 100
list in the top twenties. This new found success by the band provided them with a whole new fan following, and they embarked on the Departure tour in 1980, which was a great success. The early 80’s era is considered as the most successful one for Journey. They reached to greater heights and enjoyed the status for quite some time. That was the era when the band’s top selling album "Escape" was released. Till date, the album has been announced nine times platinum. The album remained on the top of the charts throughout the month it was released. To listen to its tracks live get your Journey 2015 tickets
The album included three top hit songs named Don’t Stop Believin’, Who’s Cryin’ Now
and Open Arms
. Because of their rising fame, the band sold the rights of their music and likeness to be included in two game, Journey Escape for Atari 2600 and Journey an arcade game by Midway. "Frontiers", the next album by the band was released in 1983 and yet again received critical acclaim, continuing the group’s journey down the success road. The album made it to number 2 at album charts and featured four tracks that made it to Top 40 charts. During this time, the band was known as one of the top touring bands across the globe. A documentary on the band by the name "Frontiers and Beyond" was released by NFL Films. That was when the band went on a "stadium tour" for the album.
went on hiatus after Frontiers as some of the members wanted to pursue solo projects. Between their long hiatus, Columbia Records managed to release three compilations including "Greatest Hits Album" in 1988. Reunion of the band took place in 1995. Before that, Cain, Schon and Perry gave a combined performance of Lights
in a tribute concert in 1991. Four years later, the line up that was the creator of Frontiers and Escape reunited to bring to their fans a brand new album by the name "Trial by Fire" in 1996. The song When You Love a Woman
from the album made it to Billboard
charts and was also nominated for Grammy Award
. Although there have been many ups and downs, the Journey
still goes on, and if you wish to attend their live concert, catch all the hits through the years by booking your Journey tickets