legendary rock group Journey will be coming to town in august and ticketmaster had their pre-sale for the Raleigh show today. and as you may have guessed, I just got two tickets. I’m planning on taking my ten year old to the show - his first rock concert. I think it’ll be fun for him. the added bonus is to be able to see and support asian lead singer Arnel Pineda fronting Journey. I don’t know of any other mainstream rock band that features an asian frontman so this will be unique and exciting to see. there has been some great buzz from their initial shows in Chile and Las Vegas so I’m looking forward to the show. I wasn’t that thrilled with the ticket prices (plus all the extra ticketmaster surcharges!!) but what can ya do? I guess they can justify the price b/c this is a packaged tour. yup, Cheap Trick and Heart are also on the bill. boy, my ten year old’s first concert. If I remember correctly, my first concert happened way back in high school when a friend of mine’s dad was the head of security at a local university and he got us free VIP box seats to see none other than… *wait for it* … The Monkees. ha! It makes me laugh just thinking about it. it was their reunion tour back in ‘86 I think and they were packaged with Herman’s Hermits and Gary Puckett. but alas it wasn’t a *true* Monkees reunion since they were missing Mike Nesmith. ahh, memories…

check out Journey (with Arnel Pineda) performing Separate Ways live in Chile:

Journey’s brand new album, Revelation, will be released June 3rd exclusively through Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club.