Wednesday, April 27, 2011

VIDEO: Journey’s ‘Eclipse’ promo package

Journey fans won’t have to wait much longer for the band’s new album, “Eclipse.”

The disc is set for release in the US and Canada on May 24th, exclusively at Walmart, and beginning June 3rd in Europe on Frontiers Records.

The 12 tracks were written over the past 18 months by the core team of guitarist Neal Schon and keyboard player Jonathan Cain, with collaboration from singer Arnel Pineda.

“You know, I think it’s our new 'Escape' [1981], our new 'Frontiers' [1983] just brought up to date,” says Schon. “We travelled in some different places and we weren’t afraid of it. I think the result is great: it’s more of a mystical record than a pop record. There’s a lot of hooks, but there’s a lot of power, and there’s a lot of orchestration. It’s real cinematic-sounding; everything is real big, like the places we’re about to play.”

Journey kick off their tour on June 4 with a series of UK dates featuring Foreigner and Styx; following that, Journey hit North America with Foreigner and Night Ranger for at least the next three months, starting July 21 in Salt Lake City.

The band has released their EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for “Eclipse” – check out it:

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Journey – Eclipse ( EPK) (2011)

See also:

Journey: Eclipse track listing announced
Journey announce US tour with Foreigner, Night Ranger
VIDEO: Journey debut 5 new songs from ‘Eclipse’
Ex-Journey singer Steve Perry working on new music
New Journey album due in May
Journey: ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ biography due in May