Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Journey to receive Billboard’s Legend Of Live Award

Journey will receive the "Legend of Live" award at the 2011 Billboard Touring Awards, which are taking place November 10 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York.

The awards are part of the Billboard Touring Conference, happening on the 9th and 10th.

Billboard reports the award honors groups or individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to live music and the touring business, and acknowledges the recipients' commitment to the art of performing live and reaching fans through the concert experience.

Journey remains a hugely successful touring band, having sold nearly 1 million tickets and averaging more than $600,000 a night at the box office on this year's "Eclipse" tour, according to Billboard Boxscore.

"I'm so honored to come to New York to represent the band for all the years and dedication that everyone's given," Journey guitarist and founding member Neal Schon says of the honor.

Previous award recipients include Rush (2010), Ozzy Osbourne (2009), the Allman Brothers Band (2008), pioneering agent Frank Barsalona (2007), Sir Elton John (2006), Cellar Door Concerts founder Jack Boyle (2005) and promoter Michael Cohl (2004).

Journey will release a new compilation, “Greatest Hits Vol. 2” on November 1; the package features singles and album tracks recorded between 1978 and 1996.

Journey Journey

Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’
NBC – Today Show – July 29, 2011

Journey – Wheel In The Sky
The Summit - Houston, TX – November 6, 1981

See also:

Journey: Steve Perry has open invitation to join them on stage
VIDEO: Journey rock NBC’s Today Show
VIDEO: Journey featured on CBS Sunday Morning
VIDEO: Journey – City Of Hope
VIDEO: James Durbin rocks Journey classic with Steel Panther
VIDEO: Journey’s ‘Eclipse’ promo package
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