Friday, November 11, 2011

Journey honored with Legend Of Live Award

Journey received the Legend Of Live Award Thursday night at the 2011 Billboard Touring Awards in New York, part of the Billboard Touring Conference.

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. reports Journey's Neal Schon and Ross Valory paid tribute to the whole reason the concert industry exists - the fans.

"This last year was by far the best," said Journey co-founder Schon, the only member who has been in the band for its entire 38-year existence. "It's all about the fans, all about the music. We've always been about the performance, writing good songs. Arnel Pineda brought us back into the forefront, really regenerated us. There's really no end to it. We have worked our asses off this year."

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 recently released a new compilation, “Greatest Hits Vol. 2”; the collection features singles and album tracks recorded between 1978 and 1996.

Journey Journey

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

See also:

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VIDEO: Journey’s ‘Eclipse’ promo package
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