Monday, August 27, 2012

Journey to play Republican National Convention

Journey have been hired to perform at the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Thursday night.

"It's an RNC event, but not one to endorse any candidate or party," a source tells E! News. "I believe Journey and also Zac Brown [also on Thursday] are described as nonpartisan but they aren't aware of any of the details themselves. To Journey, it's simple, one of hundreds of private [events] they get hired to do."

The source confirms that the band will be paid $500,000 to perform.

Journey kicked off the current leg of its 2012 tour last month in Southern California; the trek is scheduled to run through December, with most dates featuring special guests Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and Loverboy.

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