Sunday, June 1, 2014

VIDEO: Steve Perry performs Journey classics with EELS in Washington

Former Journey singer Steve Perry joined alternative rock band EELS in Washington, DC on Saturday to perform a pair of classic tunes from his old band, marking the second time he’s done so in the past week.

The crowd at The Lincoln Theater saw Perry take the stage with EELS for a tune and the Sam Cooke tune “Only Sixteen”, before launching into Journey classics “Open Arms” and “Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’.”

Perry has released video of his entrance to the stage, and fan-filmed footage of the 4-song performance has surfaced.

Last week, Perry teamed up with EELS in St. Paul, Minnesota for his first live performance in almost 20 years – watch that here.

Following Perry’s return to the live stage, current Journey frontman Arnel Pineda said the singer should reunite with his old band.

A fan tweeted Pineda a link to video of Perry’s performance in St. Paul, to which he replied, “He should come back. His voice is still there. [I] missed that voice."

The dialogue continued, with Pineda offering up more thoughts on the subject.

"It will be cool if [Steve would] come to one of your shows and just come up and sing with you guys. That will definitely be epic, wrote the fan. "He can take over too,” replied Pineda. “It's his righteous place anyway. [I] wanna see them happy together."

Journey had their most successful commercial period with Perry, who joined the group in 1977; a string of multi-platinum albums followed before he left the band in 1998.

See also:

Journey singer says Steve Perry should reunite with band
VIDEO: Steve Perry performs Journey classics with EELS
Journey planning new album
Journey guitarist Neal Schon releases new solo album
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