Journey kicked off their first Las Vegas residency at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Wednesday.
The group delievered a 19-song set spanning materal from their lengthy career, opening with 1980’s “Any Way You Want It” and closing the night with 1979’s “Lovin’, ‘Touchin’, Squeezin’”.
“Journey Las Vegas” will see the band will perform 9 shows at the venue between April 29 and May 16.
Clark County declared Wednesday as Journey Las Vegas Day in the city to mark the opening of the group’s residency.
Journey are following in the footsteps of several other rockers who paved the way with successful extended Vegas runs, including Carlos Santana, Guns N’ Roses, Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Rod Stewart and Meat Loaf, among others.
Wednesday also brought news that Journey guitarist Neal Schon will release a 2CD instrumental solo album called “Vortex” on June 23.
The project sees Schon regroup with keyboardists Jan Hammer and Igor Len and former Journey drummer Steve Smith to mix elements of rock, jazz, classical and world music over an 18-song package.
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