Sunday, February 10, 2019

Neal Schon undergoes emergency gallbladder removal surgery

Journey guitarist Neal Schon underwent an emergency gallbladder removal surgery over the weekend, and the rocker shared the news via his social media sites.

"Had to go into ER last night very inflamed-infected gallbladder taken out and honestly couldn't feel better ?,” wrote Schon on February 9. “Just need a few days. I've apparently had this for the last 3 1/2 years and didn't know it! I thought it was parasites. I'm feeling better than ever. CU soon Friends!”

In a follow-up post, the rocker thanked the team at the Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, CA for their efforts.

"I'd like to thank Dr. Minnis for doing such an amazing job and all Marin General Hospital for being incredibly kind,” he added. “Ros- Keith & my beautiful wife Michaele for always continually being by my side and showing me what love really is."

Schon is scheduled to begin his “Journey Through Time” tour later this month; the series will see the Journey founder celebrate the band’s legendary catalog and classic hits, while presenting rarely-performed tracks from the band’s first three albums: 1975’s “Journey”, 1976’s “Look Into The Future”, and 1977’s “Next.”

Schon and his Journey and Santana bandmate Gregg Rolie will perform with a lineup that includes former Journey member Deen Castronovo on vocals and drums, Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake) on bass and vocals, multi-instrumentalist Marti Frederiksen and Chris Collins on guitar and keys.

Following a warm-up gig at the Jackson Rancheria Casino in Jackson, CA on February 22 and the trek’s official opening night at the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA on February 23, the lineup will play a March 1 show at The Van Buren in Phoenix, AZ and a March 2 date at The Orpheum in Los Angeles, CA.

See also:

Neal Schon expands Journey Through Time tour
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