Friday, December 9, 2022

Journey hires Def Leppard manager

Journey has hired Def Leppard manager Mike Kobayashi.

According to Billboard, the manager has confirmed that he was “just hired”, as he takes over from player-managers Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain after a roller-coaster year.

Journey – who grossed $39.9 million on its 2022 North American arena tour – have been making headlines lately for their internal issues, including a trademark dispute with former singer Steve Perry and a legal battle between Schon and Cain over financial issues.

The group issued their latest album, “Freedom”, in July, and have just released “Live In Concert At Lollapalooza”, which features the band’s headlining set at Lollapalooza in Chicago, IL in July of 2021.

Journey recently announced dates for the 2023 Freedom tour of North America, which also celebrates the group’s 50th anniversary since their formation in San Francisco, CA in 1973; the series – with special guests Toto – will begin in late January.

Get your copy of “Freedom” here and “Journey: Live In Concert At Lollapalooza” here.

See also:

Neal Schon comments on Journey financial dispute with Jonathan Cain
Jonathan Cain responds to Neal Schon lawsuit over Journey finances
Neal Schon sues Jonathan Cain over Journey financial dispute
Journey stream Any Way You Want It from Lollapalooza live package
Search Journey at hennemusic