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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame bands announce San Antonio show

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — A pair of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees have added the Alamo City to their upcoming tour.

Journey and The Pretenders are planning a 5 month tour across North America with a stop in San Antonio scheduled for September 2nd, 2020.

Journey was first formed in San Francisco in 1973 by guitarist Neal Schon and keyboard player/singer Gregg Rolie.

After releasing 3 albums that failed to make an impact, the group added singer Steve Perry in 1978. The band became a strong rock radio presence soon afterwards with “Lights”, “Wheel in the Sky” and “Anyway You Want It”.

In 1981, they became one of the biggest bands in American when they released their album “Escape”.

It became their first and so far only number one album with the hits “Who’s Crying Now”, “Don’t Stop Believin’ ” and “Open Arms”.

The band went on hiatus in 1987 but reunited 10 years later. Singer Steve Perry eventually left the band for good but Journey continues with current lead singer Arnel Pineda. Founding member Neal Schon is still with the band along with Jonathan Cain, Ross Vallory and Steve Smith.

The Pretenders formed in England in 1978 by James Honeyman-Scott, Pete Farndon, Martin Chambers and Ohio born Chrissie Hynde.

They’re best known for “Brass In Pocket”, ” Back on The Chain Gang” and “My City Was Gone”.

Honeyman-Scott and Farndon passed away in the early 1980’s but Hynde and Chambers are still in the band.

Tickets for the San Antonio show will go on sale Friday, November 8th.


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