City of the Angels,
The curtain-raising concert will advance a pop music schedule that's filling up. Also slated to appear throughout the summer at the landmark outdoor venue are Basement Jaxx,
As for Journey: as always these days, of course, the band will be absent its longtime vocal asset Steve Perry, who long ago stopped performing with the band. In his place, founding members Neal Schon and Ross Valory will be joined by longtime members Jonathan Cain and Deen Castronovo and the miraculously on-spot singer Arnel Pineda.
Close your eyes and Pineda's a ringer, and as such, Journey's takes on classics including "Open Arms," "Any Way You Want It," "Faithfully" and "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'" sound as bombastically majestic as ever.