The rock band Journey is at the halfway point of its nine-date mini-residency at the Hard Rock Hotel and now the group has a place to show off some of the most memorable pieces from their 42-year career. Plus, fans can buy some of lead guitarist Neal Schon’s personal collection of guitars.
The resort unveiled the memorabilia case on Wednesday in honor of the band’s residency at The Joint.
Memorabilia curators Warwick Stone and Beau Dobney put together the display that includes lead guitarist Neal Schon’s Paul Reed Smith custom guitar and Jordan Betten-designed leather pants and jacket; keyboardist Jonathan Cain’s sequential circuits “Prophet 5” keyboard used on “Faithfully,” “Open Arms” and “Who’s Crying Now;” bass player Ross Valory’s early ’80s Steinberger bass guitar used mainly for the Frontiers album and tour; drummer Deen Castronovo’s custom DW snare drums used on tours and the Arrival, Red 13 and Generations albums; and lead singer Arnel Pineda’s leather vest, red pants and white Converse sneakers worn during the 2009 “Live in Manila” performance.
Fans can also find a Hollywood Walk of Fame star, a plaque “Today” show anchor Matt Lauer presented to the group during its performance on the show, the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame induction award presented to the band this week and more.
Schon has his own display case at the resort with four custom guitars from his personal collection on view. But the big difference here is that these piece are up for sale. The collection ranges from $40,000 to $125,000 and if a fan purchases one during Journey’s residency, the buyer gets to meet Schon and receive a replica Journey Platinum record.
To see and even play the guitars, call (702) 693-5000.
Tickets are still available for the May 8, 13 and 15 shows and start at $59.50. The May 9 and May 16 shows are sold out.
Tickets: AXS, (888) 929-7849