Rock band Journey starts its nine-date residency at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel Wednesday, April 29 through Saturday, May 16. What can fans expect? We sat down with founder Neal Schon, who plays lead guitar and sings backing vocals, to talk about the show. Schon was in the midst of recording with singer and legendary guitarist
What are you planning to do with your nine-date set at the Hard Rock Hotel?
We'll be mixing it up. We have a lot of songs in our repertoire. We'll be recording and filming all nine shows for a hopeful DVD. When you film and record, you don't want to record the same songs, so we'll be playing a lot from the past.
Are you going to do something special that you can't do on tour?
We have five or six songs everybody wants to hear, and we will throw things at you. Five or six songs are mandatory in the set every night. After that, everything else is moveable. We'll have five or six other songs in the next show.
What about the set itself?
We are going to come in with our production crew with these amazing lights and an amazing screen in the back. The sound is the most important thing.