Rock Band Journey Plays In Vegas

By | June 4, 2001 at 12:00 AM

Members of rock band Journey say they’ve got a lot in common with Las Vegas, where they headlined over the weekend.

Neither is new and both have been evolving over the decades.

“Vegas has evolved into a world-class place for entertainment,” said Journey’s new lead singer, Steve Augeri, who joined the band in 1998.

Journey, which consists of three of its original members from the 1970s and a new drummer, is also setting off for “new frontiers,” Augeri added.

Guitarist Neal Schon, an original member, referred to Las Vegas as New York City on steroids. “No one ever sleeps,” he said.

Schon likes to hit the casinos’ slot machines when he’s in town but Augeri said he just likes to find a pool to lounge by.

Journey headlined for the Junefest 9 event that also featured Styx, Bad Company, Night Ranger, Billy Squier and Molly Hatchet.

The band’s 18th album, “Arrival,” was released in April.

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