Journey and Def Leppard’s massive 58-city tour, comes to the Northwest this weekend! The bands will play the Gorge at George, Wa on Sept. 29th and Portlands Moda Center Sept 28th. Journey co-founder Neal Schon was quoted saying “These co-headlining Journey/Def Leppard dates will be epic classic rock shows. So many hits. It will be great to see you all, friends!” Bandmate Jonathan Cain added: “We are all anxious to share our sound with the world again and, along with Def Leppard, we are part of a world-class package to the rock stage that spans decades and represents a multi-platinum legacy.”
Listen to 104.7 KDUX “The Rock of the Coast” this Thursday at 7:20am and will tell you how to win our LAST pair of tickets to the Gorge show.
Also, Def Leppard have released their entire back catalogue on streaming services for the very first time.
A dispute over royalty payments between the Sheffield outfit and Universal Music – who own the rights to the original recordings – has meant classic albums such as Pyromania and Hysteria have never been available on sites such as Spotify and Apple Music… until now.
Frontman Joe Elliott explains: “We tried to do a deal many years ago, but it didn’t work out, so we just waited and bided our time.
“Record labels, or any kind of institution like this, keep the same name, but every 18 months you can have totally different people.
“We were just very fortunate that the people at Universal at the moment were very onside to doing this deal. We sat down with them and basically just batted the stuff back and forth until we all settled on what we thought was a fair deal.”