NEAL SCHON Releases Hotly Anticipated, Solo Album, ‘Universe’

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JOURNEY Founder NEAL SCHON has released his highly anticipated solo album, UNIVERSE, a 15 track mixture of symphonic classical blues, R&B, soul and rock-fusion. It’s the latest release from the iconic virtuoso guitarist and composer who’s soaring melodic and soulful playing will guide you through a journey of your senses and emotions in only the way his mastery of the instrument can, where each listen feels different and fresh every time. Experience the energy, beauty, and the musical healing nature of one of the most important artists of our generation with NEAL SCHON UNIVERSE produced by Narada Michael Walden. Neal Schon joined Santana in 1971 and founded Journey in 1973, and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2017.

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Track List: 1. Something In The Heart 2. The Eye Of God 3. The Universe 4. Caruso 5. Voodoo Child 6. Third Stone From The Sun 7. Purple Rain 8. She’s For Real 9. What Has Become 10. Lights 11. Silent Voyage 12. Chrome Shuffle 13. Be Happy 14. I Believe 15. Hey Jude

Click to Order ‘Neal Schon Universe,’ Downloads include choice of MP3, WAV, or FLAC

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Neal Schon Performs with Journey on the Journey & Def Leppard 2018 Tour

Neal Schon founded Journey in 1972 and has been the only consistent member, having participated in every album and tour to date. Schon is a Grammy-nominated guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist who is not only the founding member of Journey, but was a member of Santana at the age of 15 and has performed with a variety of other acts including Bad EnglishJan HammerHSAS, and has released 10 solo albums.

Neal Schon’s guitar style has been described as soulful and melodic, infamously admired by such fellow legends as Eric Clapton and Prince.

In 2005, Neal Schon and Journey received a Star on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Neal Schon and Journey were further recognized by Billboard Magazine with the Legend Of Live Award at the 2011 Billboard Touring Conference.

Neal Schon was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 2013 and the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame as a member of Journey in 2017. Tulsa, Oklahoma Mayor G.T. Bynum honored Neal with the announcement of June 5th to be Neal Schon Day in Oklahoma. The announcement was at the Woody Guthrie Center Museum on 6/4/2017, and Neal also made an archival contribution to the Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture (OKPOP) in July.

Schon has also received honors for his philanthropic work including John HopkinsRainforest FundCalifornia Fire Relief, and numerous additional charitable foundations. He has also organized numerous fundraisers for military services and first responders.

In 2019, Neal was voted Guitar Connoisseur Fan Favorite Guitarist in a social media poll over the course of 15 rounds, consistently topping the list among his fellow legends.

Journey’s worldwide sales have reached over 100 million records, making them one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, with a wide selection of chart-topping hits like “Don’t Stop Believin­'”, the most downloaded song of the last century. The band’s album sales have resulted in twenty five gold and platinum albums and nineteen Top 40 singles in the US. The band’s Greatest Hits album is certified fifteen times Platinum, bringing Journey into the elite club of Diamond-certified album-holders.

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JOURNEY FOUNDER NEAL SCHON & his Wife MICHAELE SCHON Pursue Justice, Dealing with Concert Promoter LIVE NATION After MICHAELE SCHON Was Attacked at LIVE NATION EVENT

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JOURNEY Founder, NEAL SCHON, and his wife MICHAELE SCHON continue to pursue justice in their attempts to resolve litigation involving the shocking assault of MICHAELE by a ESG SECURITY staff hired by an LIVE NATION at the JOURNEY concert at the ALLEN COUNTY WAR MEMORIAL COLISEUM in Fort Wayne, IN on March 14, 2017. LIVE NATION is now seeking to avoid obligations assumed as the promoter of the JOURNEY 2017 Tour through a motion for summary judgment, including their obligation to ensure the safety of the members of JOURNEY and the Band’s entourage, which argument will be presented to the Court on November 6, 2020. Prior to the incident, the SCHONS had implemented direct security services for MICHAELE and JOURNEY at their own cost, but were informed that such would not be allowed and they would be required to rely on the security services provided by LIVE NATION, which exchange was witnessed by and testified to by legal representation for the SCHONS, JAMES A.QUADRA (see Affidavit from Court Record HERE).

MICHAELE has, for the previous twelve years, been at the stage filming the band’s performances and so she is a well recognized and identifiable presence among fans, crew, and staff, and is introduced nightly to security personel. Depositions by JOURNEY security staff RICHIE SURRENCY and LEO STAUB provide extensive support for the assault and negligence claims, with both security officers witnessing FRANZ putting his hands on MICHAELE, JOURNEY security staff’s response, including RICHIE’S, to rescue her, her running from the area, and FRANZ’s restraint and removal. STAUB further testified to seeing the security video showing the full assault which subsequently was altered with the incriminating footage missing, and evidentiary cameras and recording equipment now inexplicably missing from the venue (see altered video below). Depositions had been scheduled with NEAL SCHON for 10/29/2020, however, LIVE NATION has since sought to defer that deposition request of NEAL until after the 11/6/2020, rendering any further statement meaningless. Furthermore, deposition submitted by the previously untrained LIVE NATION / ESG staff member (FRANZ) in June 2019, further substantiated the claims concerning the defendant’s targeting and attack of MICHAELE.

Click HERE for testimony from the June 10th, 2019 Michael Franz (Defendant) deposition.

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JOURNEY 2020 TOUR CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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The global COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting restrictions regarding large gatherings regretfully make it impossible for Journey to tour this year. After carefully reviewing all options, the decision has been made to cancel the entire tour to make it possible for the band’s legion of hardworking fans to immediately obtain access to refund options during these unforeseen and extremely challenging times.

Journey’s founding member and guitarist Neal Schon, keyboardist Jonathan Cain and vocalist Arnel Pineda issued a joint statement today:

“There is no greater thrill for us than playing for our incredibly devoted audience, but their safety must come first. Having seen what the world has endured during the last 45 days, and not knowing what the rest of this year or 2021 will bring, we knew the right thing to do was to make sure our fans’ health was not put in jeopardy and to provide immediate access to refund options given the unexpected events caused by this terrible virus. We would like to thank all doctors, nurses, police, other first responders and essential workers for their heroic efforts; as well as our fans for doing everything possible to stay safe. We would also like to send The Pretenders our best wishes and hope to see them in the future. We will see everyone again as soon as it is safe to tour, and we will share that news as it becomes available. In the meantime, please Don’t Stop Believin’ in the wonder of life and in each other.”

Journey’s tour partners at Live Nation will ensure ticket holders will be emailed directly with their refund options including a full refund, or you can request a 150% credit + Live Nation will donate the number of tickets you originally purchased to healthcare workers on the front lines. For more details, visit livenation.com/refund. Thank you for understanding.

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JOURNEY is one of the most popular American rock bands of all time, creating some of the best-known songs in modern music. Since the group’s formation in 1973, the band has earned 19 top 40 singles and 25 Gold and Platinum albums and has sold nearly 100 million albums globally. Their Greatest Hits album is certified 15 times-Platinum, bringing Journey into the elite club of Diamond-certified award holders. The band continues to tour and record into the 21st century, performing concerts for millions of fans worldwide, and received the prestigious Billboard “Legends of Live” touring award. 2018’s massive co-headlining tour with Def Leppard was the band’s most successful tour to date, landing them in the Top 10 year-end touring chart with more than 1 million tickets sold. In 2017, Journey was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In March 2019, Journey released a live DVD/CD set from their concert at the Budokan in Tokyo, featuring the first-ever performances of the band’s “Escape” and “Frontiers” albums in their entireties. Journey received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame, and is the subject of the award-winning documentary, “‘Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey.”

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NEAL SCHON & JOE BONAMASSA Join Forces in Las Vegas!

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NEAL SCHONJOURNEY Founder, recently joined forces with JOE BONAMASSA onstage at their respective shows at The Colosseum in Las Vegas. As reported by VEGAS NEWS, on October 26th, the legendary artists first faced each other on “Lovin’ Touchin’ Squeezin”, exchanging leads for an extended version of the classic JOURNEY hit single. Then, the following evening, BONAMASSA introduced SCHON to join him for the B.B. KING song, “Nobody Loves Me But My Mother.”

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Neal Schon Performs with Journey on the Journey & Def Leppard 2018 Tour

 

Neal Schon founded Journey in 1972 and has been the only consistent member, having participated in every album and tour to date. Schon is a Grammy-nominated guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist who is not only the founding member of Journey, but was a member of Santana and has performed with a variety of other acts including Bad EnglishJan HammerHSAS and has released 10 solo albums including his latest Votex. His guitar style has been described as soulful and melodic, admired by such fellow legends as Eric Clapton and Prince,

Journey’s worldwide sales have reached over 100 million records, making them one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, with a wide selection of chart-topping hits like “Don’t Stop Believin­'”, “Any Way You Want iIt,” and “Wheel in the Sky”, among others.

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JOURNEY Founder NEAL SCHON Launches New Augmented Reality App, “StraxAR™”

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Neal Schon, Founder and legendary lead guitarist for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Band JOURNEY, has announced, with Strax Technologies Inc., the launch of a new augmented reality application, “StraxAR™”, that will combine entertainment, exclusive “sneak peek” distribution of new music and events, and present rewarding retail opportunities. Augmented Reality brings the digital world together with the physical world by “augmenting” digital content or a digital experience onto a physical object or image. In the case of “StraxAR™”, millions of Schon’s album covers, posters, and other imagery are being combined to form a network that will be able to showcase his legendary music, performances, and new material for fans around the world. “StraxAR™” also will enable Schon to change content at will, effectively “broadcasting” it across millions of target images continuously. For launch, Schon will be adding to the image library every “STOP” sign in America – the signs being one of the image targets.

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“Last week we launched our commerce site, NealSchonMusic.com, and promised more to come – today we are fulfilling our promise by delivering an exciting app that gives the fans a whole new way to get closer to what we are doing,” said Schon, “the platform will allow us to very quickly release material worldwide and share it in this unique way, combining it with all kinds of rewarding experiences for our fans.”

“Neal has incredible insight into how people think and feel and a creative mind that never stops” said Eric Singleton, CTO of Strax Technologies, “during the development process it was invaluable to have his feedback as we brought the whole concept together to deliver an experience fans will want to have again and again.”

“The opportunity to film Neal Schon and Journey Through Time in the studio has been incredible, requiring a new production approach for AR, capturing the authenticity of the moment”, said Lee West, creative officer for Strax.

To use the application, one simply launches it on their device (iPhone or Android) and points it at the “target” image. In seconds the experience begins. There is an “Image Targets” button in the app that references which images are active (at the moment every major album cover that Neal Schon has played on, and any STOP sign in the country too).

“This approach to augmented reality delivers a powerful expression of music and entertainment in the real world the user is immersed in,” said Alan Mariotti, technologist and cybersecurity advisor for Strax Technologies, “its simplicity and ability to deliver multiple experiences quickly jumps over earlier boundaries.”

To see the “Neal Schon Collection,” visit *www.nealschoncollection.com*

For more information on Strax Technologies Inc. please visit: www.straxart.com

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Neal Schon founded Journey in 1972 and has been the only consistent member, having participated in every album and tour to date. Schon is a Grammy-nominated guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist who is not only the founding member of Journey, but was a member of Santana and has performed with a variety of other acts including Bad English, Jan Hammer, HSAS and has released 10 solo albums including his latest Votex. His guitar style has been described as soulful and melodic, admired by such fellow legends as Eric Clapton and Prince, who reportedly asked for Schon’s blessing to release “Purple Rain”, which echoed a similar sound to Journey’s “Faithfully”.

Journey’s worldwide sales have reached over 100 million records, making them one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, with a wide selection of chart-topping hits like “Don’t Stop Believin­'”, “Open Arms”, “Lights”, “Faithfully”, and “When You Love a Woman”, among others.

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