Journey cancels summer tour with the Pretenders, including August Atlanta date

Journey's Jonathan Cain, Neal Schon and Arnel Pineda. Photo credit: Robert Knight & Maryanne Bilham
Journey's Jonathan Cain, Neal Schon and Arnel Pineda. Photo credit: Robert Knight & Maryanne Bilham

Sometimes, not even “Don’t Stop Believin’” works.

Journey has canceled its summer tour with the Pretenders due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the “resulting restrictions regarding large gatherings.”

The band’s Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain and Arnel Pineda issued a joint statement that noted cancellation seemed like the best option for fans to immediately obtain refunds.

The tour was scheduled to play Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood on Aug. 13.

Tickeholders will be contacted directly by Live Nation with refund options, including full refund or receiving 150 percent credit for a future Live Nation show (and the promoter will donate the number of tickets originally purchased to health care workers).

The band’s statement said, in part, “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.”

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