Journey, Toto hit State Farm Arena April 25, 2022

Journey, with opener Toto, will be at State Farm Arena April 25, 2021. Tickets are on sale now starting at $49. AJC FILE
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Journey, with opener Toto, will be at State Farm Arena April 25, 2021. Tickets are on sale now starting at $49. AJC FILE

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Tickets go on sale Nov. 19.

CORRECTION This story originally stated that Journey’s opening act would be Billy Idol. He is part of the tour except for a couple of April dates, including Atlanta. Why? Idol is appearing a few days later at Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Festival at Central Park.

Journey is coming to State Farm Arena in Atlanta on April 25, 2022.

Tickets went on sale Friday, Nov. 19. Ticket prices range from $49 to $150.

Journey, a classic rock staple that has been touring arenas for decades, was last seen live in Atlanta at what was then called SunTrust Park in 2018 and is now Truist. Over the past 15 years, they have performed at Music Midtown 2013 at Piedmont Park and venues now called Ameris Bank Amphitheatre in Alpharetta, Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park and Gas South Arena in Duluth.

The band, which includes Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain and Randy Jackson, has relied on lead singer Arnel Pineda, who was found on YouTube and has been touring with the band since 2007. Steve Perry, who sang their primary hits, hasn’t toured with the band in 23 years.

2007 was the same year “The Sopranos” featured the band’s hit song “Don’t Stop Believin’” in its series finale, elevating its popularity in recent years. It was ranked No. 133 of all time on the most recent Rolling Stone Top 500 songs of all time. It was not even on the top 500 list in 2004.

Expect Journey’s set list to include hits such as “Separate Ways,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Open Arms,” “Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’” and “Faithfully.”

While Billy Idol is opening for most of the tour, Toto will be joining Journey for the State Farm date. (Idol will be at the Shaky Knees Festival at Central Park in Atlanta a few days later.)

Toto will certainly play its signature song “Africa,” which has gotten only more popular in recent years with Weezer covering the tune in 2018. Other radio staples Toto will likely play include “Hold the Line,” “I’ll Be Over You” and “Georgy Porgy.”

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