Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The return of Journey

I still can't completely explain why I'm so jazzed about the return of a band I was never a huge fan of in the first place. But certainly the fact that they found their new singer on YouTube -- and he's both from the other side of the world and phenomenally good -- has something to do with it. Check out the footage from today's performance on the Ellen Degeneres Show below. At the end she says "Unbelievable!" and it's hard to argue.

4 comments:

Jeff Clutterbuck said...

Man, that kid has some pipes doesn't he?

Jason Warburg said...

He is so spot-on it's scary. I might have to go see these guys this summer just to catch the crowd reaction, which I would guess will be evenly split between "Unbelievable!" and "Why does Steve Perry look Filipino?"

Bruce Rusk said...

Yep he sounds just like Steve Perry. My first thought was, they have a new album due in a few weeks. It must be pretty weak for them to flog the bands singlemost overplayed track instead of showcasing new material.

Jason Warburg said...

At the end of this clip Ellen says after the commercial they're playing their new single. That clip is probably on YouTube also, but for our purposes I went with the song people are familiar with the Steve Perry version of.