MEDIA ALERT ** MEDIA ALERT ** MEDIA ALERT**
JOURNEY TO PERFORM AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL 2015 OPENING NIGHT CONCERT
Proceeds for the Season-Opening Event Benefit the Los Angeles Philharmonic and its Education and Community Programs
JOURNEY will perform for the 2015 Hollywood Bowl Opening Night Concert, Saturday, June 20, at 8 PM. The ever-popular and enduring rock band performs a full set with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, led by Principal Conductor Thomas Wilkins, marking the group’s first-ever performance with an orchestra.
The Opening Night Concert also features performances by the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA). The evening concludes with a spectacular fireworks show.
Journey – original members Neal Schon (guitars, backing vocals) and Ross Valory (bass, backing vocals); long-term members Jonathan Cain (keyboards, backing vocals) and Deen Castronovo (drums, percussion, backing vocals); and lead singer, Arnel Pineda – has had three highly successful appearances at the Bowl since 2006. Since the group’s formation in 1973, Journey has earned 19 Top 40 singles and 25 Gold and Platinum albums. With easily recognizable hits such as “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Open Arms,” and “Faithfully,” the band’s Opening Night performance promises to be an exciting kick-off to the summer of 2015.
Journey sees its music become more popular as the years go on. In a career spanning four decades, Journey is blazing hotter than ever and has reached heights that few artists can reach these days, with its Greatest Hits album earning more than 15-million in sales. Through the years, Journey has kept the music alive with airplay and a touring schedule most bands can’t, or won’t, match. And the TV and film exposure of “Don’t Stop Believin’” has helped to make the song the No. 1 digital catalog song in history, with track sales of 6.4 million in the U.S. For more information, visit www.journeymusic.com.
HOLLYWOOD BOWL ORCHESTRA
THOMAS WILKINS, conductor
YOUTH ORCHESTRA LOS ANGELES (YOLA)
SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 2015, 8 PM
2301 N. Highland Avenue in Hollywood
Proceeds from the evening benefit the LA Phil and its education and community programs, which reach more than 120,000 children, teachers and adults every year.
HOW TO PURCHASE:
Patron packages for this annual benefit concert include a VIP pre-concert reception at 5 PM, followed by a gourmet dinner prepared by Patina and served in guest boxes prior to the concert. Proceeds benefit the Los Angeles Philharmonic and its education and community programs. Opening Night Concert patron packages ($2,300 to $15,750) may be purchased through the LA Phil’s Special Events office. Please call 213.972.3051 for details and reservations. Tickets for the concert only ($25 - $155), which begins at 8 PM, are on sale via 5 or more purchase starting March 17, or single tickets, starting May 3, online at HollywoodBowl.com, at the Hollywood Bowl box office, through Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000, and by credit card phone order at 323.850.2000.
Anna Loynes, 818.761.7159, firstname.lastname@example.org