Neal Schon says that fans can expect a JOURNEY/DEF LEPPARD tour announcement “soon.”
The JOURNEY guitarist made the comment while revealing on Instagram that he would appear as a guest at tonight’s (Sunday, January 14) “G3” concert at the Fox Theater in Oakland, California. The “G3” tour features Joe Satriani, DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen and DREAM THEATER axeman John Petrucci.
“Going to be guesting at G3 this Sunday with Joe, John and Phil,” he wrote. “See you there. #guitar @nealschon @journeymusicofficial @defleppard @joesatriani @jpetimages @therealphilcollen Journey and Def Leppard comin’ soon!”
Last week, JOURNEY drummer Steve Smith apparently confirmed to the Marin Independent Journal that his band will embark on a six-month tour with DEF LEPPARD in May. The trek, which is expected to include around 60 dates, will likely be announced at the end of this coming week, possibly on Thursday, January 18, when Schon and DEF LEPPARD singer Joe Elliott are scheduled to promote the tour with media outlets in New York City.
DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell hinted at the upcoming tour announcement during a January 10 appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada. “Busy, busy year for DEF LEPPARD this year,” Campbell said. “A big announcement coming in about a week or so about that.”