Neal Schon says that he will stop making overtures to former JOURNEY singer Steve Perry about a possible reunion.
“I’m gonna not say anything more about it,” he told AZ Central in a new interview. “I’ve gone way out on a limb in so many different ways and all I can tell you is that he’s not contacted me to have that coffee yet. So I’m just gonna give it a rest.”
Perry, who hasn’t played a full show with JOURNEY in more than three decades, returned last fall with his first solo record since the ’90s, “Traces”.
“Did I listen to his record?” Schon said. “Yeah, I listened to his record. And I hear a lot of emotion in it. I understood where the record was coming from and I thought he sounded very good. I said, ‘Well, if we ever got together, I definitely know where I’d go with him, in more of a blues and R&B thing.’ But I’m just gonna leave it alone because it just seems like he wants to have his own time to do things and not have a bunch of people talking to him about ‘Are you gonna get together with Neal?
Are you gonna do JOURNEY?’ And all those answers are always, ‘No. No. No. No.’ But then every once in a while, he says something that gives you the feeling that he’s open to it. But after a while, you just have to leave things alone and let them take their own course.”
As for JOURNEY‘s future, Schon said: “We’ve already committed to a tour in 2020 with some dates this year. We’re doing a residency in Vegas in October and we have a couple corporate shows and a couple other things before that. But the rest of the year is off.”