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Journey tribute band to play Oct. 19 at SMCPA
Wednesday, 02 October 2019 21:06

From Staff Reports

FRANKLIN — DEPARTURE, The Journey Tribute Band will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts.

Regarding the tribute band, the SMCPA noted in an event promotion, “After 8 years together, DEPARTURE has become the most-respected Journey tribute band in the nation. 

“DEPARTURE replicates the look, sound and feel of the original ‘80s rock super group. The five band members are from the original line-up and have been together from the very beginning. 

“These veteran musicians have developed an amazing on-stage chemistry and pride themselves on giving their audience an incredible high-energy, qualitative stage show from start to finish. 

“DEPARTURE plays all the hit songs that everyone knows and loves and was voted ‘Best Local Entertainer’ for 2011, 2012 and 2014 by Gwinnett Magazine. 

“Performing approximately100 shows annually, DEPARTURE brings the very best of Journey to audiences of all ages.” the SMCPA noted.

Journey, a rock band formed in San Francisco in 1973, was comprised of former members of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch. The band has gone through several phases; its strongest commercial success occurred between 1978 and 1987, when Steve Perry was lead vocalist.

Among Journey’s top hits were 1981’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” and two from 1983 — “Faithfully” and “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart).”



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