We previously reported on the unfortunate legal troubles plaguing Journey drummer Deen Castronovo and you can read our previous blog here. In news just handed down in conjunction with the announcement for an extensive 2016 tour it is now being reported by our colleagues at Ultimateclassicrock.com and Blabbermouth.net that Steve Smith, who last performed with Journey in the 90s, is re-joining the band.

Steve Smith in his earlier Journey days
Steve Smith in his earlier Journey days

Journey’s tour, dubbed the San Francisco Fest 2016, kicks of on May 12, 2016, in Irvine, California, and it runs through August 30 when it concludes in Chula Vista, California. Joining Journey on this tour are The Doobie Brothers with special guest Dave Mason.

Smith is as solid a pick as Journey could have made and it will interesting to see S.S. transform his technical and multi-style self that he perfected since departing Journey back to a more rocking style that he mastered when he last played with the band.

In fact, check out some of Smith’s drum work back in the Journey days.

Exciting times in the Bay Area!

Editor’s Note: For more information on the 2016 Journey tour please visit the band’s website here.

Ken “K Bo” Biedzynski, Editor

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