Skip to main content

Journey Cancel 2020 Tour With The Pretenders Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Journey's 2020 North American headlining tour alongside the Pretenders has been canceled, the bands announced on Monday (May…

Journey‘s 2020 North American headlining tour alongside the Pretenders has been canceled, the bands announced on Monday (May 4).

“The global COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting restrictions regarding large gatherings regretfully make it impossible for Journey to tour this year. After carefully reviewing all options, the decision has been made to cancel the entire tour to make it possible for the band’s legion of hardworking fans to immediately obtain access to refund options during these unforeseen and extremely challenging times,” a release said.

Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain and Arnel Pineda also issued a joint statement: “There is no greater thrill for us than playing for our incredibly devoted audience, but their safety must come first. Having seen what the world has endured during the last 45 days, and not knowing what the rest of this year or 2021 will bring, we knew the right thing to do was to make sure our fans’ health was not put in jeopardy and to provide immediate access to refund options given the unexpected events caused by this terrible virus.”


They continued, “We would like to thank all doctors, nurses, police, other first responders and essential workers for their heroic efforts; as well as our fans for doing everything possible to stay safe. We would also like to send The Pretenders our best wishes and hope to see them in the future. We will see everyone again as soon as it is safe to tour, and we will share that news as it becomes available. In the meantime, please Don’t Stop Believin’ in the wonder of life and in each other.”

The release adds: “Journey’s tour partners at Live Nation will ensure ticket holders will be emailed directly with their refund options including a full refund, or you can request a 150% credit + Live Nation will donate the number of tickets you originally purchased to healthcare workers on the front lines. For more details, visit livenation.com/refund. Thank you for understanding.”

The Pretenders also tweeted, “We are sorry to have to share this news from Journey with you all. Stay safe.”

The run of dates was meant to kick off on May 15 at Sunlight Supply Amphitheater in Ridgefield, Washington, and hit more than 60 cities across the U.S. before wrapping up at Bethel, New York’s Bethel Woods Center For the Arts on Sept. 12. The show was set to include career-spanning sets of hits by both bands, from “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Any Way You Want It” and “Faithfully” to such Chrissy Hynde and company standards “I’ll Stand By You,” “Brass in Pocket” and “Don’t Get Me Wrong.”

Check out the complete list of canceled dates below.

Journey with Pretenders 2020 Tour Dates

May 15 — Ridgefield, WA @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater

May 16 — George, WA @ Gorge Amphitheatre

May 18 — Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena

May 20 — Boise, ID @ ExtraMile Arena

May 21 — Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre

May 23 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum

May 24 — Chula Vista, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

May 26 — Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center

May 27 — Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion

May 29 — Wheatland, CA @ Toyota Amphitheatre

May 30 — Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre

June 1 — Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion

June 2 — Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater

June 4 — Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center

June 6 — East Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre

June 7 — St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center

June 9 — Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center

June 10 — Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena

June 19 — Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena

June 20 — Durant, OK @ Choctaw Grand Theater*

June 22 — Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP

June 24 — Memphis, TN @ FedExForum

June 26 — St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (St. Louis)

June 27 — Noblesvill, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center

June 29 — Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center

June 30 — Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center

July 2 — Moline, IL @ TaxSlayer Center

July 3 — Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Ampitheatre (Chicago)

July 5 — Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre

July 8 — Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena

July 10 — Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena

July 11 — Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion

July 13 — Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage

July 14 — Quebec City, QC @ Videotron Center

July 17 — Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre

July 18 — Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater

July 29 — Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center

July 30 — Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

August 1 — Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Aug. 2 — Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live

Aug. 4 — Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center

Aug. 5 — Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion

Aug. 7 — Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach

Aug. 8 — Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion

Aug. 10 — Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

Aug. 12 — Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena

Aug. 13 — Atlanta, GA @ Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood

Aug. 21 — Tampa, FL @ Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds

Aug. 22 — West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the S. Florida Fairgrounds

Aug. 24 — Jacksonville, FL @ VyStar Veterans Arena

Aug. 26 — Orange Beach, AL @ The Wharf

Aug. 27 — New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center*

Aug. 29 — Bossier City, LA @ CenturyLink Center

Aug. 30 — Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion

Sept. 2 — San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center

Sept. 3 — Corpus Christi, TX @ American Bank Center Arena

Sept. 5 — Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Sept. 9 — Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena

Sept. 11 — Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium

Sept. 12 — Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

*Not promoted by LiveNation