Journey (with Arnel Pineda) – FESTIVAL VIÑA DEL MAR 2008 complete set from Chile (video, 2/21/08)

Here’s the full show from the FESTIVAL VIÑA DEL MAR 2008 in Chile on 2/21/08 of Journey with their new lead singer…..Arnel Pineda. Journey isn’t Heavy Metal so this might not appeal to some but they are AOR/Rock and news of this new lineup is bringing lots of visitors to the site. Plus, I like Journey! Remember, it’s YouTube so the quality may differ but enjoy the show!

Intro & ‘Separate Ways’

‘Rubicon’ & ‘Stone In Love’

‘Ask the Lonely’ & ‘Wheel In The Sky’

‘Lights’ & ‘Open Arms’

‘Only The Young’ & ‘Chain Reaction’

‘Edge Of The Blade’ & ‘Faithfully’

‘Don’t Stop Believin’ & the hosts speaking for a long time

‘Any Way You Want It’ (encore) & the hosts speaking even longer

‘Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’ (2nd encore)

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143 comments on “Journey (with Arnel Pineda) – FESTIVAL VIÑA DEL MAR 2008 complete set from Chile (video, 2/21/08)

  1. im so proud to be a pinoy!!!!i love the song “faithfully” gud luck to the band and also arnel pineda mahal ka naming mga pinoy!!!gobless more blessing to comes!!!

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  4. Arnel soar high… God will bless you…. We are proud of you… from filipino teachers here in the US of A. Congrats! We are looking forward for another concert here in New York!!!!

  5. whoa! you’re incredible ARNEL! we filipinos are SOOOO PROUD OF YOU! neal schon, thank you for BELIEVING IN ARNEL…LONG LIVE THE JOURNEY!

  6. im not yet done viewing all the repertoire..the videos are no longer available!!! HOW COME?????PLEASE PUT THEM BACK!!!!
    JOUNREY……YOU GUYS ARE STILL UNBEATABLE & INCREDIBLE!!! im so glaf you’re back in the international arena!

  7. Congratulations to Journey the band is sounding tight with a a powerful source of positive energy . Props to Neil Schon for discovering a talented
    and energetic Ariel Pineda

  8. Ang galing mo Arnel Pineda pang-bigtime ka talaga. Me & my family is very proud of you. DVD makers please post a copy… We want to buy.

  9. JOURNEY, is Minneapolis in your 2008 tour plan? I hope so. You have plenty of fans here who would love to see you. What an awesome show in Chile! Good job Arnel, Journey!

  10. Journey is indeed reborn, rarin’ & ready to conquer the world once again…Arnel is the missin’ puzzle that filled & solved the vacuum for Journey…congratulation guys for a phenomenal & breathtaking performance…Cheers!

  11. Good Voice,Good Band,Good Crowd and a Good Show that all it matters, doesn’t matter who is the Lead singer.but this dude is awesome!!!.cant wait to see them in Las Vegas Planet Hollywood for their march 8 concert,hope they live to the HYPE…..Good Luck and More Power

  12. After a long wait,The Pinoy Classic Rockers all over the world celebrate the success of Arnel Pineda as the greatest achievement of all time in the Pinoy Rock history. Owe it to the technology we have today ,and the talent of the the Filipinos, plus the big heart of the The Journey Band. Kudos to the Fil-American Fusion. Our faith to the American Rock and Roll Culture paid off.
    Butch Lara http://www.freewayfinger.com

  13. I WAS THERE !! I wait for Journey for several years and finally they came to show us they still have a lot of power, energy and GOOD music. Arnel has a voice very similar to Steve. He is a good singer, we will suport you!

    In this site you can view a better quallity video from the concert, this was transmited by the Chilean TV:

    http://festival2008.canal13.cl/2008/html/MMomentos/21/333091.html

    Good luck, hope someone catch and put it in mininova. :D

  14. Congratulations to Arnel and to the rest of Journey for a wonderful performance indeed! Thank you Chileans for giving Arnel such a warm welcome. It was deeply felt just by watching everybody enjoying themselves. I personally briefly met the guy back here in U.S.A. and I must say he is very humble, warm-hearted, and all he wants is to make everyone happy. And judging by people’s reaction Arnel had succeeded!!!Thank you very much for making it happen for him..

  15. CONGRATULATIONS ARNEL PINEDA. WE FILIPINOS ALL OVER THE WORLD ARE SO PROUD OF YOU. WE ALSO WANT TO THANK NEAL SCHON AND THE REST OF THE JOURNEY’S BAND ROSS VALORY, JONATHAN CAIN, DEEN CASTRONOVO AND ALL THE STAFF AND CREW OF JOURNEY AND THE CHILE PEOPLE. WE FILIPINOS FROM THE PHILIPPINES WE WANT TO THANK YOU FOR ACCEPTING ARNEL PINEDA AS THE LEAD SINGER OF JOURNEY. WE HUMBLY AND VERY GRATEFUL GOD BLESS YOU ALL!

  16. Congratulation Arnel Pineda! You rock and have really an amazing voice like Steve Perry!
    The Journey band is so sooo AWESOME!!!.
    We all Filipino are so proud of you.
    We hope that Journey would have concert here also in St. Louis, MO.

    May God continue to bless you all in your “JOURNEY”.

  17. Rejuvinated Journey, Viva Journey!
    I just keep laughing in front my PC with “MR SODAMN INSANE” anyone gets the name?? Post of 24 February… ha ha ha

  18. He can’t be that good! But he is that good! Arnel Pineda I’m sitting here in front of my computer listening to you and the rest of the Journey band. I can’t go out…my friends are calling me…!! It’s my birthday today!
    Thank you Journey for making my day.

  19. journey resurrected!!!! arnel pineda rocks…. met and had the pleasure of his company during his stint in hongkong…we used to hang out with his band…very nice guy…talented and gifted. blessed with a great singing voice. and i’ll let you guys in a little secret…. arnel loves to brush his teeth….very clean guy…hehehe. luv u arnel…..

  20. At last, one of my favorite band is back in REAL action AGAIN – long live rock and roll, long live Journey!

  21. wow, a Filipino artist has made it to an American band. Can’t wait to grab a new Journey CD. Arnel, you’re the man! rock on.

  22. The New Journey is HOT! Arnel is a gift to the band, and I can’t wait to get the new CD when it’s out. Last night’s (private) concert at MGM was incredible. Can’t wait to read the reviews after they perform tomorrow at Planet Hollywood. Las Vegas is gonna fall in love as everything old is new again and BETTER THAN EVER!

  23. ONE OF A FEW OF MY BIG TIME FAVORITES-JOURNEY IS BACK AND BIG TIME WITH ARNEL PINEDA-HIS VOICE IS TRULY A MIRACLE I AM HOOKED ON MY COMPUTER EVERYDAY WATCHING HIS LIVE PERFORMANCE IN CHILE-I THINK THIS BAND SHOULD BE ON OPRAH FOR ALL THE PEOPLE TO WATCH AND APPRECIATE!!!!!

  24. WITH DEEN ON DRUMS, NEAL WITH HIS MEAN GUITAR AND VOCALS BY ARNEL…YOU MADE A FAN OUT OF ME! GREAT JOB! QUITE A JOURNEY AHEAD!

  25. Great performance at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. The guys are fantastic. Good music. Arnel Pineda did very well. JOURNEY will be around for a very long time. Keep up the good work guys.

  26. Saw them in Planet Holly in Vegas … Great concert – although I noticed that he needs to conserve his voice from their grueling repertoire – although it’s great to hear Dean Castronovo take on a couple of songs while Arnel recoops … Arnel was not going for the high notes in the last few songs they sang … he also went off key in one of the last songs – I think that’s why they had to re-do a couple of songs in the end after the show – they had to call the people to come back in as they were recording this for the DVD release … but overall it was a blast!! The new songs were not so popular yet for many of the audience as they try to absorb it for the first time but the song “Wildest Dreams” should be a kick ass hit!! Can’t wait for the disks to come out in a few months …

    As for me, I also liked SA but never really liked Sotto – saw some of Sotto’s vids with Journey and personally, he can’t really hit those notes and mostly made a mockery of himself – SA was more refined but lacked power though . . . But AP has the range and power BUT NEEDS MORE STAMINA . . and I think Journey will be more successful this time again!!

    ROCK ON JOURNEY – ROCK ON ARNEL . . .

  27. Most of the Badjaos went to Vegas to see Arnel. He was awesome … what a great band Journey! The young and the old had a blast. Bert de Leon, very unassuming guy, thanks for the picture. Ross Valory was generous with having a picture with me, that was nice of him. I will share/post these pictures soon. More power Arnel-Journey!

  28. Great performances Chile, Las Vegas what’s next…AP you hit big time I salute you. Can’t wait to get copy of new album release..Wish I could see JOURNEY again in WARFIELD – SFO ..Cheers

    • TONY, you better consult an eye and ear specialist, because it would be more helpful for you to see the realities and identify sound qualities. before you comment, you better learn first basic musical notes like DO-RE-MI, tsk tsk, i pity you my friend.

  29. Arnel is a very talented guy, however, Journey could have done better. There is a guy out of Edmond, OK that has the same range and quality as Perry but yet totally different sound and a better performer. I wish they would have kept looking, but Arnel still has a great voice.

  30. sometimes i get totally sucked in to the performance, but others i feel like i am watching journey do a karaoke of itself. not totally sold on the new singer, but he obviously has potential. but hey, i’m interested. that’s better than SA or JSS!

  31. Wish people would just stop comparing, why can’t they just accept the reality of it that this Arnel Pineda is indeed the real deal and is one hell of an awesome singer(check out his vocal range diversity on YouTube where he can even sing “Heart” and “Led Zeppelin” songs, not too many singers can do that and WELL!)! Come to think of it, a pro like Neal Schon would not have pick a half-ass singer at all, I’m sure he gave it a lot of thought and Arnel just happened to one hell of a lucky guy! More power to him!

  32. I was so amazed to these guys talent. I can’t stop watching their show. I recommended to all may friends to watch filipino and canadian. Arnel story is everyone dreams… I was impressed that he is so humble, I hope that he will keep believing and more power to him and his band… Good luck..

  33. I’m so proud of Arnel. While reading all these comments I had tears on my eyes. I can’t wait the new CD’s to come out. I’m Journey’s fan but I love Journey even more because of Arnel. God bless Journey and Arnel.

  34. wala na akong hahanapin pa.si arnel amg pinakasikat pilipino sa boung mundo.bokalista nang amirican origenal band the jouney,im crazy of journey at pilipinas pa nakita, arnel keep up the good work god bless you MADAMING MGA SENGER SA ATIN GOSTONG MAKA PERFORM SA LAS VEGAS AT MAGKA ROON NAG WORLTOUR. ARNEL GOSTO KORENYONG KANTA MO NA PAIN IN HEART KASI NA EXP KORIN YUN BE PROUD ARNEL WAKANG MATAKOT THIS IS YOUR FUN ALLAN JAMES OLIVEROS FROM CAGAYAAN DE ORO CITY BAKA MABASA MUTO SA NA BIGYAN MO AKO FREE TICKET SA CONSERT SANA……………KATRINA_ARGOS69@YAHOO.CO 09154085291 THX ARNEL HINDI AKO GAY NOOOOOO,,,,,,,,,,JUST FUN OF JOURNEY

  35. Im a professional musician for the last 35 years i have played a lot of shows and been a lot of places . ARNEL PINEDA is one of a kind . He is hunble enough to say he is not a Steve Perry , but damn ! ! ! hE IS THAT GOOD ! ! i AM NOW A BIG FAN OF journey BECAUSE OF ARNEL . take care of that voice .

  36. i so amazed…what a wonderful blessing came to a person lives . Yet, somewhere in the philippines he was discovered and be part of the “journey” group which is so………hard to believe but it is true to life that he was discovered and performing as one of them.. Keep it up and wish for more-more success to come.. I salute you Arnel Pineda..your effort , patience and success.. More power to journey.. Gob Bless!!

  37. I’m from San Francisco Bay Area and I came across this website below with Brit Jones player from San Francisco 49’ers a world champion in Super Ball way back. His wife flow hin to Vegas and they watched Journey concert as a gift to his Birthday. Jones called KNBR and talk about Arnel and amazed how he sings in the concert. Visit this website and listen what he said about our guy from Philppines.

    http://www.blackvoices.com/blogs/2008/03/24/tyra-banks-latest-victim-of-celebrity-stalking/

  38. THERE’S NO DOUBT ABOUT IT….JOURNEY IS BACK AND ON TOP OF THE WORLD. WITH ARNEL PINEDA-JOURNEY IS RE-BORN…MORE POWER TO JOURNEY…KEEP IT UP ARNEL AND TAKE CARE OF YOUR VOICE.

  39. Journey esta de regreso!! con la mejor voz que pudieron haber encontrado ARNEL PINEDA WOW!!!!!!! increible voz, esperamos un muyyyy largo tour y un gran existo con su siguiente album, Journey lo mejor de lo mejor!!!!!

  40. from Melodic Rock :

    Herbie Herbert – Music Industry legend and Journey’s manager from 1973-1993 interview by Andrew McNeice March 2008, says :

    I’ve listened to the record that he has made and the songs that they’ve chosen on this 11 song thing and the performances are very credible. Have you heard it? Yeah I’ve got a copy of that and it’s in my truck. I listened to it and I thought he did a very good job. I gotta tell ya.

    from Caveman Productions : Kevin Shirley

    Actually, all that was written on the plane to Vegas. Since then…. I’ve recorded Journey live at Planet Hollywood in Vegas on Saturday night, as part of their super-dooper package that’s coming out. The show was great, and I will mix it next week, in stereo and surround, for the DVD that’s part of their special Walmart package. It’s called Revelation, and yes, I really do think it is fantastic! Journey fans have always been the toughest internet people – actually, back in the day I stopped all Journey chat because they get pretty heated and vitriolic – and it’s already started again…… after one U.S. date and only 3 new songs played, there is every kind of criticism being hurled around, from the music relying too much on “the Legacy sound” (I thought you wanted that), to the music being too “rocky” (I thought you wanted that too), to the negative Perry comparisons (well, he ain’t coming back) and JSS (I have never heard him), to the release being on Walmart (who along with Starbucks, are the biggest music retailers in the U.S. now), to my positive comments made during the recording – what do you want people? What exactly is it you would like? Actually, don’t answer please – why not wait ’til you’ve heard it………. enough of that madness already…… OY!

    Europe and US tour is up ….. Join the fun, it will be great !

    Peace.

  41. Welcome back “Journey”! And special welcome to Arnel Pineda… I dare say you’ve got me mesmerized…and I’ve come back to this site to listen to the concert at least half a dozen times since I stumbled upon this site last night… Go Arnel and Journey!” YOU ROCK BIG TIME in my books. Are you coming to Toronto, Canada any time soon?

  42. gabriel says:translation March 27 date
    Journey this of return!! with the best voice than they could have found ARNEL PINEDA WOW! !!!!!! increible voice, we expect a muyyyy long tour and a great I exist with their following one album, Journey the best of the best! !!!!

  43. Neal: Journey band ; thank you for embracing Arnel with so much appreciation from the Filipino People around the world. We will Patronize your band; wherever you go around the world; will be pack; with Filipino crowd to see your concert; and the Asian people; who’s equally proud for the gift of Arnel’s break to worldwide audience. to see what kind of talent he has. Plan to Go to Dubai; and Canada Tour ; I read some blog Parisians are equally jelous you are not going to Paris. Japan and Hongkong will bring down the house. and Mostly the Philippine tour would requre one week schedule. and Australia is a big country that loves your band too. It will be a blast. All our love and prayers…Thank you Thank you thank u…

  44. This almost brings tears 2 my eyes. I’m almost speechless. I love Steve Perry. There will not b another Steve Perry. But Arnel Pineda has got the spirit of Steve Perry & Journey. I can’t wait til’ the new cd & when they come 2 Chicago. The Phoenix has arised!

  45. that was a blast when i see you guy”s at planet hollywood I can”t wait to buy the cd and its coming in june 3rd that was i heard at 97.1 here in las vegas so that day is my b-day to so it will be special and hope you pass by in hawaii cause it’s a military home for rocker’s…and im a military………….god bless !

  46. I told you young and old hooked on Journey & Arnel … grupee na ang labas ng mga Badjao! Counting down for tickets to go on presale tomorrow, 4/4/08, at Coors Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, California. Also looking into going back to Vegas for their show at Mandalay Bay. What can we say, Journey + Arnel, just a bad, bad combination. The disease is called “Arnelitis” … he is that good! More power Arnel. Also, a shout out to Noel & Rona, baka magka-kosa siguro tayo eh! Salamat sa efforts mo na ma-exploit si Arnel. By the way, did you ever make it here to see Arnel in concert?

  47. For those Filipinos posting their replies;

    Guys, I am a Filipino, but I guess we should post our replies in English because there are non-Filipino in this thread.

  48. I don’t have nothing to say except I cannot wait to see Journey Rock band
    here in my city of Houston Texas.Once again I would like to thanks the whole Journey bands team for opening their wings to my fellow filipino
    Mr: Arnel Pineda,and of course the whole world community as well.ya’ll
    guys just sounds great.Enjoy your tour God bless!!

  49. I think Arnel is probably a decent chap. But I have to say this no matter how many times I hear his rendition of Faithfully, I just kinda cringe. Having listened to SP singing it I don’t know how any person who grew up listening to the original Faithfully can say this rendition by Arnel is good or even the same. The accent is all off. The enunciation is all off. I think Arnel is a sweet chap. It’s the rest of the old Journey chaps that are trying to squeeze some juice and cash from this shit. Arnel is good and has a great set of pipes but its not suitable for the original Journey sound. Enunciation is everything folks.

  50. I’m so proud of you!!!!!! here in milan we are waiting for your european tour concert! MABUHAY KA ARNEL! MABUHAY ANG PINOY!

  51. Arnel you’re a testimony of God’s love for those who put their hope in Him. After all what you have been through in your early years God had promoted you BIG TIME!! Hope and pray that you will be drawn even more nearer to Him..remember,PROMOTION COMES FROM ABOVE!! I am so touched with your life and blessed with your voice….so for those who has a critical spirit towards Arnel being the lead singer of Journey..there is nothing you can do about it because he was divinely chosen by God for the job(this is what i believe)…Arnel “YOU CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STREGHTEN YOU”.PHIL 4:13……BE a good role model for all generation…May you glorify LORD JESUS in your life always.

  52. great!!!!!!! it is very humble for you to admit that there is only one steve perry!!!! keep up the good work and always put your feet on the ground

  53. Critic, stay in the past. That’s where you belong. Enunciation? Hello, when you’re singing, do you really enunciate? Then I must have been deaf and dumb because I never quite got the words to Faithfully when I heard it the first time.

  54. let’s just enjoy this new guy’s awesome voice & rock energy, shall we? i’m an old SP fan, too. but this new guy is worth listening to and watching. i know you die-hard SP fans feel the need to be loyal. go ahead, that is your choice but the fact that you’re even here talking about this speaks volume of your insecurities. i never liked SA after hearing him once. i never heard of AP until just recently & after watching him on YT, i was blown away by his talent. i never heard of JSDS as well but to be fair, i checked out his rendition of a journey song (i can’t remember what it was) & he didn’t move me. they’re all good singers, but once in a while, someone comes along and just touches you in a special way. SP was one & AP is another. keep on rockin’! i love america, land of the free & the brave.

  55. Lorna I presume you are a Filipino. Well, I think Arnel Pineda is talented no doubt about that. I think Jesus has put him where he is and I am happy for him. I just made an objective comment that the accent was off. If you want to flog me on enunciation, here’s what I mean. The Filipinos pronounce F as P. So faithfully becomes paytpooly and forever becomes poreber. That’s what I meant. I find your tone sarcastic and while I hope Arnel does well, you are probably deaf and dumb and should indeed take English and enunciation lessons. If you notice my comment was never even once critical of Arnel. I just made an objective comment about accent and why after listening to the original I can’t just warm up to AP’s rendition. I do belong in the past as Journey’s other members are just nakedly trying to cash in and are now a karaoke act. Again God Bless Arnel

  56. I thought I should post a follow up comment. Just dont think I am racist. We are all different and sound different. The Scottish sound different, the Indians sound different and the Chinese sound different and the Yanks sound different. All I am saying is that I have listened to Faithfully for the past 18 years and I hope you can all understand that after 18 years of being programmed to a certain tone and sound, something else would be difficult to get used to. I love the Filipinos and Arnel’s early life story and struggle is indeed a show that his promotion came from the Lord Jesus. Anyways bands always do this like the Eagles coming out to hawk old stuff. The problem is not Arnel but Neal Schon. Please don’t misunderstand me my dear Filipino brothers and sisters, I love you all. I guess I am just having difficultly adjusting to the new voice. Not that it makes a difference as for me Journey died the moment SP left the band.

  57. Critic, first of all, I didn’t hear anything off with AP’s “enunciation” of Faithfully. Never did I hear the F pronounced as P in his rendition. Could it be that you were looking for things because you knew he was from the Philippines and you knew how certain letters are pronounced there? The fact that you’ve been listening to this song for the past 18 years doesn’t necessarily make you an objective listener. In fact, it makes you just the opposite because like you said, you’ve been “programmed to a certain tone and sound “. This makes you prejudiced to another. If you had heard SP sing for the first time, then AP, I doubt that you would hear anything different in the sound, tone, & “enunciation” My belief is that you already had preset ideas of what you wanted to hear. The problem is not with Neal, the problem is with people that are negative. They always find something wrong where there might not be any, see the glass half-empty rather than half-full. By the way, I am Filipino, Filipino-AMERICAN, mind you. I’m not deaf and dumb and my enunciation is perfect. But I can tell you’re British, oh, just by the words you use. Oops, sarcasm again, my biggest setback…. I love you just the same, brother.

  58. Lorna, I am sincerely sorry if my comments hurt you. I am really happy for Arnel. I reacted defensively to your comments and I should not have. Again my apologies. God Bless and when I say I love the Filipinos I really meant it. It used to tickle me when this filipino girl i knew pronounced F as P and I was not being condescending in fact the cute accent did bring many funny and cheerful moments for us :))

  59. Nuff said. What I wanted to know is why didn’t Arnel/Journey perform “Send Her My Love” which is one of my favorites or did I miss something??? (Couldn’t find it in the clips.)

  60. I need to read more about his life growing up. Its very inspiring from where he came from and how he survive and prosper. One in a billion chance to be where he is at. I want to read about Arniel’s past and in detail. A movie about this guy will be awesome. His struggles and where he is now. The movie will be a tear jerker and inspiring at the same time. Wow. Even though the system of government is messed up at home, there is still few people that gets out of a bad system. More power to all Filipinos.

  61. Tony, Mabuhay ka, Tanga’! Arnel sucks, inggit ka lang, you are to much jealous, BOBO ka na, stupido pa, ano, hihirit ka pa? Baka igapos o’ itali kita sa poste at pagkatapos paglalatiguhin ka, ‘yan ang bagay sa’yo inutil!O sige Gago d’yan ka na, Taong u’yoy, bopol!!! I’m out!

  62. Critic, Hoy isa ka pang tanga! Anong different sa singing ni Arnel, do not compare to other music o’ singer, Bobo ka pa rin pala in the world of music. Inggit ka lang, racist ka at you descriminate Arnel, listen to the songs Faithfully of Arnel, excellente tanga! Listen to the sound Open Arms of Mariah Carey, Elliot Yamin, Clay & Kelly, tigok lahat sila sa sound ni Arnel, because of Journey bands’ so good electronic instrument, BOBO, RACIST!!! I’m out!

  63. Ernie,
    Cool ka lang bro. Let’s make a our comments decent and objective. Let’s not get personal on this. Let’s not create divisiveness. Masyado nang magulo ang mundo. Peace to all of our readers out there.

  64. Hmm whats up with all these comparison between SP and AP? I noticed even their last name almost the same with first letter starting with “P” LOL.
    First of all, no one can argue that mr perry is indeed the voice of journey , a great vocalist, and irreplaceable. We fans are thankful to Steve Perry for the legacy he brought to journey BUT THE MAN IS NOW OLD AND CANT SING ANYMORE. He is the past and Arnel is the present. Let us just enjoy the music of journey once again with the new voice. More power to Mr pineda and the journey….

    p.s Critic, please just enjoy the music of journey and dont waste time looking for flaws in his singing BECAUSE THERE IS NONE! You will not grow old too fast if you take my advice. Peace brother!

  65. Are you kidding me? Everyone knows AP is not Steve Perry…and he will never be. AP is not trying to be SP, but he does have a hell of a singing voice. Put yourselves in his position, would you have jumped at the opportunity if Neal Schon had asked you to be their lead singer? Of course you would have done the same! We all have the same in common, and that is MUSIC…songs that makes us feel good inside…and if AP is like one us who happens to love Journey, Aerosmith, Led Zeplin, etc and given the opportunity to perform? why not? he may not satisfy every listeners out there but you know what? He is up there and you are not! Everyone should be given a chance. Steve Perry is never coming back to the group…so Journey have to keep moving on…It goes the same when you break up with that someone special….are you gonna keep dwelling on hoping he/she will return? or do you move and get someone new…better…or not..you have to move on and that is what Journey has done…

  66. Trulyafan,
    You are soooooo right there!!! Arnel is Arnel and can never be Steve, or vice versa. I admire Arnel not only because he happens to be pinoy, but let’s face it, folks….. he’s one hell of a singer and really GREAT at what he does! Plus his life story is truly amazing. Watching all his pics/videos here, he appears very sweet with full of humility to me. I hope he won’t change though. At any rate, I have to admit that I’m getting addicted of listening to all his songs with Journey especially the concert in Chile. Take care of yourself, Arnel, you make us very proud!!!

  67. Wow! Arnel I am very proud of you, I’ve been your instant fans after hearing your “Awesome! voice, talent, performance stay humble always God gave you a gift so take care of that. I got stuck on my chair and many people say they were addicted i am too..hehehe, my work line up waiting for me. Arenl we will support you. God Bless you with the Journey.

  68. Hanep……

    Good Luck !!!!!!!!! on a never ending JOURNEY………..

    GOD Bless You and the Band on your tour.

  69. CRICTIC , OPINION IS LIKE AN A…… EVERYBODY GOT ONE. Just sit back and enjoy the ride or the JOURNEY. With a FILIPINO lead vocal (ARNEL PINEDA) leading the way.

    THANKS,

  70. Thanks to Neal Schon for exposing the Filipino talent.This may be the beginning of exposing so many undicovered talents in th Philippines ,not only in the field of music but also in other God Blessed field of enginering medicine,caring business education and so many others.EXCEPT POLITICS.Arnel, always thank God for the blessings even in sad times.

  71. I watched and listen to the entire 3 CDs.

    AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! colections of Old and New songs. ( HANEP)

    GOD Bless You All & Good Luck again on your World Tour.

  72. Let us ALL be HAPPY for Journey & thankful for Neal Schon for believing Arnel Pineda’s talent. BTW, I got a copy of their new album & t’was GREAT. GOD BLESS ARNEL & to his new journey to STARDOM with the JOURNEY.

    Please include EDMONTON, AB in your concert tour… Thanks…

  73. GOTTA LOVE THIS KID… I AM SOLD AND CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF HIM… AP IS NOT SP DEFINITELY, BUT THAT’S OK. I AM JUMPING IN THIS BAND WAGON CALLED JOURNEY AND I WILL ENJOY EVERY MINUTE AND EVERY NOTE OF IT.. HOP IN!!!
    ARNEL GOOD LUCK AND TAKE CARE OF THAT VOICE.

  74. CRITIC WE LOVE YOU MAN… YOU ARE BRAVE TO SAY WHAT YOU HAD SAID AND I AGREE WITH YOU BUT WHO CARES IF AP ENUNCIATES DIFFERENTLY…. I LOVE IT AND WILL LOVE IT EVEN MORE ONCE I SEE AND HEAR HIM LIVE IN CONCERT… I BOUGHT MY TICKETS ALREADY ALMOST FRONT SEAT TICKETS … I AM OFFICIALLY A CONVERT… I LOVE JOURNEY (ALMOST AS MUCH AS I LOVE STING AND THE POLICE)!!!

  75. Arnel!! Really awesome performance…Been a fan of journey for the last 20 years…Arnel, keep your feet on the ground…I am praying for your success. You are doing a great job and I am sure a lot of “old” journey fans are just so happy their favorite band is back. I LOVE THE NEW SONG AFTER ALL THESE YEARS! God bless always!! i hope to see you in ur CAMDEN NJ concert!!

    Mabuhay!

  76. Hey guys… heard someone has started a petition for Journey to perform in SuperBowl ’09 half time, wouldn’t this be great??? Great band with a great and talented singer!!!! GREAT NEW JOURNEY!!!!!!!!!!

  77. To all Journey fans,

    I am a fan too, have watched SA in one of their concerts and loved it even though it was not SP. What i’m saying is, it’s human nature to compare when there are changes – changes that later on will be accepted . I think it is only fair for Arnel to hear/read other people’s comments be it bad or good, this is where he needs his true fans. If we truly are loyal fans, we should always open our hearts amd minds to criticisms, nobody’s perfect!!! We feel so defensive because we are Filipinos and Arnel is a Filipino. Music is universal and should be enjoyed by all, we should just be happy that of all people Arnel was the chosen one. He surely is blessed and the Journey band Neal, John, Ross, and Dean was the instrument for this new chapter in his life. God Bless Journey and God Bless Arnel. More success to you guys! Keep healthy!!!

  78. The guys a good singer. But he needs to work on new songs with the band. I mean like I said he’s good, but if he sings the older songs I gotta compare and the dude cannot hit those frekish high pitches let alone hold them like either steve perry or Steve Augeri.

    Like I said he’s a good singer, but he should work on more of his own songs with the band and stop trying to hit those notes so high. A very good example of it is in ask the lonely. It’s so overpowering trying to hit the highes he drowns out most of the other bands voice.

  79. ARNEL, AWESOME!!! You getting better and better ..The whole Wold knows your talent. I bought 5 sets of your Album, what i say is Amazing! Good luck and God bless Journey band and the rest of the team.

  80. mY bACKGROUND IS pHILPINE BUT i’M INTO JUST BEING A HUMAN BEING NOT A THING. OR A CATIGORY OF A THING.
    pHIL dEGRACIA
    hOWEVER aRNEL IS GREAT!

  81. Well I’ll be t Arnel is one of the biggest Female blonde freaks,&Blode
    Women Are the best at looks & sex.
    Ask Me I know P.D.

  82. Many just like to cling to nostalgia. The band wants to move on so they chose Arnel. The rest is history. I think he is very brave to accept this task and the endless criticisms that will always follow no matter how good a person is. We were all born into a freak show and America is a front row seat.

  83. Like Andy Warhol once said “Everyone has a shot of 15 min of fame” Well Arnels was on YouTube and Journey picked him up like a lighted fire cracker witha half inch fuse ready to throw. Yah know? All ya gotta do is play so.

  84. Steve Perry set the BAR high. Arnel Pineda standing on top of it and having a GREAT TIME of his life. Can’t please everyone. Hope to see you here in the South. DRE HAVE FUN and Thank You !!!!!!

  85. Can’t argue with i_ _ _ t’s they will drag you to their level and beat you with EXPERIENCE. So just sit back and enjoy the ride (JOURNEY). PEACE…………..

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  87. Arnel Pineda has proven his worth as the frontman of the band. He is cute. He is humble and well grounded, but most of all… he sings very well! what a powerful voice. Thank God! Need I say more

  88. Hmmmmmm………….. no more words to say! ive been watchin him since late 80’S in CALJAM Olongapo. After all these years, AP still great! Keep it up Bro! kaw ang idol ko! Galing talaga bro! Kayang kaya mong gayahin boses ko. Bwa ha ha ha!!!! good luck guys. More power to AP and of course The Journey!

  89. pare kahit youtube lang napanuod performance mo..arnel..happy kami dahil we compare your voice to our very own majestic volcano albay..everytime erupted the whole world get their attention..just like you ARNEL.Papaangat ng bubong..ng mga venue..ariba arnel..lahat kami sasabay! !

  90. Yang si Ernie Balajadia, nakaka-hiya talaga ang bibig niyan. Lahat ng tao sa youtube na may comment about Arnel, minumura at inaaway. Nakakahiya yang tao na yan. I hope Arnel Pineda sees what a jerk this ernie guy is. Lalo lang mapapa-sama ang tingin sa atin ng ibang tao. Ernie Balajadia, sabunin mo muna ang bibig mo.

    Go Arnel!

  91. si ernie balajadia aka ernieball sa you tube grabe walang manners.napapahiya ako as a filipino sa kabastusan nyan, nakakahiya ang bibig nyan sa mga nakakabasa. baka kilala ni arnel yan, kasiraan nya yang si ernie balajadia. calling the balajadia family, baka kilala nyo si ernie balajadia nagkakalat yan sa you tube pagsabihan nyo nakakahiya napaka walang modo

  92. To ernie balajadia. could you please watch your words? we are millions (filipinos) here around the world working with other nationalities. they hired and welcomed us on their land because they know that filipinos are friendly, religious, trustworthy, industrious, talented and inteligent people. Please huwag kang gagawa ng kasiraan na ikasasama ng maraming pinoy sa mundo.

    And to Critic, peace be with you. AP accepted that there is only one SP. But dude, past is past, AP is the new frontman of Journey and we filipinos are proud of him. God bless.

  93. world change everyday,time goes forward not backward,human aged and died,goverment and president change every election…its a journey of life..SP ,SH..or whoever S..their time is gone its Arnel Pineda’s time,,,who knows 3 yrs or 5 yrs,or 10 yrs ,20yrs,30 yrs from now my unborn child will be the next journey’s lead singer,guitarist,pianist or your unborn child or one of your children.Please give him a chance,its his chance after working so hard for 27 yrs..Arnel good luck,,be humble and god guides you always….JOURNEY i salute you guys for being fair,humble,,and accepting an asian guy as a lead singer of journey..time indeed has changed..peace let journey rock again..

  94. I saw the first show in honolulu Hawaii on the 25th of March and all I can say is Arnel ROCKED! I’ve been a Journey fan since I was about 16 teen years old and love Steve Perry and still do but Arnel gave us an AWESOME! performance for sure. I’m so proud of him and wish him the best and I’m looking forward to getting the new CD when it comes out.

    Journey, you still rock, please keep on “Rockin”!

    Aloha from ewasangel in ewa hi

  95. as a filipino im proud of u ….
    u sing w/ ur heart and sincere devotion
    thanks JOURNEY to give a great opportunity to this young man to spread
    the world w/ the band and ur music , more power to u all .

  96. que buena banda y ese flaco canta muy bien es lo mas parecido al canatnte principal ojala que aca en mi querido peru los traigan por que la economia peruan esta creciendo a pasos agigantados muy buena y en los comentarios anteriores se comenta que el flaco es filipino y lo ubicaron por youtube tiene una voz espectacular es un bandon de los buenos

  97. wooow Arnel Pineda canta muy bien :D verlo por los canales nacionales en el festival fue impresionante, digo por las semejanzas con steve perry (pero sin compararlos, son personas distintas y ademas para que algunos fanaticos especiales no se enojen o escriban webadas xD ) y su voz …me encanta, y desde ahora soy su fan nº1, nose, como ke lo encuentro atractivo…y en el 2008 cuando fue el festival no lo vi de esa manera…jijijijiji

  98. P.D: la primera en escribir el año 2010!!! como pasa el tiempo O.O y nos vamos poniendo viejos…mientras no se note, todo bien. habra algun premio para mi por ser la chica 2010? jajajajajajjaja

    bye

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