Thanks to everyone again for an amazing 10 years of Journey music. As we finish out the shows we have booked, the band is preparing our new act, a Tom Petty tribute called “The Waiting.” Tom & The Heartbreakers are an amazing group with many parallels to Journey – They have a long (30 years plus) history of epic rock and roll hits that have touched generations of fans, and those hits are crafted specifically with the live performances in mind. Both bands share a Diamond certified Greatest Hits release (10 million copies sold), and both bands share an evergreen catalog of songs that allow two hour plus performances of time tested hits. The band has a few additional feathers in their hat as well, including immediate induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, continued headline touring that sells out stadiums and amphitheaters around the world, and the distinction of being one of the few bands to chart in the Billboard top ten for five consecutive decades.
We are currently in rehearsals and are booking available dates beginning October 19th. The sound of The Heartbreakers is one of the most distinctive sonic textures in rock and roll, and we are committed to bringing those songs to the stage in the most accurate live context imaginable. While I’ve (Jeremey) been known as a mimic when it comes to different vocal styles (maybe some have seen my take on “We Are The World, LOL), the essence of Tom’s voice is in the emotion and delivery of those classic melodies. I’m excited about lending my voice to songs that have been such a huge part of my life over the years; additionally, some of the side effects of my injury and surgery have contributed to a more organic texture similar to Tom’s – especially a particular pinch on the upper end caused by that muscular tension. Our band is a group of seasoned touring professionals – Greg, Chris, Dave and I have basically lived on the road for the past few years – and our collective experience and approach to the project is going to make this something special indeed. We’re no amateurs and we’ve got a pretty good head start. We absolutely can’t wait to start living in these songs and sharing them with many of our old (and many new) fans. The Waiting official web site will launch later this week, and our Facebook page can be found here.
Over the past 9 months, I’ve been approached by several friends in other bands that have supported me and urged me to stay in this industry in a way that can share my experiences and knowledge with others. I’m excited to share that I’ve launched my own little agency this month, Big Bang, a booking, management, and media agency that works exclusively with other tribute acts. In order to dedicate adequate focus on clients, I’ll be working with a small handful of some of the best tribute acts in the country, and driving that business with the knowledge, experience, and contacts I’ve made in my role with Frontiers over the past decade.
We continue to get regular inquiries about Frontiers, and I am working with a few different Journey tributes that I admire and respect and can recommend from a booking standpoint. I’m taking all current and future inquiries through Big Bang, and if you have found our site for the purpose of booking Frontiers, I encourage you to drop me a line at Big Bang and I can work with you to make sure your event is a resounding success.
We’ll maintain the Frontiers site until after our final show in October, and then integrate the site more closely with the new Big Bang site. Thanks again to everyone for your timeless support and we will see you on the road again soon!