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June 23, 2017 - Arena rock roars back to Worcester with Journey, Asia

For the '80's diehard, maybe it wasn't quite complete, but something about seeing Asia and Journey on the same stage together also seemed right. Neither band has its original front man, but the sold-out crowd at Worcester's DCU Center Monday night, June 19, didn't seem to mind.

Scratch that. They didn't care one bit.

Whether you were Team Asia or Team Journey, this was nostalgia of the highest order for the 40-somethings and 50-somethings that stood on their feet much of the night. Journey is headlining the tour, and rightly so. For several years in the late '70s and '80s, the band defined arena-anthem rock. And while Steve Perry has long since flown the coop, if you closed your eyes and followed along only with your ears, you'd be hard-pressed to deny the uncanny similarities in vocals between him and longtime lead singer Arnel Pineda.

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