They broke up in 1987 and reformed in 1996. Perry developed a degenerative hip condition which prevented the band from touring for their comeback album. Against his wishes, the band went on without him, touring with Augeri instead.
The entire 49ers football team joined the band on stage at the Cow Palace in San Francisco in 1981.
They opened the Rolling Stones' 1981 North American tour on September 25 in Philadelphia.
In 1999, they toured with new lead singer Steve Augeri. Augeri grew up listening to Journey albums, and did lots of Journey covers before joining the band. He sounds almost exactly like Steve Perry. The first recording with Augeri was for the Armageddon soundtrack.
Randy Jackson, who later became a judge on the US TV show American Idol, played bass for Journey in 1986 on the Raised on Radio album. He also toured with them that year and the year after. (thanks, homer - Dallas, TX)
As a teenager, Schon turned down an opportunity to join Eric Clapton's band Derek and the Dominos. He did later join Santana.
Smith's drumming has broadened over the years partially due to his involvement in the Jazz group Vital Information.
Prior to joining Journey, Perry sang in many commercials. One of them was for a Chicago Amusement Park.
Schon is the founder of Schon Guitars, which markets and sells instruments he designed himself. They are manufactured by Jackson.
Dunbar played with Jeff Beck, John Mayall, Lou Reed and David Bowie before Journey. He would later join Jefferson Starship.
Perry's band Alien Project was almost signed to CBS Records in 1978, but then their bass player was killed in a car crash. A blessing in disguise for Perry, this led to landing the vocalist spot in Journey.
Schon met Rolie while they were both members of Santana. Between their times in the two bands, Schon played with others in the San Francisco area, while Rolie opened a restaurant with his father in Seattle.
When the group formed, they held a contest on the San Francisco radio station KSAN-FM to come up with the name of the band, the winner getting tickets for life to their shows. The names terrible - stuff like Rumpled Foreskin and The Mound Pounders. John Villanueva, who worked in the band's management, came up with the name Journey, and they created a fake winner for the contest, an imaginary listener named Toby Pratt.
Valory had been bassist for the Steve Miller Band and Prince had played with the Tubes. He decided after a few gigs with Journey that he wanted to stay with the Tubes.
Tickner left the band because he was tired of touring.
Schon and Cain left in 1989 to join Bad English.
Before taking the name Journey, they were known as The Golden Gate Rhythm Section.
Steve Augeri is the voice on the single "Remember Me." He was replaced in the summer of 2006 by Jeff Scott Soto, who was dismissed in June 2007. (thanks, Kevin - Newcastle upon Tyne, England)
In late 2007 Arnel Pineda was announced as their new lead singer. He got the job after posting a video on YouTube of him performing in a Journey cover band in The Philippines called The Zoo. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
Perry didn't join the band until their fourth album, Infinity. Gregg Rolie was the vocalist for their first three.
Neal Schon pronounces his surname "sh - on" (not "sh - own"). He says he's more concerned with folks spelling his first name correctly - he's often listed as "Neil."