Gregg Rolie Addresses Journey Comeback In Cryptic Post
By Andrew Magnotta @AndrewMagnotta
January 5, 2023
Journey founder and guitarist Neal Schon made headlines late-Wednesday when word got around of his declaration that fans will "be seeing" original Journey keyboardist Gregg Rolie on the band's 50th anniversary tour this year.
Rolie himself has stayed mum on the subject publicly, except for one comment left in reply to Q104.3 New York's recent Instagram post regarding the rumor.
Said the two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer: "👀"
While Rolie's comment is mysterious, it certainly doesn't amount to a denial.
Journey's 'Freedom' tour hits the road again on February 4 with Toto as special guest, so an official announcement regarding Rolie's involvement should come within a few weeks.
Rumors of Rolie's return to Journey come at a strange time in the band, as Schon and longtime keyboardist Jonathan Cain (to whom Rolie passed the reigns in 1980) are embroiled in a lawsuit over the band's finances.
Despite the turmoil, the prevailing assumption is that Cain and Rolie will coexist during each show or perhaps trade places to perform material from their respective eras.
While Rolie was the lead singer/keyboardist on Journey's early albums, he is best known as the lead singer/keyboardist for Santana and as a longtime member of Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band.