CASPER, Wyo.– Classic rock band Journey has been there nearly 50 years with many line-up changes, and they keep rolling.
Journey and Toto will also perform at the Ford Wyoming Center in Casper on April 11. The announcement was made precisely at 7 a.m. Monday at the arena.
“It’s an exciting day,” said Spectra Venue Management general manager Brad Murphy, adding that Casper is the only venue within 600 miles where the show will take place.
“Journey last played at Ford Wyoming Center on April 1, 1983, which ironically coincides with our 40th anniversary,” he said.
Casper Mayor Ray Pacheco said the event is a reminder of “how important the Ford Wyoming Event Center and Center is to the town of Casper, and how it continues to be a plaque rotating hub and a central part of the economy here”.
“It really changed the state of Wyoming,” he added.
Organizers hope Wyoming will embrace the show with open arms and fill the arena.
“We want to encourage the community to buy tickets and come see this amazing show,” he said.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, Oct. 21 at 10 a.m., Murphy said, and will be priced between $49 and $149.
Murphy says there are exactly 8,017 seats available, which is barely the 8,000 seat minimum required by the show’s producers.
Core members of Journey remain founding guitarist Neal Schon and keyboardist Jonathan Cain, who joined in the early 80s and co-wrote hits such as “Don’t Stop Believing”. Legendary vocalist Steve Perry left the band in the late 1990s. Toto’s main founding member continues to be guitarist Steve Lukather, with keyboardist David Paich occasionally joining on gigs.