Trip will join their 50th anniversary tour this year, but there is still plenty of intrigue surrounding who will actually be part of the tour. Although guitarist Neal Schon recently hinted that fans would see former keyboardist Gregg Roley during the tour, the group’s longtime keyboardist Jonathan Cain revealed in a social media post that he’s enjoying some time on the slopes before “hitting the road with Journey.”
Schon and Cain, the two longest-tenured members of Journey who both have a stake in the band’s business, have been publicly at odds in recent months, with Schon suing Cain for allegedly being denied access to the band’s financial records.
Back in October, it was announced that Journey would be on the road in 2023 with Toto as part of their 50th anniversary tour. Then, a month later, news of Schon’s trial against Kain was revealed. The guitarist claimed that he had been denied access to the band’s financial records and that Cain had set up an American Express card under the group’s name without telling him, and that “millions of Journey funds had flowed through it.”
Kain publicly refuted that Schon’s “reckless consumption” was at the issue of their dispute and that he always had access to the financial records but was seeking an extension of his spending limits.
Soon after, Schon began teases the possibility of Gregg Rolie’s return to the band for their 50th anniversary tour. Rolie plays keyboards and preceded Cain in the group. Then, last week while teasing the upcoming tour, Schon confirmed to a fan about the rumors of Rolie’s return, “You will see him.”
Also notable among the band’s in-fighting is that Schon filed a termination against Cain after the keyboardist joined in a sing-along of “Don’t Stop Believin'” with several right-wing politicians at an event at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. Cain’s wife, televangelist Paula White-Cain, is Trump’s former spiritual advisor. Schon has too accused White-Cain of illegally accessing the band’s bank accountand claims her “signature has appeared on purported travel-related bank documents since at least July 2020.”
In Jonathan Cain’s new social media post, he poses with his wife on the slopes, commenting, “I feel so grateful and blessed to share this time on the slopes with my baby before he hits the road with Journey,” adding the hashtags for #grateful #blessed #mountains #loveand #skiing.
In other Journey news, the band’s former frontman Steve Perry recently dropped a lawsuit he had filed against Schon and Cain over song trademarks used in the band’s merchandising. Perry filed the case back in September last year. Speaking about Perry’s decision to withdraw the case, Schon initially tweeted out that Cain’s claim that he was “blatantly trying to rip SP offwas now laid to rest. He later added in a separate tweet“No more litigation with Steve. Time to talk.”
Journey’s upcoming tour kicks off Jan. 27 and 28 in Durant, Oklahoma. You can get tickets for Journey’s upcoming tour here.
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