Journey and the Steve Miller Band come to the Colonial Life Arena on Wednesday, March 11. You’ve heard their hits again and again, but do you know the stories behind the songs and the band’s journey? Take our quiz.
1. Journey’s 1981 hit “Don’t Stop Believin’ ” soared to the top of Apples’ iTunes chart 18 years later. Why?
2. How did current lead singer Arnel Pineda join the band?
3. “When the lights go down in the city / and the sun shines on the bay…” What city and what bay?
4. What does the symbol gracing Journey’s albums mean?
5. What’s the connection between the band and the reality singing competition “American Idol”?
Opening act is Tower of Power. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Show starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $39 to $125; LMCtix.com.
1. Thank the producers of the HBO drama “The Sopranos.” They chose to use the song during the final scene of the series. As a result, iTunes sales of “Don’t Stop Believin’ ” rocketed fourfold in the week after. In 2009, a cover version sung in the inaugural episode of “Glee” propelled that verison and the original to the top of the charts again.
2. Pineda was the lead singer of a Journey cover band in the Philippines when he was recruited by the band to audition in 2007. Pineda’s story was recounted in the documentary, “Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey.”
3. That would be San Francisco and the San Francisco Bay. The band formed in San Francisco in 1973.
4. It’s the Egyptian symbol representing the scarab beetle.
5. Randy Jackson, one of the original judges on the Fox show, worked with the band.