After 19 Long Years Away, Steve Perry Returns To The Stage And Dazzles With “Open Arms”

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The Moment We’ve All Been Waiting For!

It took 19 years after his exit from Journey, but it finally happened: Steve Perry stepped back onstage for the very first time! Out of the public eye for decades, Steve’s led a pretty quiet life following his departure from Journey – so quiet, that rumors ran rampant about his retirement being due to having lost the voice that caused Jon Bon Jovi to affectionately dub him, “The Voice”.

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However, in 2014 fans of alternative rock band the Eels were treated to the surprise of a lifetime when Steve Perry walked onstage and, after picking up the microphone to launch into a cute story about his first love, began to belt the Journey classic “Open Arms”.

Fun Fact: Perry cites late soul singer Sam Cooke as a major influence.

If anyone ever belonged onstage, it’s Steve! – at 65 years old, he’s still absolutely magnetic. Sure, his voice has a slightly raspy quality to it, but hey – much like a fine wine, Steve has only gotten better with age! Could this be a hint at a possible return to the stage – maybe even with Journey, one day? Who knows, and “The Voice” himself even says, “Never say never”. Until then, I think it’s safe to say that this triumphant return to the stage is everything we’ve ever wanted from the ex-Journey singer!

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