Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" Gets Old Fast, Even Steve Perry Is Sick of It — VIDEO
Get ready for a treat Journey fans — and no, it's not another Glee performance of "Don't Stop Believin'". Ex-Journey frontman Steve Perry's been more or less a recluse since he left the band in 1998 following a hip injury and citing that he was "burned out". By that point, the lead singer hadn't performed with Journey since 1991 and his last live performance was a solo show in 1995 — well, until last night. On Monday night, Perry reemerged and performed Journey songs with Eels in St. Paul, MN, but his greatest hit was missing from his encore set.
Following Eels' performance at St. Paul's Fitzgerald Theater, Perry came onstage for the band's encore. The former frontman sang one of the indie band's hits "It's A Motherf—ker," before asking the band if they'd ever played any of his songs. And, obviously, they had. Perry then dove into two of Journey's iconic hits — "Open Arms" and "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'". But not "Don't Stop Believin'" — why?
Maybe that's what Perry meant when he said "burned out" — that he just couldn't bare another performance of "Don't Stop Believin'"? I mean, I can relate. Or maybe Perry's still pissed about that Sopranos finale. Either way, there were no strangers dancing up and down the boulevard in St. Paul last night, but Perry still rocked. Watch Perry's performance here: