NEAL SCHON to Make Large Donation of Personal Collection to OKPOP MUSEUM

JOURNEY founder and only remaining original member NEAL SCHON, with wife Michaele Schon, has announced that he will be donating a portion of his personal collection to the highly anticipated OKPOP Museum. The announcement was made immediately prior to Journey taking the stage with DEF LEPPARD at the BOK Center on July 9th.+

Born at Oklahoma’s Tinker Air Force Base, Schon was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 2013 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with the other members of Journey in 2017.

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“We’re going to get a nice collection for you all. I’m going to have to go through my zillion guitars and figure out which ones I’m going to ship. I’m also going to get you a giant platinum plaque with all our records on it.” – NEAL SCHON

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At the 4th of July, Milwaukee, WI stop of the tour, Schon also invited active-duty soldiers onstage with a heartfelt performance of the “Star Spangled Banner,” in honor of their upcoming deployment. The performance can be enjoyed online HERE.

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Neal Schon founded Journey in 1972 and has been the only consistent member, having participated in every album and tour to date. Schon is a Grammy-nominated guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist who is not only the founding member of Journey, but was a member of Santana and has performed with a variety of other acts including Bad English, Jan Hammer, HSAS and has released 10 solo albums including his latest Votex. His guitar style has been described as soulful and melodic, admired by such fellow legends as Eric Clapton and Prince, who reportedly asked for Schon’s blessing to release “Purple Rain”, which echoed a similar sound to Journey’s “Faithfully”.

Journey’s worldwide sales have reached over 100 million records, making them one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, with a wide selection of chart-topping hits like “Don’t Stop Believin­'”, “Open Arms”, “Lights”, “Faithfully”, and “When You Love a Woman”, among others.

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ADAKAIN To Record And Tour Before Rocklahoma Appearance

Texas Hard Rock Faves ADAKAIN will be headed to LA on February 1st for one week to track two new songs that were written after their first Mid-West/West Coast headline tour last fall. The band will be using producer and well-known RA frontman Sahaj Ticotin, who has produced and written music for Stitched Up HeartStarset, and Sevendust. The band has also revealed that they’ll be using mixing guru Ben Grosse (SevendustDisturbedBreaking Benjamin) for the final mastering and mixdown. Look for both songs to appear on a remastered and rereleased version of the band’s 2015 self-released debut Never Coming Home which will be released in May and, feature a few well-known musical guest appearances this time around!

The band is then set to launch into a two-week headliner stint around the Texas/Oklahoma area mid-February and then in March, frontman/guitarist Ryan RayCorey Goodwin(guitar/vocals), KC Jenkins (bass/vocals) , and Dan Johnson (drums) will embark on a 2-month, Spring co-headlining tour whose lineup will be officially announced in the coming weeks. That tour will lead to the band’s performance spot at this year’s tour ROCKLAHOMA Axis Entertainment Stage!. The band will close the evening right behind DEF LEPPARD and SOUNDGARDEN.

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Nothing defines success in the music industry as forcefully as genuine adoration from a band’s fans to their producers, the radio programmers and label reps who’ve seen, met and continued to be amazed by a steady climb through the ranks. In that regard, Dallas/Fort Worth rockers ADAKAIN are already considered one of the most successful Active Rock acts in the U.S.!

Culminating their individual past experiences from previously signed bands and successful touring phenoms, each member brings top-level performance criteria to the table for a Royal feast of musical brilliance. Spending the last two years touring with National Acts like Taproot, Crossfade, Pop Evil, Korn, Slayer, Marilyn Manson, Killswitch Engage, Trapt, Trivium and fellow-Lone Star brethren Hellyeah & Drowning Pool; the ADAKAIN formula has been tried, tested and successfully gained the attention of radio and a national fan base that is supportive beyond compare!

Now, with a fully remastered re-release of their critically-applauded debut album “Never Coming Home” which will include mixes by famed producer Ben Grosse (Sevendust, Disturbed, Breaking Benjamin) and production from Sahaj Ticotin (RA, Stitched Up Heart) respectively, ADAKAIN are launching into 2017 with more power than a Dallas oil strike! With regional headline tours that will culminate in their first ever appearance at this year’s ROCKLAHOMA Music Festival; Frontman/Guitarist Ryan Ray exclaims; “Man, this is a dream year we’re coming up on! The whole band is stoked, the music sounds incredible and there’s a whole slew of surprises we’re gonna be throwing in along the way”, he says. “That’s what happens, I guess, when you hire a manager who used to be a professional magician for a living”, Ryan laughs hysterically.

Look for big ADAKAIN news to follow with a brand new single to be worked to commercial Rock Radio and a follow-up National Tour announcement to follow.