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LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 22: Singer Joe Elliott of Def Leppard performs on the opening night of 'VIVA Hysteria!,' the band's 11-show residency, at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on March 22, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada; NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 07: Arnel Pineda performs with 2017 Inductee Journey onstage at the 32nd Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center on April 7, 2017 in New York City. Debuting on HBO Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm ET/PT

Despite fractious infighting, it appears Journey is already looking at touring plans for 2018 — with former tour mate Def Leppard.

The two groups last hit the road together during 2006, when Jeff Scott Soto was fronting Journey the year before the group found its current singer Arnel Pineda. Now insiders tell us that the two bands plan to hit the road again next year, while Journey bassist Ross Valory hinted at the same recently and Def Lep guitarist dropped a hint during a Canadian radio interview, saying “I know that nothing is set in stone but negotiations are going on and one of the acts we’re talking about touring with next year could possibly be Journey…(It’s) not the only thing in the works, but I know we are trying to put together a big tour for next year.”

Both acts are currently on the road, with Journey also set to be part of The Classics shows in Los Angeles and New York this month. The rumor comes in the wake of Journey guitarist Neal Schon‘s harsh social media attacks on bandmates Valory and Jonathan Cain, although it’s been awhile since he’s posted anything inflammatory.


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