Former Journey Singer Steve Perry Helps Crowd With 'Don't Stop Believin' During MLB Playoff Game [WATCH]
Steve Perry hasn't performed with Journey since the late '90s, but he's still the most recognizable member of the group, having lent his smooth vocals to 1981's smash hit "Don't Stop Believin.'" Although he isn't one for public appearances nowadays, the singer was spotted last night (October 6) at a San Francisco Giants game leading the stadium in a triumphant version of Journey's most-beloved song.
As Ultimate Classic Rock reports, video footage shows an elated Perry, who's a well-known Giants fan, singing, dancing and even slapping some air bass during a break in the team's third game against the Washington Nationals. Although his team lost, Perry looked to have a fun time during the duet with thousands (see below).
Perry was seen on camera a few times in 2010 during the World Series when the Giants were victorious. The singer credited the singalongs with sparking his passion for music again. "I can't put into words what the Giants have done for me emotionally," he said in an interview. "It's beyond words. In a lot of ways, they've saved me and they've gotten me back into music, to be perfectly honest with you. They touched me in a way that made me excited about music again."
The singer left Journey in 1998 and was replaced by Steve Augeri for a few years before the band discovered Arnel Pineda on YouTube in 2007. Pineda currently serves as Journey's lead singer.
In May and June, Perry made multiple guest appearances with California alt-rock band Eels, performing Journey classics like "Lights," "Open Arms" and "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'," Stereogum reported.