Norwalk Reflector: Former lead vocalist for Journey to perform at Lakeside

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Former lead vocalist for Journey to perform at Lakeside

• Aug 8, 2018 at 1:00 PM

LAKESIDE — It won’t be Steve Perry.

It will be, however, Perry’s successor as the lead vocalist for the rock group Journey.

Steve Augeri will perform in concert at 8:15 p.m. Saturday at Lakeside Chautauqua’s Hoover Auditorium.

Perry served as the band’s frontman from 1977 until 1998, when he was replaced by “a new Steve” — Augeri, formerly of Tyketto and Tall Stories.

The now 59-year-old Augeri handled lead vocals until 2006, when he was dropped while Journey toured with Def Leppard, the official site referring to a "chronic throat infection."

Augeri was replaced by the current frontman — Filipino singer and songwriter Arnel Campaner Pineda.

The band produced a slew of hits in the 1970s and 80s, including "Don't Stop Believin'" and "Faithfully," as well as "Only the Young,” "Wheel in the Sky," "Any Way You Want It,” “Who's Crying Now?” and "Open Arms.”

Journey was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the class of 2017. Inductees included Perry, as well as guitarist Neal Schon, keyboardists Jonathan Cain and Gregg Rolie, bassist Ross Valory, and drummers Aynsley Dunbar and Steve Smith.

Lakeside will host a variety of other acts in the coming days, including:

Sunday, Aug. 12, 6 p.m., Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo, Family Night in the Park: Wild Carrot. This Cincinnati-based, award-winning group has what it takes to please all types of folk music fans. Rooted in traditional American music, Wild Carrot’s repertoire branches in diverse directions: from original tunes and swing, to blues and traditional songs. The group uses a guitar, mandolin, dulcimer, concertina and vocals in each performance, expanding their configuration to a trio or quartet to fit each venue.

Tuesday, Aug. 14, 8:15 p.m., Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside Symphony Orchestra Closing Concert with guest conductor Michael Chertock. The concert will include “Festive Overture, Op. 96” by Dmitri Shostakovich and “Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23” by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky. Established in 1963, the LSO is one of Lakeside’s most cherished traditions. Bringing classical music to the Chautauqua community, the orchestra performs seven concerts during its month-long residency. The LSO is made up of more than 90 musicians from across the country that have devoted many years of service to Lakeside.

Wednesday, Aug. 15, 8:15 p.m., Hoover Auditorium, ”An Evening with C.S. Lewis” featuring David Payne. A devoted C.S. Lewis fan who has dedicated his life’s work to bringing the author’s words to life, David Payne has written a one-man show that will be performed in Lakeside. The play is set in the year 1963 and C.S. Lewis, the now-famous British author, is in the twilight years of his life. The setting of the play puts Lewis in his element as he hosts a group of American writers at his home outside Oxford, telling them stories of his associations, writing, family, faith and his great love.

Thursday, Aug. 16, 8:15 p.m., Hoover Auditorium, Ball in the House. Following in the path of classic harmony groups like Boyz II Men and The Temptations, the five-member veteran vocal band, Ball in the House, will move audiences with their a cappella music. Ball in the House takes the classic sound of vintage harmony and infuses it with the influence of pop and neo-soul artists like Bruno Mars and Pharrell Williams. 

Friday, Aug. 17, 8:15 p.m., Hoover Auditorium, Mike Albert & the Big “E” Band. A Lakeside favorite, Mike Albert & the Big “E” Band returns to the Hoover Auditorium stage for an “Ultimate Tribute” show dedicated to Elvis Presley. With songs including “All Shook Up”, “Can’t Help Falling in Love” and “Blue Suede Shoes”, Albert has won seven major “Elvis” contests for his impersonation of the King of Rock & Roll.

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