Arnel Pineda, vocalist of the band Journey, performed the band’s classic hit song “Open Arms” on the Ellen DeGeneres show last Wednesday, May 11.
The following day, May 12, the legendary band started their sold-out tour together with The Doobie Brothers and Dave Mason as their special guest.
In a previous interview with PUSH, Arnel answered rumors he was leaving the group.
"Hindi siguro. Unless mag-disband yung banda. Pero as of now they have no plans of disbanding. Pero any time I’m ready kasi actually nung sinali nila ako, nung ginawa nila akong permanent member nung banda, I didn’t expect na tumagal ako eh.
“Para sa akin, ‘Maka-one year lang ako sa kanila. Malibot ko lang ang buong Amerika touring with them okay na sa akin.’ Kahit nga isa nga lang or dalawang show na nakasama ko sila. Pero my God after 500 shows with the band I’m still here. They still keep me so it’s such a blessing,” he explained.