It’s been 14 years since he was first launched as the new lead singer of the iconic American rock band Journey and Arnel Pineda continues to bring Pinoy Pride wherever in the world they perform.
Last August 21 in front of an audience of 60,000 people, Arnel performed with Journey at the WE LOVE NYC: Homecoming Concert at Central Park in New York where they performed their classic hits “Any Way You Want It” fand “Don’t Stop Believin’”. Some of the other performers at the event included Rob Thomas; Jennifer Hudson; Carlos Santana; Andrea Bocelli along with the New York Philharmonic orchestra; Earth, Wind, and Fire; Jon Batiste; and Julia Michaels to name a few.
The 53-year-old singer, who first started singing when he was in his early teens shared his excitement over being part of the event through a post on his Instagram account. He wrote, “thank you #NYC folks #nyhomecomingconcert for your very warm embrace ..we loved every minute of it..
thank you @kevinwilsonnyc for letting me use your amazing shot
we love you #NewYork ”
Last year, Arnel recorded a song especially written for COVID-19 frontliners in the country called ‘Your Soldiers.’ The pop-rock track was his tribute to healthcare workers and other frontliners and also serves as a call for unity amid the pandemic.