Journey, Donnie Iris dazzles Pro Football Hall of Fame stadium crowd

CANTON − As Journey’s lead vocalist smoothly sang the chorus to the band’s mega hit, “Open Arms,” ​​it felt like a perfect summer moment in Canton during the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival.

Most of the near-full audience joined in with a sing-along, with the crowd becoming a huge choir at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. Couples hugged and waved back and forth. Arms and hands waved in unison. Cell phones were charged to record video.

Arnel Pineda, lead singer of Journey, will perform at the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium during the Concert for Legends Saturday, August 6, 2022.

And there were many more similar moments on Saturday night as Journey lived up to the name of the annual festival show – the Concert for Legends.

Although some band members have changed and a different lead singer is now at the helm of the rock juggernaut, fans didn’t seem to notice a difference. And the band was sonically on point throughout the roughly two-hour performance.

Red and blue lights flashed and pulsed on a stage flanked by large video screens.

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