JOURNEY’S ‘REVELATION’ SELLS MORE THAN 104,000 UNITS IN DEBUT WEEK:
June 11, 2008
JOURNEY’s newthree-disc CD/DVD package REVELATION has sold more than 104,000 copies inits debut week according to Wal-Mart Stores, marking the band’s biggestfirst week’s sales since 1996’s TRIAL BY FIRE. Released June 3, REVELATIONis being sold exclusively at Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club in North America,Walmart.com and Samsclub.com, and Journey’s official website,Journeymusic.com. REVELATION’s first week’s sales marks a 1400% increaseover the band’s 2005 first week’s sales of GENERATIONS.
“We are thrilled with the early success of Journey’s ‘Revelation’ musicproject, and clearly our customer is excited about it too,” said Jeff Maas,Divisional Merchandise Manager, Entertainment, Wal-Mart, U.S. “We believethat if we continue to find innovative products, priced to showcase theirvalue, our customers will show their excitement by purchasing the product.Journey has been great to work with and clearly this reflects a win forthem and for our customer.”
The first disc consists of 11 new songs, the second is filled with 11re-recorded classics, and the third is a live, in-concert DVD. All of themusic on REVELATION was produced by Kevin Shirley (who previously workedwith JOURNEY on their Platinum-certified TRIAL BY FIRE album).
REVELATION marks a new chapter in the legendary career ofmulti-Platinum rockers JOURNEY, thanks to two singles at Rock and AC radio(“Never Walk Away” and “After All These Years”) and rave reviews, includingthe New York Times who hailed: “…the band seems to have taken rockvitamins: it feels alive.”
JOURNEY — Neal Schon (guitar), Jonathan Cain (keyboards), Ross Valory(bass), Deen Castronovo (drums) and Arnel Pineda (vocals) — is currentlyon a European tour through June 28. They’ll start a massive summer U.S.tour with special guests Heart and Cheap Trick on July 9 in Denver, CO.
For more information on Journey, visit http://www.journeymusic.com.
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