Taking a detour from his main job as lead guitarist for Journey, multi-talented Neal Schon has put the finishing touches on his latest solo album, “The Calling”, released by Frontiers Records in the UK on 22nd October. Produced by and featuring Schon on all guitars and bass, “The Calling” reunites Schon with former Journey bandmate, drummer Steve Smith. Igor Len, an accomplished classical, jazz and film composer from Russia, who had previously collaborated with Schon, is featured on acoustic piano throughout the album. Grammy Award-winning special guest Jan Hammer (ex-Mahavishnu Orchestra) recorded Moog synthesizer solos on two tracks – Fifty Six and Tumbleweeds. Recently, Schon teamed up with Dan Barnett (Journey: Live In Manila) to produce the video for the first single and title track from the album. While celebrating the release of The Calling, Schon will be back on the road with Journey as the band’s 2012 tour kicked off July 21 in Southern California and is scheduled to run through December, with most dates featuring special guests Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and Loverboy.
(Brazil) / Agst 19, 2012