Social Media Journey Unfolds – Check It Out

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On January 26th of this year I had a Blog posting titled, Social Media Journey, that told a very cool story about how the rock band Journey had discovered their new lead singer, Arnel Pineda, through YouTube. It is a great example of Social Media in action. The band managed to contact Arnell directly through the channel – no need for couriers, managers, record labels, etc…

In the spirit of breaking out towards the weekend, I thought you might enjoy this video, which is the first live show of Journey featuring Arnell on vocals (and man, does he deliver the goods). The show took place last night (February 21) at the Viña del Mar International Song Festival in Viña del Mar, Chile. Isn’t it interesting to also note how fast content like this now travels and is made available to the masses?

Take a look:


  1. There might be something to this Internet thing after all. 🙂
    Seriously – one of the best stories of the power of new media ever.
    And it doesn’t hurt that Arnel can SING.

  2. Hi I’m From Chile I was there last night an it was awesome this guy Arnel is a blast just like Steve in the old days I was so happy to this this band and brings me some many goods memories…..
    Thank you
    Rodrigo ( Chile)

  3. I’m from Chile too, i think Arnel did a very good work……it was like be at 80s again…….Good work Arnel!!!!!……Long Live to Journey, plz come back soon

  4. Man oh man! Did you hear the range of his at the end of Only the the Young? I’m still laughing at how incredibly good, strong, and powerful his voice is! I hope the new tracks get the air play they deserve. Rock on Neal! See you in ABQ

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