Could we be witnessing Steve Perry’s comeback to the stage right before our eyes? The former Journey frontman has been making special guest appearances with the indie rock band Eels in the past weeks to many fans’ delight, including one most recent stop at Los Angeles’ Orpheum Theatre Wednesday night.
Perry surprised fans by performing a few songs with the band that included two Journey songs, “Open Arms” (which he’s performed before) and the addition of a new song “Lights” to his setlist, reports Ultimate Classic Rock.
Before launching into “Lights,” which the band notes he hasn’t sung in over 20 years, Perry explains to the crowd about the song’s origins.
“It actually started in Los Angeles…it started out here, sort of finished it, then I got this call to join this band in Northern California called Journey, and we finished it up there and changed L.A. to the Bay,” he explained to the cheering crowd.
After re-emerging on stage for the first time in nearly 20 years in early May, Perry has been popping up at various shows with the Eels including the first show in St. Paul then again in Washington, D.C. Thankfully, fans have been capturing these amazing performances on video and sharing them with the world.
Watch his performance of “Lights” below:
Watch him perform “Open Arms”: