Meet Arnel Pineda, the newest frontman of American rock band Journey, along with his wife and family as the group recently performed live together at the iHeartRadio Music Festival, sparking questions surrounding former lead singer, Steve Perry.
Get to know the artist and his journey as a replacement lead singer as we explore former band member Steve Perry’s departure from the group and more.
Who is Arnel Pineda and his wife, Cherry?
Arnel Campaner Pineda is a Filipino singer and songwriter as the current lead singer of the American rock band, Journey.
Pineda has been with the band since 2007, replacing the former lead singer following his previous departure.
Born on 5 September 1967 in Sampaloc, Philippines, Arnel Pineda is now aged 54 years old.
The artist has been married to his wife, Cherry Pineda since 2001 and the couple are now parents to their four children; Angelo Pineda, Cherub Pineda, Thea Chenelle Pineda and Matthew Pineda.
@arnelpineda2007 has over 46,000 Instagram followers and often shares content surrounding his music and his family.
Cherry Flores Pineda reportedly celebrates her birthday on 9 July, according to a gifted video montage uploaded onto vimeo.com.
Journey’s frontman captures and documents family moments on his social media platform.
Explore more information surrounding the artist over on arnelpineda.com.
Artist performs live with Journey
2021’s iHeartRadio Music Festival included a live performance from Journey, featuring Arnel Pineda frontstage.
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Journey closed out the US concert show and received praise from fans for finding another suitable lead singer.
Viewers were able to catch the two-night iHeartRadio Music Festival special which aired 2 October and 3 October on The CW Television Network.
What happened to Steve Perry in the band?
Journey’s live performance sparked many speculations surrounding the absence of former lead singer Steve Perry, a 72-year-old American singer and songwriter.
According to iHeartRadio, Perry departed from the band in 1987 and pursued a solo career, despite never reaching commercial success as an individual artist.
Later on, in the mid-1990s, Steve Perry then reunited with his Journey bandmates and prepped for an upcoming tour before finding out his hip condition would require surgery, changing the upcoming plans.
Perry eventually announced that he would be permanently leaving Journey.
In August 2018, @steveperrymusic took to Instagram to briefly acknowledge his disappearance from the industry, as his love for music had suddenly left him.
Perry went on to explain that he again began to record music in 2015 after unfortunately losing his late girlfriend Kellie Nash in 2012.
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The individual artist now continues to release music.