Journey tribute to rock Sumter

BY IVY MOORE
Special to The Sumter Item
Posted 8/10/18

There are only a very few tickets remaining for the Aug. 18 concert at Sumter Opera House by Resurrection - A Journey Tribute.

The band is widely recognized as one of the finest tribute bands around. Founded in 2014, the band's tribute focuses on …

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Journey tribute to rock Sumter

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There are only a very few tickets remaining for the Aug. 18 concert at Sumter Opera House by Resurrection - A Journey Tribute.

The band is widely recognized as one of the finest tribute bands around. Founded in 2014, the band's tribute focuses on the Steve Perry era, approximately 1977 to 1987 and again from 1995 to 1998.

That means the audience will hear such songs as "Don't Stop Believin,'" "Anyway You Want it," "Girl Can't Help It," "When You Love a Woman" and many others.

Like Journey, Resurrection is a hard-rocking band with talented personnel. Each has impressive credentials on his own, and reviews from critics and fans have described the band's concerts as "the best Journey concert that's not Journey."

Resurrection's founders, keyboardist Vic White, an Orangeburg native, and lead singer Ryan Christopher spent six months on their research and in-depth rehearsal with the band to recreate the Journey sound as accurately as possible. From their first few performances, Resurrection grew a large and dedicated fan base.

White has previously performed with John Berry, Deana Carter and Bryan Adams, and Christopher exhibits the voice, mannerisms and style of Steve Perry. Christopher discovered his talent for singing Perry's songs when he did "Don't Stop Believin'" during a karaoke contest.

Jim Handley, the drummer, was actually the drum tech for Journey for eight years, even playing in a few of their concerts. He has also played with U2, Peter Frampton, Pearl Jam and several other popular groups.

Steve Sheroan on guitar and Ben King on vocals and bass have numerous studio credits with well-known bands and individual musicians.

City Cultural Manager Seth Reimer advised anyone interested in the Aug.18 concert Resurrection - A Journey Tribute to call for tickets as soon as possible. He said in a press release "their show is guaranteed to be a brilliant reproduction of sights and sounds, complete with a red piano, that will captivate and transport (you), rekindling memories for longtime fans and creating new memories for the youngest fans."

Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, concert by Resurrection - A Journey Tribute are $25, $28 and $30. Call or visit the Sumter Opera House box office at 21 N. Main St., where the concert in the New Frontiers Tour will also be presented. For more information, visit www.SumterOperaHouse.com or call (803) 436-2616.

To hear samples of the music of Resurrection, visit the website https://www.notjourney.com/music.