The Italian American Heritage Festival of Iowa is proud to announce that Journey former lead vocalist Steve Augeri will headline this year’s entertainment lineup.
Drawing on a range of diverse musical influences to deliver a unique take on the genre of melodic rock, Augeri is an Italian-American rock singer best known as the lead vocalist for the rock group Journey from 1998 to 2006.
In 1997, Steve received a phone call from both Jonathan Cain and Neal Schon and was offered an audition to front the legendary rock band Journey. A year later, Augeri was officially named the group’s lead vocalist and the first “official” lead vocalist since the departure of Steve Perry. For the next eight years Augeri and the band toured almost constantly to reclaim their standing as one of America’s premier rock bands.
The song “Remember Me”, from the seven-times-platinum soundtrack album from the movie Armageddon, represents Augeri’s recording debut with the band, followed by three albums released between 2001 and 2005. A final testament to his and the band’s success is attained when the live DVD of their Las Vegas concert, recorded in December 2000, titled “Journey 2001,” acquired platinum status.
In 2010 Augeri released his long-awaited first solo album titled “In The Moment” which was followed by a world tour that showcased material from his career and featured a talented new group of musicians. Needless to say, the tour was a highlight for his many fans around the globe.
Today, Steve and his band continue to excite his fans and audiences around the world with his soaring vocal performances and the Journey songs that everyone remembers and loves to sing along with.
Steve Augeri will perform at the Italian American Heritage Festival of Iowa at 10:00 pm on Saturday, July 25th. See our Entertainment page for this year’s full lineup.