Former Journey lead vocalist and songwriter Steve Augeri just released his long awaited single, “If You Want” , the debut from his upcoming LP Seven Ways ’Til Sunday through Hi-Hat Records and Coney Island Cowboy Songs.
Steve’s recognizable and powerful vocals soar over the song, building into a memorably epic chorus where he sings “If you want to be loved, open your heart up to me.” The song is an homage to the classic rock of the 70s and 80s with a modern take.
Steve says, “Lyrically, I wanted to reach out to the lonely hearts who never quite get it right or catch a break when it comes to matters of the heart. Musically I had some of the greats in my head, my musical heroes such as Rod Stewart, The Rolling Stones and Tina Turner. “If You Want” is the first time I included a saxophone front and center and the incomparable David B. Freeman (Yacht Rock Revue) brings it.”
Steve continues, “I think I’m most proud of the writing team that developed between The Steve Augeri Band members Craig Pullman, Adam Holland and myself. I mention them in this particular order because it was in this order that the original seed was planted, then cultivated, then passed on to me for the final stage more times than not.”
The album was recorded at NYC’s Hi-Hat Studios & self produced by Steve as well as Atlanta, Georgia and Nashville, TN where it was mixed by Steve Mandile (Sixwire).
The Steve Augeri Band is in alphabetical order: Adam Augeri and former Valentine member’s: Adam Holland, Craig Pullman & Gerard Zappa will be touring in support of the new songs as well as material from his career including JOURNEY’s Greatest Hits. Tour dates listed below.
Steve is performing tonight in Palm Desert, CA at the RHENEYPALOOZA JAM alongside Alice Cooper, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter (Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers), Scott Stapp (Creed), Ed Roland (Collective Soul), and many more. The event is a fundraiser for the St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital .
STEVE AUGERI TOUR DATES
2/24/22 – The Warburton / The RHENEYPALOOZA JAM – Palm Desert, CA
3/5/22 – The Dark Side of the Brew and Skew Music Festival 2022 – San Antonio, TX
3/12/22 – 80’s Rock Tour / Lou Gramm, Steve Augeri & John Payne: The Music of Foreigner, Journey & ASIA – El Paso, TX
3/20/22 – Seven Seas Concert Series – Orlando, FL
3/26/22 – Retro Festival – Lucerne, Switzerland
5/7/22 – Raue Center For The Arts – Crystal Lake, IL
5/14/22 – Oakley-Lindsay Center – Quincy, IL
6/4/22 – Strawberry Festival – Lebanon, OR
7/3/22 – Frontier Days Festival – Arlington Heights, IL
8/5/22 – Canada Rock Fest – Grand Forks, BC
9/24/22 – Barboursville Fall Fest – Barboursville, WV
(MORE DATES TO BE ADDED)
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ABOUT STEVE AUGERI
Drawing on a range of diverse musical influences to deliver a unique take on the genre of melodic rock, Steve Augeri is an American rock singer best known as the lead vocalist for the rock group Journey from 1998 to 2006. Steve debuts with the seven times Platinum “Armageddon” soundtrack then on to record three albums during a successful eight-year tenure that brought one of the world’s most accomplished melodic rock groups back to the stage for multiple world tours and millions of adoring fans. Prior to Journey, Steve was a founding member of Epic recording artists Tall Stories. The group released their eponymous debut in 1992 and long awaited follow-up “Skyscraper” in 2009. It was then on to Melodic Rock group Tyketto, with whom he recorded the 1970’s Retro flavored “Shine” album.