Open Arms: Contentious Journey Bandmates Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain Pal Around in New Video Clip

For the last several years, Journey guitarist Neal Schon and keyboardist Jonathan Cain have had a particularly vitriolic relationship, with Schon launching a lawsuit against Cain regarding the use of the band’s financial accounts. Now, however, the veteran rockers appear to be getting along again, judging by a new video clip showing the two together while Journey was in Las Vegas this week for a special performance.

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The clip, which has been posted on Journey’s and Schon’s social media pages, captures Schon and Cain walking arm in arm near the area where the band performed on Wednesday, November 15, as part of a star-studded open ceremony for the Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix auto race.

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The post also features a note from Schon that reads, “Thankful to … [the] F1 team. Best video of the night 🙏🏽 @nealschon @jonathancainofficial @journeyofficial @f1.”

In the message, Schon also thanks his wife, Michaele, who apparently shot the video.

The clip is soundtracked by the Journey classic “Don’t Stop Believin’,” which is what the band played at the event.

Among the other stars who performed at the concert event were Andra Day, Bishop Briggs, J Balvin, John Legend, Keith Urban, Steve Aoki, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Tiësto, and

You can watch the ceremony on Formula 1’s official YouTube channel. Journey’s performance begins at the 14:36 mark.

Journey’s Las Vegas appearance is the band’s only scheduled performance before the launch of their Freedom Tour 2024 celebrating the group’s 50th anniversary. The North American trek, which features Toto as the opening act, kicks off February 9 in Biloxi, Mississippi, and runs through an April 29 show in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

As previously reported, in October 2022, Schon sued Cain for allegedly denying him access to Journey’s American Express card and records. Cain countered by claiming that Schon had been out of control in his spending of the group’s money.

Then in December 2022, the guitarist, who’s the sole founding Journey member still in the band, sent Cain a cease-and-desist letter seeking to stop the keyboardist from performing Journey songs at political events after Cain played “Don’t Stop Believin’” for a gathering at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property where other high-profile Republican politicians were in attendance. The letter maintained that “such conduct is extremely deleterious to the Journey brand as it polarizes the band’s fans and outreach.”

The conflict between Schon and Cain didn’t get in the way of Journey mounting a successful North American tour earlier this year that also featured Toto as the support act.

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