Event to take place at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium on August 6th, 2022 during Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls
Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (“HOFV” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW), the only resort, entertainment and media company centered around the power of professional football, today announced it will host the 2022 Concert for Legends Presented by Ford, a one-night musical event headlined by legendary rock band Journey. The concert will take place at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium on the campus of the Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls on August 6th, 2022 at 8 p.m., during this year’s Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week. Tickets will be available beginning on Friday, April 1st at 10 a.m. ET at HOFVillage.com and Ticketmaster.com.
“We are thrilled to partner with the Pro Football Hall of Fame to bring the Concert for Legends back to Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium for this special event during this year’s Enshrinement Week,” said Mike Levy, President of Operations for HOFV. “Guests and football fans celebrating the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2022 will now have the opportunity to enjoy a performance by Journey, one of the most prominent and legendary acts in rock music, through this one-of-a-kind concert experience. This event is another example of the world-class entertainment and unique experiences that we’re bringing to the Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls, which continue to generate revenue for our organization and grow our Events business vertical.”
Formed in San Francisco in 1973, Journey is one of the most recognizable names in rock and pop music, known for hits such as “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Faithfully,” “Lights” and many others. Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2017, the diamond-selling group recently announced the track listing for its upcoming studio album Freedom, which is scheduled to be released later this year. The band headlined the Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago last summer, uniting fans across generations with its decade-spanning setlist of instantly recognizable anthems. The group also recently played its hits “Any Way You Want It” and “Don’t Stop Believin’” at We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert in New York City last August, in addition to honoring 9/11 first responders at the Tunnel to Towers concert that same month. Journey features founder Neal Schon (lead guitarist), Arnel Pineda (lead vocals) and Jonathan Cain (keyboards, backing vocals).
“We are excited that Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Journey will rock the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week stage,” said Greg Harris, President & CEO of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, “Along with our Canton neighbors, we look forward to welcoming football and rock & roll fans to northeast Ohio this summer.”
The Concert for Legends event will also feature a special guest to open the evening which will be announced in the coming weeks.
The 2022 Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls will welcome more than 100 Hall of Famers back to the Pro Football Hall of Fame to be part of the week’s festivities. Fans and guests of the Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls will be able to see and interact with their favorite former players as they gather to celebrate in Canton.
Ticket prices for the Concert for Legends Presented by Ford will range from $59 to $225, and more information, including sponsorship opportunities, can be viewed now at HOFVillage.com.
About Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company
Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW) is a resort and entertainment company leveraging the power and popularity of professional football and its legendary players in partnership with the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Headquartered in Canton, Ohio, the Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company is the owner of the Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls, a multi-use sports, entertainment and media destination centered around the Pro Football Hall of Fame's campus. Additional information on the Company can be found at www.HOFREco.com.
About the Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls
Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls is a multi-use sports, entertainment and media destination centered around the Pro Football Hall of Fame's campus in Canton, Ohio. Owned by the Hall of Fame Resort and Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW), the Village currently has over $250 million worth of assets under management and is one of the largest ongoing construction projects in Ohio. Phase I of the project entailed the construction of the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, a world-class 20,000 seat, sports and entertainment stadium, and the National Youth Football and Sports Complex. Phase II, currently under construction, will add the Constellation Center for Excellence, the Center for Performance, a Fan Engagement Zone, a Hall of Fame indoor waterpark and a Hilton Tapestry Hotel. Phase III is currently in planning stages. For more information, visit www.HOFVillage.com.
Since the group's formation in 1973, JOURNEY has earned 19 top 40 singles, 25 gold and platinum albums, and has sold nearly 100 million albums globally. Their "Greatest Hits" album is certified 15 times-platinum, making JOURNEY one of the few bands to ever have been diamond-certified, and their song "Don't Stop Believin'" has been streamed over one billion times alone.
JOURNEY was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2017, and 2018's co-headlining tour with DEF LEPPARD was the band's most successful tour to date, landing them in the Top 10 year-end touring chart with more than 1 million tickets sold. JOURNEY has also received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame and were inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall Of Fame. Additionally, the band is the subject of the award-winning documentary "Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey" about the band's resurgence upon adding Arnel Pineda as lead singer after founding member Neal Schon discovered the Philippines native on YouTube.
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