#13 Band Interview: Trial By Fire

#13 Band Interview: Trial By Fire

Trial By Fire…Tribute to Journey Interview

On June 4th, 2016, Trial By Fire, the Journey Tribute Band is appearing at the Tally Ho Theatre, Leesburg, Virginia, 8:30 PM.  This is a wonderful interview with Ernie Shepherd, lead singer, Trial By Fire, and a wonderful family, all ages, G-rated event!

Amazing at it seems today, but in 1996, arena rock superstars Journey put the band back together to record their tenth studio album, Trial by Fire. Shortly after the release of this reunion album lead singer and signature voice, Steve Perry injured himself while training for what was to be a high energy road show. With Steve Perry unable to perform, the Trial by Fire tour became “the tour that never happened”.   Imagine if Steve Perry had never injured himself on that fateful day. What would the Trial by Fire tour look like?

Flash forward to the present. TRIAL BY FIRE is born out of the hearts of five seasoned North Carolina – based musicians who have decided to answer that question. It is their vision to bring that 1996 tour to Journey fans across the country… to embrace the sound and visuals of the Steve Perry era of Journey.

Prepare to let TRIAL BY FIRE take you back to an earlier day when lighters were held high, and you couldn’t help but sing along to such powerful choruses as “Don’t Stop Believin’”, “Wheel in the Sky”,  “Lights”, “Separate Ways” and “Faithfully”

Join me for the excellent story of the band, and wonderful interview with lead singer, Ernie Shepherd!

Written by Paul Vogelzang

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