MANILA -- Filipino rocker Arnel Pineda is now preparing for the Asian tour of the classic American rock band Journey.
In an exclusive interview with ABS-CBN News, Pineda announced that the band will kick-off its Asian tour in Japan.
"Sa January 25, aalis na ako kasi we will start our Asian tour on February 1," he said. "Mayroon kaming Osaka, Nagoya at saka Tokyo."
In the interview, Pineda also expressed his excitement over Journey's concert in Manila, which will happen on February 17 at Mall of Asia Arena.
"Actually love overdue na siya. It took eight years for us to comeback, I think it's just the right time. Sana tangkilikin ulit ng ating mga kababayan," he said.
Pineda and Journey first performed in Manila in 2009. The concert, which was also held at the Mall of Asia grounds, was even videotaped and released on DVD.
Journey was supposed to perform at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in 2013 but the concert was cancelled.
For next month's concert, Pineda vowed to give their best for their Pinoy fans.
"Gagawin naming fresh para sa lahat 'yung tunog. At the same time tutugtugin namin 'yung most-loved songs ng Journey for the fans," he said.