Former Journey frontman Steve Perry broke a two-decade hiatus from the stage with a surprise guest appearance on Sunday (May 25) with modern rockers Eels in St. Paul, Minn.
Perry (as seen in the video below) joined the group for a pair of Journey hits, "Open Arms" and "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin' " as well as Eels' own "It's a Motherf***er" to the delight of the crowd at Fitzgerald Theater. Eels, touring to support its new album "The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett," posted a clip of the performance on Facebook and Twitter but did not comment on the collaboration. It's not known why Perry, who resides in California, was in St. Paul or why he chose Eels to perform with.
Perry has been making hopeful comments for some months about returning to active musical duty and even working with Journey again, although no details have surfaced in either direction. Perry did contribute guest vocals for the upcoming album by the electronic rock group AWOLNATION as well.