While the collaboration may have been unusual and unexpected, the audience was incredibly stoked by Perry's surprise performance with the band. Though the age of Perry's voice was apparent, the renditions of classic Journey songs 'Open Arms' and ‘Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’ were nearly flawless and were well received; initiating cheering and the audience singing along.
Perry initially left Journey back in 1986, only to return for one album (Trial By Fire) and tour ten years later. Outside of Journey, Perry only has two solo albums; the more recent of the two having been out since 1994. Since the 90's Perry has for the most part stayed off of the public radar. However, recently he has alluded that he may have new music in the works. It is confirmed that not long ago he worked on one track with electronic band AWOLNATION for their upcoming album which is currently unnamed.
Steve Perry's performance with Eels: