Journey Donates $350k to Typhoon Relief in Philippines


As anyone would expect, Journey is one of the first bands to step forward and help with typhoon relief in the Philippines -- the homeland of frontman Arnel Pineda.

The group has pledged $350,000 to the United Nations World Food Programme, and in a statement Pineda, who still resides in Manila, says:

"Don't stop believing, help is on the way for the people of the Philippines."

Journey has also established a site for fans to make donations at www.wfpusa.org/journey.

Pineda -- who was the subject of a documentary this year, "Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey" -- previously told us that he's still pinching himself over the invitation to join Journey in 2007:

"It's still like half dream and half reality for me because, y'know, with all these great bands that I get to meet along with one of the greatest bands I'm with, it feels like still unbelievable. It still feels so surreal...I think for me it, I'm just an unknown musician singer and a cover singer in the Philippines. I wouldn't think it's serious. I take it as a joke."

Journey kicks off a co-headlining tour with the Steve Miller Band on May 15 in Chula Vista, Calif.