Late yesterday, Journey announced that lead singer Jeff Scott Soto was leaving the band, after serving barely a year as the replacement for the last Journey singer, Steve Augeri. The press release states that the group plans to take the rest of 2007 off, but we can’t help but wonder whether this might finally lead to a full-on reunion with Steve Perry. Not only would a “classic line-up” tour be lucrative, but there’s plenty of numerology to support this theory: After the band’s Sopranos cameo, both “Don’t Stop Believin’” and Greatest Hits are at No. 21 on their respective iTunes charts. Add up 2 + 1 and you get 3, which happens to be the number of Journey frontmen since 1977. And if you subtract 1977 from 1949–Perry’s year of birth–you get 28, which is the exact number of times that Perry says “Oh Sherrie” in the song of the same name. Coincidence?
All joking aside, this thing could make a mint. The group could pull millions from a week-long Atlantic City stint alone.