Arnel Pineda back in Manila with ‘Journey’ band mates


Journey lead vocalist and Filipino pride Arnel Pineda is currently in town for a double celebration.

Pineda reportedly came with his band mates on Monday to celebrate his 44th birthday as well as the christening of his and wife Cherry Pineda’s daughter on Sept. 5.

Pineda’s new bundle of joy, Thea Chenelle, was born on June 15 while the rock singer was in the US doing a series of shows with his band mates from Journey. Pineda obviously cherished the trip back home as he said he had been away for more than a month. He is also known to have a son from an earlier relationship.

The Pinoy rocker reportedly hinted an upcoming local concert of his band though he did not give further details.

The Manila-born Pineda became the lead vocalist of the American band Journey in 2007 after its members watched him singing their hits on YouTube. Pineda replaced Journey’s original vocalist Steve Perry.

The Filipino journey man has since gone on tour with the band.