Former Journey Drummer Deen Castronovo Makes Plea Deal and an Apology


In a statement, Deen admits that he hit bottom and thanks the prosecutors for saving his life
"Two weeks ago, I, Deen Catronovo, made a plea deal with Salem, Oregon prosecutors. I plead guilty
to one count of coercion, one count of unlawful use of a weapon, two counts of assault 4, and 2
counts of menacing. Ref: Case #15CR23974 in Marion County Court."

"Anyone who witnessed the events remains adamant that my abrasive behavior stemmed from the fact
that I was at a drug-induced psychosis level of intoxication at the time of the occurrences.
Otherwise, I am an easy- going guy who loves being a father and a musician."

"After my Indictment in June, I completed a 75-day inpatient treatment program at the Hazelden
Betty Ford Springbrook Center, the most comprehensive drug abuse treatment center in the State of
Oregon. It was at Hazelden that I quickly realized how dire the situation had become. I made a vow
to myself and my family to not only stay sober but to dedicate time telling my story, speaking to
promote sobriety, being a good example to my sons and advocating for the rights and assistance of
domestic violence victims. I hope by telling my story I can help prevent someone else from making
the same mistakes I did."

"Taking into consideration that I have been able to stay completely sober since my Indictment in
June as well as the fact that I have continued domestic violence and drug counseling without any
difficulties, Judge Jamese Rhodes sentenced me to four years of probation. The probation requires
me to continue the domestic violence and drug abuse counseling."

"At the sentencing I apologized to my ex-fiancé, Deidra, and her family for the hurt I have put
them through. I continue to wish Deidra the best. I know Deidra is not at fault for my behavior nor
the consequences I have suffered because of it. Again, I want to apologize to Deidra, her family,
my family, my band-mates in Journey and the fans of Journey. I’m sorry I let you all down. I have
hit my bottom and I’m taking the necessary steps to ensuring that this never happens again."

"As devastating as this was for me it was far more devastating to Deidra and our children. Had it
not been for her calling the police and the intervention of the prosecutors Id probably be dead.
Im going to focus on my family, finding happiness in sobriety and helping others who might be
going down the wrong path to avoid destruction. For now Im taking it one day at a time and looking
to discover what new path God has planned for me."


For interview/media requests please contact: Cassandra Campbell





North American Tour Kicks Off May 15th in California with Special Guests Tower of Power

Tickets on Sale Starting Friday, November 22 at LiveNation.com

November 14, 2013 (Los Angeles, CA) - JOURNEY and STEVE MILLER BAND will kick off a 2014 summer tour on May 15 at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, California with special guest Tower of Power. The tour, produced by Live Nation, will bring two of the iconic groups that helped define the "San Francisco Sound" - Journey and Steve Miller Band - to more than 30 cities across North America including Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Toronto and Detroit. A full listing of tour dates follows.

"We are all so looking forward to playing again for you in 2014 with the great company of the Steve Miller Band and Tower of Power," said the members of JOURNEY. "It's going to be a San Francisco musical delight from the past and present, moving full speed ahead into the future!"

"I can't think of a better way for the JOKER to celebrate his 40th and the Steve Miller Band to enjoy next summer than playing all our hits for all of our fans as we tour the entire USA with our brother San Francisco bands, Journey and the Tower Of Power," says Steve Miller. "This is going to be a NOT TO BE MISSED TRIFECTA OF THE BEST OF SOUL, GREATEST HITS AND ARENA ROCK by three of the greatest bands to come out of San Francisco, clearly a once in a life time event. We can't wait to get started!"

Tickets for the general public go on sale starting Friday, November 22 at www.livenation.com. Fans will have an opportunity to make a donation to benefit those affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan at time of ticket purchase.

Journey VIP Packages will be available through VIP Nation including premium seats, exclusive merchandise and more. For more information, please visit www.VIPNation.com.

Diamond-certified album holder Journey has sold 80 million albums worldwide and has earned 19 Top 40 singles and 25 gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums since its formation in 1973 in San Francisco. The prestigious "Legend of Live Award" was presented to Journey at the 2011 Billboard Touring Awards to honor the band's contributions to live music and the touring business and to acknowledge their commitment to fans and the art of performing live. The band's 2011 World Tour was one of the band's most successful tours ever, drawing nearly a million fans and ranked in the Top 15 Tours of the year. 2011 also marked the 30th anniversary of the band's seminal anthem, "Don't Stop Believin'," the biggest selling song from the 20th century in iTunes history. In 2013, Journey toured four continents and performed to more than half a million fans.

One of rock music's all-time greats, the Steve Miller Band has sold more than 30 million records in a career spanning more than 40 years. His trademark blues-rock sound has made him one of the defining artists of classic rock radio. The 2013 touring season by the Steve Miller Band follows four of the most busy, productive years in the long, illustrious career of Steve Miller. He has released two albums in the past few years including the number one blues album, Bingo, and its successor, Let Your Hair Down - the first new Steve Miller Band in eighteen years. In 2010, Miller went back to Europe for the first time in 25 years for a hugely successful round of dates culminating in a sold-out Royal Albert Hall concert in London that opened the door for the band to tour Europe twice in the past three years. In demand around the world as well, they also launched a tour of Australia and New Zealand in Spring 2013.

Check http://www.journeymusic.com and http://www.stevemillerband.com for more information.

See below for a list of tour dates. All dates subject to change.

May 15 - Chula Vista, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre (on sale Dec 6)
May 16 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl (on sale Dec 6)
May 18 - Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion (on sale Nov 22)
May 20 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater (on sale Dec 6)
May 22 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center (on sale Nov 22)
May 23 - The Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (on sale Nov 22)
May 25 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion (on sale Nov 22)
May 27 - Pelham, AL - Oak Mountain Amphitheatre (on sale Nov 22)
May 29 - Raleigh, NC - Walnut Creek Amphitheatre (on sale Nov 22)
May 30 - Atlanta, GA - Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood (on sale Dec 6)
June 1 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live (on sale Dec 6)
June 10 - Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain (on sale Dec 6)
June 11 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center (on sale Nov 22)
June 13 - Mansfield, MA - Comcast Center (on sale Dec 6)
June 14 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center (on sale Dec 6)
June 16 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater (on sale Nov 22)
June 17 - Bethel, NY - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts (on sale Nov 22)
June 19 - Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre (on sale Dec 6)
June 21 - Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach (on sale Nov 22)
June 22 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center (on sale Dec 6)
June 24 - Darien Lake, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center (on sale Nov 22)
June 25 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center (on sale Nov 22)
June 27 - Burgettstown, PA - First Niagara Pavilion (on sale Nov 22)
June 28 - Noblesville, IN - Klipsch Music Center (on sale Dec 6)
July 8 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center (on sale Nov 22)
July 9 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre (on sale Nov 22)
July 11 - Maryland Heights, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (on sale Nov 22)
July 12 - Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre (on sale Dec 6)
July 14 - Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre (on sale Dec 6)
July 16 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center (on sale Dec 6)
July 17 - West Valley City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre (on sale Nov 22)
July 19 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre (on sale Nov 22)
July 20 - Ridgefield, WA - Sleep Country Amphitheater (on sale Nov 22)
July 23 - Paso Robles, CA - Mid-State Fair (on sale TBA)
July 25 - Wheatland, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre (on sale Dec 6)
July 26 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre (on sale Nov 22)
July 29 - Concord, CA - Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord (on sale Nov 22)
August 1 - Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Events Center (on sale Nov 22)


Deen sends his greetings from the road. Journey has just completed the tour of the UK with two dates scheduled for Germany the first few days in June. Then its home to the US before Journey begins some tour dates in the United States. Deen wants everyone to know that he's just recorded some new music with a great band called The Young Royals and that Deen will be playing drumns for them when the band opens for Steel Panther on June 17th at the House of Blues Los Angeles. All you die hard Deen and Journey fans get out there, rock it and support Deen on this new endeavor!

Also, keep your eyes peeled here for some awesome photos courtesy of our favorite photographer, Marty Moffatt. Marty was out on the road for almost all of the Journey UK dates. He's going to have great photos that we will share here as soon as we can!


Today is a very special day for Deen as his oldest son Kyle is getting married! We wish Kyle and Kyra a very long, happy and prosperous life together! Deen is so proud of his son and the man he has become! On this special day I thought it was appropriate to share this photo from a few weeks ago when Kyle shared the stage with Journey and the special moment with his Dad after Kyle finished drumming Seperate Ways. Congratualtions Kyle and Kyra from all of us!



Photos of Deen from the first two shows of the tour are available in this gallery. These photos are courtesy of our friend and AMAZING photographer Marty Moffatt! Thanks Marty for sharing with us! Chck out more of Marty's amazing work at http://www.martymoffatt.com.


Hey Fans, Deen is out having a great time performing with Journey. New photos of him have posted on the photos page here. If you would like, please take thte time to send Deen birthday wishes. He'll be celebrating this Friday August 17th! You can e-mail your wishes to barb@deencastronovo.net and I will make sure they get delivered to Deen on his brthday!


The time has come! Journey's 2012 tour kicks off this Saturday July 21 in San Bernardino. Journey will be out on the road with LoverBoy and Pat Benetar. Deen's looking forward to seeing all the great fans this summer. Check out the tour page for all the dates to see if Deen and Journey are coming to a city near you! Rock on!



Deen and Journey kicked off the second leg of their US tour to a sold out show in New Orleans last evening. The audience was treated to a few songs that many have not ever heard live, When You Love and Woman and La Do Da. Deen and the band are in high gear and will continue criss-crossing the United States through late October. Make sure you catch a show in a town near you! In the mean time, here's a few phtos from the road. Deen and Jack Blades prior to the show last evening and a rare look at Deen from behind the kit! Enjoy!


Deen has asked me to post another update. As you know the North American Leg of the 2011 Eclipse tour in underway. Journey played to a crowd of 28,000 in Oshkosh, WI at Ford Festival Park and has already played shows in Omaha and Salt Lake City. Tonight, they'll be playing in Irvine, CA. Please check out the tour dates and catch Journey and Deen as they criss cross the USA this summer! You all may be wondering what the band members do on their days off in between shows. In Deen's case he has been giving interviews, working on his drum kit for 2012 and ....well you can see below. Deen's got a cool new tatoo! Deen sends his best to all his fans and says he'll see you on the road!


Deen sent along a few more pictures from the tour. The first is a view of the Mercedez-Benz Headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany and the other two are from his room overlooking Lugano Switzerland. 10 more dates in Europe and then Journey will be rockin the states with a tour that begins in July and wraps up in October in the Pacific Northwest! Make sure you check to see if Deen and Journey are playing in a city near you!



Deen checked in from Hannover Germany where Journey will be performing on June 17th . Journey's tour then takes them to Stuttgart and then on to Switzerland as they continue their Eclipse Tour! The photo is the view Deen had from his room. And I quote,"If I'm not mistaken Hannover is the home of one of the greatest metal bands of all time THE SCORPIONS!!! Better ask Eddie Trunk from That Metal Show For Confirmation on this! He's a metal Genius!"

Another photo from on the road! 6/11/11

Deen wanted me to post this picture of Todd Sucherman from Styx! Photo updates from the tour coming soon!


Tour update! 6/9/11

Deen asked me to post these photos from Scotland. This is the view he had from the hotel room! Journey had another great show tonight and are moving on for a couple of dates in Ireland! The tour seems to be going quickly with 5 shows already under their belts! More from Deen soon!



Deen to appear in a new book! 6/6/2011

Deen will be appearing in a new book A Drummer's Perspective. A Drummer’s Perspective features over 200 photographs celebrating the world of drumming. Author David Phillips, has been given rare access on stage and behind the scenes to many of the biggest bands in the world.  

This large format book brings together some of the finest unseen photographs of a hundred legendary drummers. These include photos of Dave Grohl, Joey Jordison, Deen Castronovo, Zak Starkey, Ginger Baker, Neil Peart, Nicko McBrain, Mitch Mitchell, Roger Taylor, Dennis Chambers, Mike Portnoy, Nick Mason, Alex Acuña, Dave Weckl, Josh Freese, Chad Smith, Joey Castillo, Thomas Lang and this list goes on and on!

This coffee table book retails for £29.99 and can be purchased exclusively from www.music-images.co.uk.

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European Tour Kick Off! 6/4/2011

Journey played to a sold out arena at Wembley. The crowd was treated to 4 songs off the new Eclipse CD. Deen also took lead vocals on Mother, Father! We're looking forwrd to being able to share photos from our friend and awesome photographer, Marty Moffatt soon. Keep checking back for updates!


European Tour Update from Deen 6/1/2011


Deen has asked me to post some photos for all the fans out there of some of the sights the band have experienced while doing production preparation for their upcoming European tour! It sure is a beautiful place and the guys are ready to rock-n-roll when they kick off their tour on Saturday at Wembley arena! Enjoy the photos but please do not copy them for your personal use. We're just glad that Deen was willing to share the photos with us! More to follow!

Deen Joins Local Super Group JFK: 3/13/2011

!Deen has recently joined forces with local Supergroup JFK while he is home and off the road touring with Journey. JFK is a hometown collection of seasoned musicians who perform an over the top night of Classic FM Big Rock with hits by such bands as Van Halen, Cheap Trick, Aerosmith, T Rex and a big catalog of Journey classics as well featuring Deen on lead vocals from behind the drums. JFK members include Kelly Lemieux (Gold Finger/Electric Love Hogs/Fear) on Bass and Vocals, Bill Hallahan Vocals Guitar and Joel F Kinney on Lead Guitar and Vocals. The band will perform with Deen until he leaves for Tour with Journey and will return to the local scene when the Journey tour winds down in the fall.

JFK Poster

For more information on JFK please visit them on Facebook or the JFK Web Site. Also check out Joel Kinney's Web Site at Apex Pro Audio and Lighting.

Photo Update from Deen: 2/11/11

Deen sends his best to everybody and asked that I post these photos of him and his new drum kit! Deen looks great and the new kit has an awesome new paint scheme! Check it out!




More 2011 tour dates have been posted for Deen and Journey. The tour will begin with some kick off dates in Las Vegas and Reno. Journey then heads off for stops in South America, Mexico and Puerto Rico. The European leg of the tour begins in June and winds up in early July playing at the Peace and Love Festival in Sweden. To view the full tour schedule, please visit the tour page. As more dates become available, we will post them! See you on the road in 2011!


Happy Holidays from the team here at Deen Castronovo.net! Hope your 2011 is a rockin' one!

Deen, Barb, and Rona


New Tour Dates Added

New tour dates have been added for 2011 to include two US dates in Las Vegas and Reno. Please check out our tour page for all the details! See you on the road in 2011!


Journey to Ireland

Journey has added two dates to their 2011 European tour with Styx and Foreigner. The band will be performing as follows:

June 11, 2011     O2 Arena                             Dublin
June 12, 2011     The Odyssey Arena         Belfast
Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets nationwide, by telephone (24 Hour) ROI - 0818 719 300, Northern Ireland - 0844 277 44 55, and online.

Journey to tour the UK with Styx and Foreigner: 11/9/2010

Deen and Journey will be touring the UK in June of 2011 with Styx and Foreigner. This will be the first time where all 3 bands appear together in the UK. Tickets went on sale today via a Pre-Sale and were going fast and furious! This looks to be one fo the biggesat events in the UK for 2011! Check out all the dates on the tour page and see you on the road in 2011!

Deen Castronovo Update: 11/7/2010

Deen will be the special guest TONIGHT 11/7/2010 at 9:00 p.m. on 101 KUFO. The name of the radio show is the Viva La Luna Show and is hosted by Jeff Allen. Jeff will be playing music from Deen's entire career and chatting with him from 9:00 to 10:00 Pacific Time. Please tune in!

The Official Deen Castronovo T-Shirt: 9/21/2010

Hi Everyone! We are pleased to announce that the official Deen Castronovo T-Shirts have arrived! The t-shirts will be black with the web site logo centered on the chest. T-shirts will be available in adult sizes Small-4XL. Proceeds from the t-shirt sales will be donated to Deen's charity of choice, the Salem Boys and Girls Club! Please support this worthwhile charity and show your love for our favorite drummer! If you are interested, please send me an e-mail at barb@deencastronovo.net. Prices for shirts are: S-XL: $20.00. Extended sizes through 4XL: $25.00 Thank you for supporting Deen's favorite Charity!


Update from Deen 9/7/2010

A new update from Deen....he's still in the studio with Neal Schon and Marco Mendozza and they have recorded some killer new music! ,Check back here in a few days to purchase your own Deen Castronovo t-shirt. All proceeds will benefit the Salem Boys and Girls Club, Deen's charity of choice! More details to follow later this week! Deen sends his best to everyone and is looking forward to seeing you all in 2011!

Update from Deen 8/28/2010

Deen called to give us an update on what he's been up to since Journey is taking the year off from touring. Deen's been spending a lot of time with family, particularly his two sons. This Sunday he leaves for California to begin recording with Journey guitarist Neal Schon on a new cd that will also include Marco Mendozza. Looks like we're going to be hearing a lot from Deen with the new Journey cd, his work with Neal and one other gig that should be very cool if everything comes together. Check back often for updates!

Live In Manila DVD Released

Journey's Live In Manila two-DVD has just been released October 2, 2009. Filmed with RED technology, which utilizes special 4K high-definition cameras with a resolution exceeding 35mm film that gives the footage an extra dynamic quality, the DVD captures Journey's historic concert in Manila, Philippines. Performing more than two hours worth of classic favorites, as well as new hits from the band's latest album, Revelation, Live In Manila documents the triumphant homecoming of the band's singer Arnel Pineda.

The Live In Manila DVD, like Revelation, is being sold exclusively at Walmart in North America.
Click here to order your copy!

Live In Manila Track Listing:



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