Steve Perry Makes Surprise Appearance To Sing ‘Don’t Stop Believin” At San Francisco Giants Game [Video]

When your team is down 3-0 in the 7th inning of a playoff game, the Journey hit “Don’t Stop Believin'” seems an appropriate song to sing. When your team just happens to be the favorite team of Steve Perry, you just might get treated to the man himself leading the song. That is what happened Monday night as Steve Perry pumped up the crowd with a rousing sing-along rendition of the 80’s classic at the San Francisco Giants game.

It is no secret to Giants fans that the former lead singer of Journey is a huge fan of the baseball franchise. The reclusive star has been spotted at several games over the years. But he hasn’t stepped onto a stage for almost two decades, as The Inquisitr has reported. In May, Steve Perry surprised everyone as he joined his friends, the Eels, in playing one of their hits and some Journey songs on stage in Minnesota, then in Washington, D.C. later the same week.

Steve Perry Sings With Eels

A few years ago, the Giants unofficially adopted one of Perry’s most beloved hits of all time, “Don’t Stop Believin'”, according to ABC News Radio. On this occasion, Steve delighted fans with an impromptu performance from the stands near the end of the third game in the playoffs against the Washington Nationals.

Some fans posted videos of Perry and his air guitar at the playoffs on YouTube. A writer for Q105 made an observation about the lyrics scrolling by on the Jumbotron screen.

“Steve probably didn’t need the lyrics on the screen to sing along.”

It would probably be a safe assumption that a huge proportion of the audience didn’t need the lyrics, either! Steve Perry is one of those rare artists that appeal across generations.

Giants Fan Steve Perry

The San Francisco Giants have given a gift to Steve that he is forever grateful for, according to his words in a 2010 interview.

“I can’t put into words what the Giants have done for me emotionally. It’s beyond words. In a lot of ways, they’ve saved me and they’ve gotten me back into music, to be perfectly honest with you. They touched me in a way that made me excited about music again.”

Steve Perry’s message to the fans and the team clearly applies to the San Francisco Giants in the playoffs. Though they didn’t pull out that game, losing 4-1 to the Nationals, the Giants didn’t stop believing, and went on to defeat their opponent in Tuesday’s game, securing their spot for a bit longer.

The soulful voice of Steve Perry has left an indelible mark on the world and defined an era of music. That definitive sound has been sorely missed by many adoring fans who would love nothing more than to see the performer on stage again. What an incredible treat for the baseball fans at AT&T stadium to see Perry on the Jumbotron and to hear that incredible voice live once again.

Steve Perry Still Has It

What is your favorite Steve Perry song, and why? Let us know in the comments below. Mine is “Separate Ways.” Perry’s voice through that song touches something very deep inside and is one of my top favorite songs of all time.

[images via Fan Asylum Facebook page, Giant Bomb, and Fan Forum]

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