Former Journey frontman Steve Perry turned up at a performance by the alt-rock band Eels and did something he hasn't done in nearly two decades: He sang on stage, with a band, in public.
Perry performed the Eels song "It's A Motherfucker" in front of roughly 1,000 lucky fans at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn., as part of the encore.
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"I love that song," Perry said. "Tonight was the first time I ever sang it."
Then he wondered aloud why the Eels haven't done any of his songs.
Answer: They were waiting for him.
With that, Perry and the band launched into two Journey classics, "Open Arms" followed by "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'" -- and if Perry's voice has suffered at all over the years, it's certainly not apparent in the video.
Enjoy the performance above, Journey/Steve Perry fans ... because who knows when (or even if) we'll see something like this again.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this post claimed this was Perry's first public performance in nearly 20 years. He led a public singalong of "Don't Stop Believin'" with the Chicago White Sox after the team won the 2005 World Series. Perry's appearance with The Eels was his first on-stage performance in nearly 20 years.