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Journey to receive Billboard's 'Legend Of Live' award

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Journey have been named as the recipients of this year's Billboard 'Legend Of Live' award.

The band have been handed the accolade to honour their significant and lasting contribution to live music and the touring business.

Journey have managed to shift nearly one million tickets and average almost $600,000 (£375,000) a night at the ticket office for their 2011 'Eclipse' tour.

"I'm so honoured to come to New York to represent the band for all the years and dedication that everyone's given," Journey guitarist Neal Schon stated.

Billboard's executive director of content for touring Ray Waddell added: "Though they have sold millions of records and charted a wealth of the most beloved Billboard hits in history, most would agree that Journey's longevity has in large part been driven by their stellar live performances."

The Billboard Touring Awards will honour the industry's top live performing artists and acts during a two-day conference in New York on November 9-10.

Past winners of the 'Legend Of Live' award include Ozzy Osbourne and Elton John.

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Watch Journey perform 'Don't Stop Believin'' live in Japan below:

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