Journey "rocks the Earth" on "Eclipse" tour

From left, keyboard player Jonathan Cain, guitar player Neal Schon, singer Arnel Pineda, drummer Deen Castronovo, and bass player Ross Valory of the band Journey performs at the 2011 Today Summer Concert series at Rockefeller Plaza on July 29, 2011 in New York City. Mike Coppola/Getty Images

From left, keyboard player Jonathan Cain, guitar player Neal Schon, singer Arnel Pineda, drummer Deen Castronovo, and bass player Ross Valory of the band Journey perform at the 2011 Today Summer Concert series on July 29, 2011, in New York.
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(CBS) From South Detroit, across the country and overseas, Journey has been captivating audiences with its feel good, American anthemic hits, so now what's left? It's time to really "Rock the Earth."

The band (which includes Filipino singer-songwriter Arnel Pineda who has served as the lead singer since 2007, following Steve Perry's departure from the band) is going green on its North American "Eclipse" tour by teaming up with the national environment advocacy group Rock the Earth in an effort to get its fans to recycle their old cell phones.

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Concert goers can bring their old, unwanted mobile phones and chargers, adapters, etc. to the Rock the Earth booth at Journey's upcoming August and September U.S. tour stops. The band will be playing at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, N.Y., on Wednesday.

If you can't make the show, you can go to a Rock the Earth Phone Recycling Center to get an online entry form. And if saving the earth from toxic chemicals isn't enough, the organization is offering additional incentives when you donate your phone.

Rock the Earth points out that there are over 1 billion out-of-use cell phones in the U.S. alone, which is more than three out-of-use phones per person. Less than 10 percent of cell phones are recycled properly and end up entering landfills and other compromising locations.

When will Journey be coming to a town near you? Check out the tour dates on Journey's official web site.

  • Melissa Castellanos

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