Journey to celebrate 50th anniversary with 30 shows in 2024: See where they're headed
Journey is continuing the celebration of its five-decade career with a run of 2024 shows.
The 50 th Anniversary Freedom Tour kicks off Feb. 9 in Biloxi, Mississippi and will play 30 dates in North America through April 29 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. local time on Sept. 29 via ticketmaster.com.
Toto, which supported Journey on their tour earlier this year to celebrate their "Freedom" album, will again join Journey founder, guitarist Neal Scho n, keyboardist Jonathan Cain, lead singer Arnel Pineda, keyboardist Jason Derlatka, drummer Deen Castronovo and bassist Todd Jensen as show openers.
Journey's tour finds the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers tearing through a set list of anthems including "Any Way You Want It," "Faithfully," "Be Good to Yourself" and, of course, "Don't Stop Believin'."
When "Freedom" arrived in July 2022, Schon told USA Today that the album title was originally tapped for the band's 1986 release, "Raised on Radio," but then-singer Steve Perry didn't like it, "so we sat on it for many years … when we were tossing around album titles said, why not just call the whole thing 'Freedom?' It's for the times right now."
Schon was also sanguine when reflecting on the band’s legacy.
"It’s quite an accomplishment and I’m very proud of what we’ve done and how we’ve gotten through emotional and personnel changes and survived," he said. "It’s pretty mind-boggling but also a lot of hard work."
More: Journey co-founder George Tickner dies: 'Fly free above the stars'
Here are Journey's 2024 Freedom Tour dates
*Sioux City on sale Thursday, October 5
All Upcoming Events
Blue Cross Arena | Rochester, NY
Journey: freedom tour 2024, kohl center | madison, wi, tyson events center | sioux city, ia, alerus center | grand forks, nd, canada life centre | winnipeg, mb, scotiabank saddledome | calgary, ab, journey: freedom tour 2024 with very special guest toto, rogers place | edmonton, ab, sasktel centre | saskatoon, sk, maverik center | west valley city, ut, nmsu pan american center | las cruces, nm, chi health center omaha | omaha, ne, allen county war memorial coliseum | fort wayne, in.
- VIP Parking Event
Charleston Coliseum | Charleston, WV
Scope arena | norfolk, va, total mortgage arena | bridgeport, ct.
Camping World Stadium | Orlando, FL
Def leppard / journey: the summer stadium tour and cheap trick.
- Parking: Def Leppard / Journey
Truist Park | Atlanta, GA
Def leppard / journey: the summer stadium tour and steve miller band, comerica park | detroit, mi, hersheypark stadium | hershey, pa, rogers centre | toronto, on, def leppard / journey: the summer stadium tour and heart, fenway park | boston, ma, def leppard / journey: the summer stadium tour 2024 and heart, def leppard / journey: stadium tour 2024 - platinum tickets, citi field | queens, ny, globe life field | arlington, tx, alamodome | san antonio, tx, chase field | phoenix, az, sofi stadium | inglewood, ca, petco park | san diego, ca.
- Def Leppard / Journey Parking
T-Mobile Park | Seattle, WA
Coors field | denver, co.
- DEF LEPPARD / JOURNEY - COORS FIELD PARKING
Journey on february 22, 2024.
Freedom Tour 2024
Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, New York
Journey LIVE 4+
Mental & emotional wellness, journey meditation, designed for ipad.
- 4.5 • 11 Ratings
Ratings and Reviews
I can’t get to the continue button when taking the assessment and other pages that you need to click continue. It’s so far down the bottom of the page it won’t let you see it so if the page has long questions it’s impossible to finish which I was unable to then I cousins finish bc it said I had why I did not get to finish. I had 2 questions left unanswered
Love the update
The update and email log in worked effortlessly. I love the content and how everything is structured. Since using Journey LIVE, I finally look forward to my mental self care each day.
This new update from Journey is their best one yet! Incredible new features that actually help to pair with the content and live classes I’ve loved for years. Could not recommend Journey more!
Data Linked to You
The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:
- Contact Info
- User Content
Data Not Linked to You
The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:
- Search History
Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More
- Developer Website
- App Support
You Might Also Like
U.S. Moon Landing: How to Watch and What to Know
If all goes as planned, Odysseus, a private spacecraft, will touch down on the lunar surface on Thursday. It will be the first U.S. moon landing in more than 50 years.
- Share full article
By Kenneth Chang
Visit The Times live blog for the latest information on the Odysseus moon lander’s journey , including an updated landing time.
On Wednesday morning, a robotic lunar lander launched by a Houston company got closer to reaching the moon.
The company, Intuitive Machines, announced that its Odysseus spacecraft had fired its engine for six minutes and 48 seconds, slowing it enough to be pulled by the moon’s gravity into a circular orbit 57 miles above the surface.
On Thursday, it is scheduled to touch down on the moon. If all goes well, it will become the first private spacecraft ever to make a soft landing there and the first American mission to arrive there since Apollo 17 in 1972.
When is the landing and how can I watch it?
Odysseus is expected to land on the lunar surface at 4:24 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday. (Late Thursday morning, Intuitive Machines announced it was moving up the landing time by about an hour, noting also that it had raised the spacecraft’s orbit.)
Although it is a private mission, the main customer is NASA, which paid $118 million for the delivery of six instruments to the moon. NASA TV will stream coverage of the landing beginning at 4 p.m. on Thursday. The Times is providing updates on the landing live in a blog.
Where is the spacecraft going to land?
Odysseus is aiming for a spot in the south polar region, a flat plain outside the Malapert A crater. (Malapert A is a satellite crater of the larger Malapert crater, which is named after Charles Malapert, a 17th-century Belgian astronomer.)
The landing site is about 185 miles from the moon’s south pole.
Some of those craters in that region remain in perpetual shadow, and are a particular area of interest because water ice has been detected in them. Previous American moon missions have landed in the equatorial regions.
How will Odysseus land?
The spacecraft will fire its engine so that the circular orbit changes to an elliptical one, and will drop to within about six miles of the lunar surface. From this point onward in the landing sequence, Odysseus will operate completely on its own. After coasting for an hour, the engine will start up again, and the spacecraft will begin its powered descent. It will have to slow down from its initial speed of about 4,000 miles per hour.
Odysseus will track its position through cameras, matching the patterns of craters with stored maps and measuring its altitude by bouncing laser beams off the surface.
About 1.2 miles from the landing site, the spacecraft will pivot to an upright orientation, with sensors looking for a safe spot.
For the last 50 feet or so of the descent, Odysseus will rely solely on its inertial measurement units, which act as the spacecraft’s inner ear, measuring the forces of acceleration. It will stop using the camera and the altitude-measuring laser to avoid being fooled by dust kicked up by the engine’s exhaust.
What will the lander do on the moon?
Because solar panels provide the spacecraft’s power, its mission will last only about seven days until the sun sets on the landing site. That’s when a two-week long, frigid lunar night begins, and Odysseus was not designed to survive those conditions.
The six NASA instruments carried to the moon by Odysseus and what their tasks are:
A laser retroreflector array that bounces back laser beams.
A LIDAR instrument that precisely measures the spacecraft’s altitude and velocity as it descends to the lunar surface.
A stereo camera that will capture video of the plume of dust produced by Odysseus’ engines during landing.
A low-frequency radio receiver that measures the effects of charged particles on radio signals near the lunar surface, providing information that could aid the design of future radio observation on the moon.
A beacon, Lunar Node-1, that will demonstrate an autonomous navigation system.
An instrument in the propellant tank that uses radio waves to measure fuel levels.
The lander is also carrying other payloads, including a camera built by students at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla.; a precursor instrument for a future moon telescope; and an art project by Jeff Koons .
How’s the mission going, so far?
Mostly very well.
On Feb. 15, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket sent Odysseus on a trajectory toward the moon. After the spacecraft separated, it successfully turned itself on. An initial engine burn to test the propulsion system was postponed because the liquid oxygen propellant took longer to chill down than ground-based tests had predicted.
Engineers adjusted the ignition procedures, and the burn was successfully performed on Feb. 16.
Along the way, the spacecraft transmitted photographs taken of both Earth and the moon.
Flight controllers fired the engine twice more, on Feb. 18 and Feb. 20, to fine-tune the spacecraft’s path to the moon. The second effort was precise enough that the flight controllers decided to skip a planned third correction.
How big is the spacecraft?
The Intuitive Machines lander is a hexagonal cylinder with six landing legs, standing about 14 feet tall and five feet wide. For fans of “Dr. Who,” the science fiction television show, the body of the lander is roughly the size of the Tardis, the time-traveling spacecraft that, on the outside, looks like an old British police telephone booth.
At launch, with a full load of propellant, the lander weighed about 4,200 pounds.
Why isn’t NASA running this mission?
Odysseus is part of NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services program, which allows private companies to send experiments to the moon and spares NASA from building and operating its own moon landers.
The space agency hopes this approach will be much cheaper, letting it send more missions more frequently while it is preparing for U.S. astronauts to return to the moon as part of its Artemis program.
Kenneth Chang has been at The Times since 2000, writing about physics, geology, chemistry, and the planets. Before becoming a science writer, he was a graduate student whose research involved the control of chaos. More about Kenneth Chang
How Live 2 Learn
“How Live 2 Learn: Evolve, Seek Wisdom, Find Peace”
A journey of mindfulness, reflection, and shared wisdom.
A passion for sharing experiences of life
A blog exploring the art of decision-making, adaptation, and the transformative potential within every experience. Join the conversation on personal growth and wisdom.
How Live 2 Learn Lights Your Path to Growth.
Experience the transformative power of ‘How Live 2 Learn’ – a blog inviting you to embrace life’s diverse adventures.
Topics Most Liked
- Decision Making
- Conquering Fear
- Life Challenges
- Attitude Matters
Delve into the depths of experiences, celebrate triumphs, and embrace the lessons that shape our personal evolution.
Watch, Read, Listen
What is my passion: answers and keys to a meaningful life., the power of integrity: navigating moral temptations and ethical dilemmas, greed: the never-ending hunger for more, a false friend and a shadow: how to navigate toxic friendship, the pursuit of contentment in the age of selfishness., a pandemic of selfishness: greed whispers, “more, more, more”, moral temptation: a choice between right vs. wrong., building a life beyond greed: 5 ways to overcome greed in your life, perfection forget it. nobody’s a pro from the get-go., believing in yourself: how to cultivate your own unshakeable self-belief, the confidence compass: decisiveness is the key to success., live to learn, learn to live: a journey of personal growth, time to bounce back, now., we all make mistakes: embracing the art of success, the magic of your words: why your words matter more than you think, is it really necessary uncovering the hidden pressures we face, resilience through adversity: how to ride out life’s challenges with dignity, finding your passion: how to set your life on fire, the power of being bold: a guide to embracing boldness, handling grievances: a journey from sorrow to gratefulness, the power within: a self-discovery and empowerment handbook, the art of resilience: how to bounce back from anything life throws your way, what is self-confidence: how to explore the positive impact of self-confidence, choose your words wisely: why it’s important to think before speaking, bad temper tantrums: how bad temper stinging your life, be in the moment: how to be present and enjoy every moment., empty my mind: how to let go of your worries and feel better, stop trying to please everyone: how to break free from people pleasing in life, sustainable success: how to maintain motivation over time, challenges: the art of resilience in adversity to stay strong, attitude shift: simple ways to change your attitude for success, what if scenarios and imagination: a look into the imaginary, know thyself: a harmony of self-awareness and personal growth, the art of silence: how to be calm in a crazy world, attitude matters: how to improve your mood and life, adversity: the hidden path to growth and resilience., boldness: a simple guide to being bold., happy moment: it only takes a moment to live life, self-belief: overcome self-doubt and achieve your full potential, motivation made easy: the invisible spark that drives us, join 900+ subscribers.
Stay in the loop with everything you need to know.
- U.S. Markets
- Futures & Commodities
- Funds & ETFs
- Health & Science
- Real Estate
- Financial Advisors
- Options Action
- Buffett Archive
- Trader Talk
- Social Media
- CNBC Disruptor 50
- White House
- Equity and Opportunity
- Business Day Shows
- Entertainment Shows
- Full Episodes
- Latest Video
- CEO Interviews
- CNBC Documentaries
- CNBC Podcasts
- Digital Originals
- Live TV Schedule
- Trust Portfolio
- Trade Alerts
- Meeting Videos
- Jim's Columns
- Stock Screener
- Market Forecast
- Options Investing
- Chart Investing
Help for Low Credit Scores
All Credit Cards
Find the Credit Card for You
Best Credit Cards
Best Rewards Credit Cards
Best Travel Credit Cards
Best 0% APR Credit Cards
Best Balance Transfer Credit Cards
Best Cash Back Credit Cards
Best Credit Card Welcome Bonuses
Best Credit Cards to Build Credit
Find the Best Personal Loan for You
Best Personal Loans
Best Debt Consolidation Loans
Best Loans to Refinance Credit Card Debt
Best Loans with Fast Funding
Best Small Personal Loans
Best Large Personal Loans
Best Personal Loans to Apply Online
Best Student Loan Refinance
Find the Savings Account for You
Best High Yield Savings Accounts
Best Big Bank Savings Accounts
Best Big Bank Checking Accounts
Best No Fee Checking Accounts
No Overdraft Fee Checking Accounts
Best Checking Account Bonuses
Best Money Market Accounts
Best Credit Unions
Best Mortgages for Small Down Payment
Best Mortgages for No Down Payment
Best Mortgages with No Origination Fee
Best Mortgages for Average Credit Score
Adjustable Rate Mortgages
Affording a Mortgage
Best Life Insurance
Best Homeowners Insurance
Best Renters Insurance
Best Car Insurance
All Credit Monitoring
Best Credit Monitoring Services
Best Identity Theft Protection
How to Boost Your Credit Score
Credit Repair Services
All Personal Finance
Best Budgeting Apps
Best Expense Tracker Apps
Best Money Transfer Apps
Best Resale Apps and Sites
Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) Apps
Best Debt Relief
All Small Business
Best Small Business Savings Accounts
Best Small Business Checking Accounts
Best Credit Cards for Small Business
Best Small Business Loans
Best Tax Software for Small Business
Filing For Free
Best Tax Software
Best Tax Software for Small Businesses
Tax By State
Tax Payment Plans
All Help for Low Credit Scores
Best Credit Cards for Bad Credit
Best Personal Loans for Bad Credit
Best Debt Consolidation Loans for Bad Credit
Personal Loans if You Don't Have Credit
Best Credit Cards for Building Credit
Personal Loans for 580 Credit Score or Lower
Personal Loans for 670 Credit Score or Lower
Best Mortgages for Bad Credit
Best Hardship Loans
Best IRA Accounts
Best Roth IRA Accounts
Best Investing Apps
Best Free Stock Trading Platforms
Intuitive Machines lands on the moon in historic first for a U.S. company
- Intuitive Machines' Nova-C cargo lander, named "Odysseus" after the mythological Greek hero, is the first U.S. spacecraft to soft land on the lunar surface since 1972.
- Intuitive Machines is the first company to pull off a moon landing — government agencies have carried out all previously successful missions.
- The company's stock surged in extended trading Thursday, after falling 11% in regular trading.
In this article
A U.S. company has gone to the moon – and into the history books.
Intuitive Machines IM-1 mission reached the moon's surface on Thursday evening, in the first American lunar landing since the Apollo era.
The company's Nova-C cargo lander, named "Odysseus" after the mythological Greek hero, is the first U.S. spacecraft to land on the lunar surface since 1972. Adding to the feat, Intuitive Machines is the first company to pull off a moon landing — government agencies have carried out all previously successful missions.
"We are on the surface and we are transmitting. Welcome to the moon," Intuitive Machines' CEO Steve Altemus said from mission control.
There was a delay, as expected, between the landing and when engineers were able to assess its success.
A few minutes after the expected landing time, Intuitive Machines' mission control was still trying to reconnect communications with the spacecraft to confirm whether it landed. The company's mission control ultimately picked up a signal and announced its lander was on the surface.
"What we can confirm, without a doubt, is that our equipment is on the surface of the moon and we are transmitting. So congratulations, IM-1," Tim Crain, Intuitive Machines' CTO and IM-1 mission director, said.
"Odysseus has found his new home," Crain added.
Two hours after the landing, Intuitive Machines said in a statement that "flight controllers have confirmed Odysseus is upright and starting to send data."
The company's stock surged in extended trading Thursday, after falling 11% in regular trading to close at $8.28 a share.
Intuitive Machines, a Houston, Texas-based company founded in 2013, went public a year ago. After shares hit an all-time low in early January, the stock has surged and more than tripled – a rally that Wall Street analysts describe as fueled by investor excitement around the IM-1 mission's progress.
The lander began a series of maneuvers about one hour before touching down, starting with "Descent Orbit Insertion.
IM-1 landed in the "Malapert A" crater, about 300 kilometers from the moon's south pole. After landing, Intuitive Machines aims to operate Odysseus on the surface for up to seven days.
The mission launched on a SpaceX rocket on Feb. 15 . It is carrying 12 government and commercial payloads — six of which are for NASA under an $118 million contract.
The hexagonal lander is 4.3 meters (or about 14 feet) tall, and its legs spread 4.6 meters (or about 15 feet) wide, making the spacecraft about the size of an SUV stood on its end.
Sign up here to receive weekly editions of CNBC's Investing in Space newsletter .
NASA leadership emphasized before the launch that "IM-1 is an Intuitive Machines' mission, it's not a NASA mission." IM-1 marks the second mission under NASA's Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) initiative, which aims to deliver science projects and cargo to the moon with increasing regularity in support of the agency's Artemis crew program .
"Today, for the first time in more than a half century, the U.S. has returned to the moon. Today, for the first time in the history of humanity, a commercial company and an American company launched and led the voyage up there," NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said on the livestream
Last month, Pittsburgh-based company Astrobotic got its first moon mission off the ground but encountered problems shortly after launch. The flight was cut short and failed to make a lunar landing attempt.
NASA views CLPS missions as a learning experience. The program is designed to create an industrial base of companies that the agency can pay to fly its payloads on comparatively low-cost missions .
IM-1 is also the latest move in a broader geopolitical race to the moon. While Intuitive Machines represents the latest American effort, other nations – both U.S. rivals and allies – are pouring money into lunar programs.
Last month, Japan became the fifth country to land on the moon, following Russia, the U.S., China and India .
Governments and private companies alike have made more than 50 attempts to land on the moon with mixed success since the first attempts in the early 1960s, and the track record has remained shaky even in this century. But that's not deterring the modern moon race that's now well underway.
NASA expects U.S. companies to launch additional missions this year, while China plans to launch its next lunar lander in May.
Odysseus lunar lander
Odysseus becomes first US spacecraft to land on moon in over 50 years
By Elise Hammond and Jackie Wattles , CNN
Meet Intuitive Machines, the company behind the Odysseus lunar mission
From CNN's Jackie Wattles
Intuitive Machines is a Houston-based company just up the road from NASA's Johnson Space Center, or JSC. It was founded in 2013 by a trio of space enthusiasts:
- The current CEO, Steve Atlemus, who formerly served as the deputy director of JSC
- Kamal Ghaffarian, the current chair of the board, who has experience across legacy aerospace companies
- Tim Crain, the company's chief technology officer, who previously worked as a lead engineer at JSC
The company reached a massive milestone in 2021 when NASA selected the company as a provider in its Commercial Lunar Payload Services, or CLPS, program.
It's one of several private-sector companies that have been tasked by the space agency to get robotic landers to the moon as NASA works on separate plans to return its astronauts.
The contract for this mission was originally worth under $80 million. But it was later renegotiated, and — all told — Intuitive Machines could receive up to $118 million from NASA for this mission.
The company also went public last year, via a reverse merger. Its stock has been on a tear recently amid its successes in space, surging up about 80% over the past five days as of Thursday afternoon.
Intuitive Machines moves up landing time after "correction maneuver" overnight
Intuitive Machines shared several possible landing times for Odysseus over the past several days, and the projected touchdown has only moved earlier.
The company has announced a new landing time of 4:24 p.m. ET — more than an hour sooner than previously announced.
Intuitive Machines has acknowledged the landing time was subject to change.
The company shared the reason for the update: "Flight controllers commanded a lunar correction maneuver to raise Odysseus’ orbit overnight and updated the anticipated landing time," according to a post on X .
What we know about the Odysseus lunar lander's journey to the moon
The Odysseus lunar lander, nicknamed “Odie” or IM-1, is aiming to make the first touchdown of a US-made spacecraft on the moon in five decades on Thursday.
Its launch followed closely on the heels of a separate US lunar landing mission that failed in January. NASA has ramped up the development of robotic spacecraft via private partners to evaluate the lunar environment and identify key resources before it attempts to return astronauts to the moon later this decade.
Odie's journey to the moon: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket fired Odie into Earth’s orbit last week, blazing to speeds topping 24,600 miles per hour (about 40,000 kilometers per hour), according to Intuitive Machines, the Houston-based company that developed the spacecraft under contract with NASA through its Commercial Lunar Payload Services program.
After burning through its fuel, the rocket detached from Odie, leaving the lunar lander to fly solo through space. The robotic explorer then consulted an onboard map of the stars so it could orient itself in space, pointing its solar panels toward the sun’s rays to charge its batteries.
The spacecraft entered orbit around the moon, which is roughly 250,000 miles (about 400,000 kilometers) away from Earth, on Wednesday morning, according to the company .
See some of the first images from "Odie" on its way to the moon
The first images from the Odysseus lunar lander provided a view of Earth from space as the craft made its way to the moon. After being launched last week, the lander is aiming to land on the moon's surface on Thursday.
More images to come: The spacecraft, nicknamed “Odie” or IM-1 , also houses a camera system called EagleCam that was developed by students at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. The device is set to pop off of the lunar lander as it approaches the surface and capture images of the vehicle’s descent.
“Hopefully, we’ll get a bird’s-eye view of that landing to share with the public,” Intuitive Machines CEO Stephen Altemus said.
What the "Odie" lunar lander will do on the moon
The Odysseus lunar lander, nicknamed “Odie," is on a scouting mission of sorts to the moon. The spacecraft is designed to assess the lunar environment ahead of NASA’s current plan to return a crewed mission to the moon through the Artemis program in late 2026 .
If the landing is successful on Thursday, Odie is expected to operate for seven days on the lunar surface before darkness falls on the landing site at the moon's south pole, plunging it into freezing temperatures.
Packed on board the lunar lander are six NASA science and technology payloads. They include a radio receiver system that will study lunar plasma, which is created by solar winds and other charged particles raining down on the moon’s surface.
Other payloads will test technology that could be used on future lunar landing missions, such as a new sensor that could potentially help guide precision landings.
Odysseus' landing attempt comes after a failed US mission last month
The Odysseus lunar lander is aiming to make history on Thursday — but landing on the moon will be a dangerous feat.
If the landing fails, it will join a growing list of missions that have unsuccessfully sought a lunar touchdown. Last month, the first US-built lunar lander to launch in five decades, Astrobotic Technology’s Peregrine, was hampered by a critical fuel leak. That came after two failed missions from other countries in 2023: one from Russia and another from a company based in Japan.
China , India and Japan are so far the only nations to have soft-landed vehicles on the moon in the 21st century.
US is attempting to land on the moon for the first time in more than 50 years — for a fraction of the price
From CNN's Kristin Fisher and Jackie Wattles
A phone booth-size spacecraft called Odysseus , or IM-1, is set to take on a challenge no vehicle launched from the United States has attempted in more than 50 years: landing on the moon. The last time the US landed a spacecraft on the moon's surface was its robotic Surveyor 1 in 1966.
But the lunar landers of the 21st century, like Odysseus, are attempting to accomplish many of the same goals the US had during the space race at a small fraction of the price.
At the peak of the Apollo program, NASA’s budget comprised over 4% of all government spending. Today, the space agency’s budget is one-tenth the size, accounting for only 0.4% of all federal spending, even as it seeks to return American astronauts to the moon under the Artemis program .
NASA is attempting to drastically reduce prices by outsourcing the design of small, robotic spacecraft to the private sector through its Commercial Lunar Payload Services program, or CLPS. If the landing is successful, Odysseus will be the first commercial spacecraft ever to soft-land on the moon.
“We’re going a thousand times further than the International Space Station,” Intuitive Machines President and CEO Steve Altemus told CNN. “And then, on top of that, you set the target: Do it for $100 million when in the past it’s been done for billions of dollars.”
Our expert, award-winning staff selects the products we cover and rigorously researches and tests our top picks. If you buy through our links, we may get a commission. Reviews ethics statement
- Services & Software
Netflix's 'Avatar: The Last Airbender': Release Date and Everything to Know About the New Series
Get ready for Aang's journey with the four elements and tea time with Uncle Iroh.
- Though Kourtnee hasn't won any journalism awards yet, she's been a Netflix streaming subscriber since 2012 and knows the magic of its hidden codes.
Aang and his airbender staff will be on full display when Avatar: The Last Airbender hits Netflix.
Aang and his airbender staff will be on full display when Avatar: The Last Airbender hits Netflix.
Long ago, in 2005, Nickelodeon aired the first episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender . Fans were introduced to Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko's world of vibrant characters and elemental Four Nations. The epic animated fantasy followed Aang's journey from a playful, 12-year-old into a powerful avatar who mastered the elements with the help of his friends and allies: Katara, Sokka, Zuko, Toph, Momo, Appa and Uncle Iroh.
The award-winning show spawned a collection of print books and comics attached to the original and was adapted into a 2010 live-action film. But Netflix is bringing it to the small screen in a new way that showcases all forms of bending, supernatural creatures and the spirit world. At the heart of the story, however, are all the characters working to bring peace to a war-torn realm where the Fire Nation has caused so much damage.
Set to premiere tomorrow on Netflix, the latest version of Avatar: The Last Airbender is executive-produced by Albert Kim, who also served as a writer, alongside Jabbar Raisani, Dan Lin, Lindsey Liberatore and Michael Goi. The cast features Gordon Cormier as Aang, Dallas Liu as Prince Zuko, Kiawentiio as the water-bending Katara, Ian Ousley as Sokka, Daniel Dae Kim as Fire Lord Ozai, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Uncle Iroh and Elizabeth Yu as Azula. Not to be left out, James Sie is returning as the unfortunate Cabbage Merchant.
Here is what else we know about the new live-action series.
Read more : What to Watch in 2024: 50 TV Shows We're Excited About
Meet Fire Lord Ozai in Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Meet Fire Lord Ozai in Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender.
When to watch Avatar: The Last Airbender on Netflix
The show will debut with all eight episodes on Netflix on Thursday, Feb. 22. Rather than stream short episodes like the original, the new series will drop hour-long episodes. It's still family-friendly, but the titles are different from the animated show:
- Into the Dark
- Spirited Away
If you want to watch the animated series before, during or after this version, all three seasons are also available on Netflix as Book 1, Book 2 and Book 3. You can also stream the sequel series, The Legend of Korra, on the platform.
Netflix is available in more than 190 countries, and the service has three plans available in the US: Standard with Ads, Standard and Premium. You can stream the live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender on any of these subscriptions, which range in price from $7 per month to $23 per month.
What is Avatar: The Last Airbender about?
Based on the story created by DiMartino and Konietzko, Avatar: The Last Airbender is a fantasy series set in a world with four clans: the Fire Nation, the Water Tribe, Air Nomads and the Earth Kingdom. Aang is an adolescent child who awakens from a deep slumber after 100 years, and must learn who he is as the master avatar. Not only have the Four Nations been at war, but without the avatar, everything is out of balance in the physical and spirit worlds.
Aang feels alone as his tribe, the Air Nomads, have been exterminated. He finds friendship with teenagers Katara, a waterbender, and her brother Sokka, and meets others along the journey who help him understand not only his elemental powers, but how to navigate growing up. Not everyone in the story has bending abilities, but once he masters waterbending, airbending, firebending and earthbending, he can stop his adversary Fire Lord Ozai from taking over the world. The avatar state shows Aang at his most powerful -- which can be helpful or harmful.
The series taps into Asian and Indigenous traditions and folklore, packs in laughs and emotional storylines, and carries the characters through war, dysfunctional family dynamics, loss, love and more. Adventure, growth and relationships are core to the story, and viewers will get to see action-packed martial arts sequences, budding character arcs and special effects that bring bending and fantasy creatures like Appa to life.
Fans will see familiar faces in this first season of ATLA
If you've been keeping up with the trailers and first-look images for this version of Avatar: The Last Airbender, you may have noticed a few fan favorites like Suki. Besides the main crew that includes Aang, Katara, Sokka and Zuko, here's an example of others who you'll see in season 1.
- Fire Lord Ozai
- Kya (Sokka and Katara's mom)
- Princess Yue (leader of the Northern Water Tribe)
- Chief Arnook
- Avatar Kyoshi
- Cabbage Merchant
- The Mechanist and his son
- Commander Zhao of the Fire Nation
- Fire Lord Sozin
There is one earthbender who is noticeably absent from the lineup: Toph. She doesn't appear until season 2 of the animated version, so don't be surprised if she doesn't show up. If you're curious about Toph voice actor Michaela Jill Murphy's reaction to the live-action trailer, you can watch it here .
Suki, a Kyoshi warrior, is played by Maria Zhang, while her mother, Mayor Yukari, is played by Tamlyn Tomita.
Suki, a Kyoshi warrior, is played by Maria Zhang, while her mother, Mayor Yukari, is played by Tamlyn Tomita.
Will there be more Avatar: The Last Airbender on the way?
Netflix has not announced whether there will be additional seasons or spinoffs of this live-action installment, yet. This retelling has been in the works since 2018 in partnership with Nickelodeon and originally included co-creators DiMartino and Konietzko.
The two departed the project in 2020 due to creative differences, and have since gone on to reteam with Nickelodeon to create more stories set in the Avatar universe with the launch of Avatar Studios. Upcoming projects include a theatrical film and an animated series drawn from ATLA and The Legend of Korra.
Services and Software Guides
- Best iPhone VPN
- Best Free VPN
- Best Android VPN
- Best Mac VPN
- Best Mobile VPN
- Best VPN for Firestick
- Best VPN for Windows
- Fastest VPN
- Best Cheap VPN
- Best Password Manager
- Best Antivirus
- Best Identity Theft Protection
- Best LastPass Alternative
- Best Live TV Streaming Service
- Best Streaming Service
- Best Free TV Streaming Service
- Best Music Streaming Services
Web Hosting & Websites
- Best Web Hosting
- Best Minecraft Server Hosting
- Best Website Builder
Other Services & Software
- Best Dating Sites
- Best Language Learning Apps
- Best Weather App
- Best Stargazing Apps
- Best Cloud Storage
- Best Resume Writing Services
- New Coverage on Operating Systems