Zayn Malik is said to be pulling out all the stops in his bid to get eighties rockers Journey to play live at his wedding to Perrie Edwards - so they can dance to her favourite song.
The One Direction star will exchange vows with Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards next year, and sources claim he’s determined to encourage the rockers to play signature tune Don’t Stop Believin’ on their big day.
According to The Sun the band’s guitarist, Neal Schon, has indicated that he might be persuaded to perform for one night only – but enticing lead singer Steve Perry is an entirely different proposition.
The vocalist, whose distinctive voice is heard on the track, hasn’t taken to the stage with the band for 17-years.
An insider said: ‘Zayn is hopeful Journey will be there in some guise. Neal has made it clear through his channels he is up for it. He has his touring band who can play.
Getting the band onstage will be a tall order for the 20-year-old as reclusive Steve has turned down repeated requests to reunite with his band-mates.
Speaking on a VH1 Behind The Music special dedicated to the rockers in 2001, Perry claimed that he ‘never really felt like he was a part of the band.’
Zayn and Perrie are said to be considering Barbados as a destination for their nuptials, and the One Direction star remains hopeful that his industry clout will be enough to pull off the coup.
‘I know my missus wants the lead singer from Journey, he reportedly said recently. ‘We’ll see what we can do about that.’
In response, Perrie added: ‘I don’t know if it’s going to happen… I need him!’
While Barbados is the preferred backdrop for their wedding, the Little Mix star is said to be undecided regarding location.
A source told the Mirror: ‘She’s torn between having a UK do, because all her family are here, and doing something magical and exotic abroad, like Barbados.’