Schon has previously stated that the only way a reunion could take place was if it also included current vocalist Arnel Pineda, and marked the band’s farewell tour.
Last year he said: “You can never say it’s never going to happen. But if that situation ever came up, I think it would be the both of them. And I think it would be at the point where it’s a farewell tour, and we’re done. That’s the only appropriate way to go about it.”
Now the guitarist says on Facebook: “I hope we can reach out to each other and connect once again. We had amazing chemistry together.
“I love him with all the love and admiration you could have. Steve, let’s talk soon.”
Perry was dismissed in 1998 after suffering health problems and last month revealed he’d been fighting cancer.
Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain recently said he wasn’t sure if there was any point in making a new album, because he doubted anyone wanted to hear it.