FOREIGNER ANNOUNCES 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR WITH CHEAP TRICK AND JASON BONHAM
I Want To Know What Love Is, Cold As Ice, Hot Blooded, Juke Box Hero. Foreigner, the band behind these classic and iconic songs, is turning 40 this year and they’re bringing their friends along for the year-long celebration.
First up is a mammoth worldwide tour, set to launch in Syracuse, NY on July 11th. For the US shows presented by Live Nation, Foreigner will be alongside Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick — who are also celebrating 40 years since the release of their self-titled debut album — and special guest Jason Bonham who will be bringing the music of Led Zeppelin to great night of Rock N’ Roll. Tickets go on sale January 13th at Live Nation.
“I never could have imagined when I set out to create Foreigner forty years ago, that we’d still be touring around the world and performing the music we love all these years later,” says founding member and lead guitarist Mick Jones. “I can’t express the gratitude I feel when fans share stories of how our songs have been woven into their milestones and memories over the years. This summer we are going to celebrate these songs, and I can’t imagine a better group of friends to share this monumental tour with, than Cheap Trick and Jason Bonham who are sure to make it a true tribute to the everlasting power of rock and roll.”
Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2016, Cheap Trick is undoubtedly one of the most influential classic rock groups of the past 50 years. They have performed over 5,000 shows spanning four decades and have sold 20 million records worldwide. Cheap Trick formed in 1974 and while they have evolved throughout the years, the band continues to reach mainstream and critical success. Hits such as I Want You To Want Me, Dream Police, and Surrender have cemented the group as one of America’s top rock ‘n’ roll bands of all time. In 2016, Cheap Trick released its 17th studio collection, Bang Zoom Crazy…Hello.
“I was thrilled to hear Mick Jones wanted me to be involved in celebrating 40 years of Foreigner. I spent three years as their drummer and had a great time,” says Jason Bonham. “Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience show will hit home run after home run with these timeless classics done to perfection. JBLZE started 7 years ago as a way to show my appreciation not only to my dad and the music of Led Zeppelin, but also to the fans themselves. With the amazing Cheap Trick along with the one and only Foreigner this is show not to be missed.”
To coincide with the tour, Foreigner–Mick Jones (lead guitar), Kelly Hansen (lead vocals), Jeff Pilson (bass, vocals), Tom Gimbel (rhythm guitar, sax, vocals), Michael Bluestein (keyboards), Bruce Watson (guitar) and Chris Frazier (drums)– will be releasing a celebratory 40th anniversary album that features forty songs throughout the years entitled 40 – Forty Hits From Forty Years (RHINO). This album is a comprehensive compilation of original hits and several tracks from the current lineup with Kelly Hansen on vocals including Cant Slow Down, Too Late, and the Top 20 AC hit When It Comes To Love. The album also features two new songs, The Flame Still Burns, and Give My Life For Love, a brand new song by Jones. Rhino is kicking off a year-long catalog promotion with the January 24th picture disc release of Head Games.
Foreigner tour dates:
11 Syracuse, NY Lakeview Amphitheater
13 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion
14 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
15 Hershey, PA Giant Center
17 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
18 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
20 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
21 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
22 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
25 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
26 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
28 Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater
30 Pelham, AL Oak Mountain Amphitheater
1 West Palm Beach, FL Perfect Vodka Amphitheater
2 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater
5 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
6 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Amphitheater
8 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
9 Chicago, IL Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
11 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
12 Burgettstown, PA KeyBank Pavilion
13 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
15 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
16 Maryland Heights, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – St. Louis
19 Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
20 Austin, TX austin360 Amphitheater
23 Albuquerque, NM*** Isleta Amphitheater
24 Phoenix, AZ*** Ak-Chin Pavilion
26 West Valley City, UT ***USANA Amphitheater
29 Chula Vista, CA*** Sleep Train Amphitheater
30 Los Angeles, CA***Greek Theatre
1 Marysville, CA*** Toyota Amphitheater
2 Mountain View, CA*** Shoreline Amphitheater
4 Morrison, CO*** Red Rocks Amphitheater
8 Ridgefield, WA*** Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
9 Auburn, WA*** White River Amphitheater
** Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience not on this date. Additional dates and support to be announced.
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