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foreigner-promo-shot-40th-tour-1-9-17(January 9, 2017) – “I Want To Know What Love Is.” “Cold As Ice.” “Hot Blooded.” “Juke Box Hero.”

, 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, will be alongside Rock & Roll Hall of Famers — who are also celebrating 40 years since the release of their self-titled debut album — and special guest who will be bringing the music of Led Zeppelin to great night of rock ’n’ roll. Tickets go on sale January 13, 2017 at www.livenation.com.

“I never could have imagined when I set out to create 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 and 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, 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. 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, 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 3 years as their drummer and had a great time,” says . “’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), (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 FOREIGNER tracks 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 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.

Since the 1977 release of their first hit “Feels Like The First Time” and their self-titled debut album on Atlantic Records, FOREIGNER has been universally hailed as one of the world’s most popular rock acts

with 10 multi-platinum albums, 16 Top 30 hits, and worldwide album sales exceeding 75 million.  Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including “Juke Box Hero,” “Cold as Ice,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Say You Will,” “Dirty White Boy,” “Long, Long Way From Home,” and the worldwide #1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is,” FOREIGNER continues to rock the charts more than thirty years into the game.

Recent albums like Juke Box Heroes, a new compilation of digitally recorded Foreigner hits, and The Best of Foreigner 4 & More, recorded live from The Borgata, Atlantic City, both entered the Billboard Top 200 chart. Foreigner also featured strongly in every category in Billboard’s recently released “Greatest of All Time” listing.  Catalog sales often eclipse those of Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Def Leppard, Van Halen and most of their Classic Rock peers (Source: Nielsen SoundScan 2/11/16 – 2/3/16).

Check out the tour at any of the following stops, with more dates to be announced in the coming weeks and posted on the band’s official website. Fans can check out livenation.com for updates on tour dates and news.

 

 

DATECITYVENUE
Tue Jul 11Syracuse, NYLakeview Amphitheater
Thu Jul 13Camden, NJBB&T Pavilion
Fri Jul 14Bethel, NYBethel Woods Center for the Arts
Sat Jul 15Hershey, PAGiant Center
Mon Jul 17Boston, MABlue Hills Bank Pavilion
Tue Jul 18Saratoga Springs, NYSaratoga Performing Arts Center
Thu Jul 20Wantagh, NYNikon at Jones Beach Theater
Fri Jul 21Darien Center, NYDarien Lake Performing Arts Center
Sat Jul 22Holmdel, NJPNC Bank Arts Center
Tue Jul 25Bristow, VAJiffy Lube Live
Wed Jul 26Virginia Beach, VAVeterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Fri Jul 28Nashville, TNAscend Amphitheater
Sun Jul 30Pelham, ALOak Mountain Amphitheatre
Tue Aug 01West Palm Beach, FLPerfect Vodka Amphitheatre
Wed Aug 02Tampa, FLMIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sat Aug 05Charlotte, NCPNC Music Pavilion
Sun Aug 06Raleigh, NCCoastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Amphitheater
Tue Aug 08Cincinnati, OHRiverbend Music Center
Wed Aug 09Chicago, ILHuntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Fri Aug 11Clarkston, MIDTE Energy Music Theatre
Sat Aug 12Burgettstown, PAKeyBank Pavilion
Sun Aug 13Noblesville, INKlipsch Music Center
Tue Aug 15Kansas City, MOStarlight Theatre
Wed Aug 16Maryland Heights, MOHollywood Casino Amphitheater – St. Louis
Sat Aug 19Woodlands, TXCynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sun Aug 20Austin, TXaustin360 Amphitheater
Wed Aug 23Albuquerque, NM***Isleta Amphitheater
Thu Aug 24Phoenix, AZ***Ak-Chin Pavilion
Sat Aug 26West Valley City, UT***USANA Amphitheatre
Tue Aug 29Chula Vista, CA***Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Wed Aug 30Los Angeles, CA***Greek Theatre
Fri Sep 01Marysville, CA***Toyota Amphitheater
Sat Sep 02Mountain View, CA***Shoreline Amphitheatre
Mon Sep 04Morrison, CO***Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Fri Sep 08Ridgefield, WA***Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
Sat Sep 09Auburn, WA***White River Amphitheatre
   

 

 

*** Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience not on this date

Additional dates and support to be announced

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