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Foghat - Under The InfluenceBack in the ‘70s, Foghat was a regular presence on the Billboard charts – on the strength of such hit albums as ‘Fool for the City’, ‘LIVE’, ‘Stone Blue’ and many others.

And now, the veteran classic rock act is back where they belong – for the first time since 1983, Foghat is back on Billboard with ‘Under the Influence’ (debuting at #17 on “Hard Rock Albums,” and at #40 on “Independent Albums”).

Released on June 24th, ‘Under the Influence’, produced by Grammy winner Tom Hambridge, draws from Foghat’s collective musical influences, as the band not only brought in some special guests from their past,  who helped launch and inspire the Foghat story, but also invited some new friends into the mix to continue the journey of this never idle band.

And the album has already received rave reviews from the music press:

“…  Foghat’s current lineup makes for one, damn good rock and roll band.  In today’s awful
musical landscape, where “rock and roll” has been replaced by “cut and
paste” it seems like a good, blue-blooded rock and roll album can be hard to
find, especially if you’re looking for new stuff from the bands we grew up
on.” Mark Cartwright,

“….It’s therefore loaded with up-tempo guitar rock that fizzes out of the speakers …. The whole thing is stuffed full of potential radio hits and I can imagine this album will be a staple of American radio for years to come.” Bernard Baker,

“Foghat has delivered a huge slab of bluesy, boogie rock that rivals any of their previous releases. This is an album of music, each song standing on its own merits with no filler. There is passion, honesty and most of all, a bunch of kick-ass, feel-good rock ‘n’ roll.”  Jeb Wright, Classic Rock Revisited

And to celebrate this welcome chart positioning and critical success of ‘Under the Influence,’ the band will be doing what they’ve done best for decades – hitting the road hard, and bringing their unmistakable rock to a concert venue near you.

Under the Influence’ track listing:

Under The Influence

Knock It Off


She’s Got A Ring In His Nose

Upside of Lonely

Heard It Through The Grapevine

Made Up My Mind

Hot Mama

Heart Gone Cold

Honey Do List

All Because Of You

Slow Ride

Tour Dates:

SAT     7/16/2016                    ALBANY OR                                                LINN COUNTY FAIR

WED 7/20/2016                      OMAHA NE                                      BAXTER ARENA

FRI      7/22/2016                    WALKER MN                                               MOONDANCE JAM 25

SAT   7/23/2016                    SAN BERNADINO CA                2016 LOST HIGHWAY FESTIVAL

FRI   7/29/2016                     PASO ROBLES, CA             MID CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR


WED 8/3/2016                                    COLUMBUS OH                              OHIO EXPO CENTER & STATE FAIR

THU    8/4/2016                                  KITCHENER ONT CN                     VICTORIA PARK

SAT     8/6/2016                                  ST. OKOBOJI IA                              ARNOLDS PARK

MON 8/8/2016                                    STURGIS SD                                     FULL THROTTLE SALOON

TUE    8/9/2016                                  RIDGEFIELD WA                            CLARK COUNTY FAIR 2016

THU    8/11/2016                    SOLANA BEACH CA               BELLY UP TAVERN

FRI      8/12/2016                    SANTA CRUZ CA                            SANTA CRUZ BEACH BOARDWALK

SAT     8/13/2016                    SEDALIA MO                                               MISSOURI STATE FAIR

FRI      8/19/2016                    WENDOVER NV                              PEPPERMILL CASINO

SAT   8/20/2016          SALAMANCA NY                    SENECA ALLEGHENY CASINO

MON 8/22/2016                      AIRWAY HEIGHTS WA                 NORTHERN QUEST CASINO

SUN 8/28/2016                       UNCASVILLE CT                            MOHEGAN SUN CASINO

FRI      9/2/2016                                  WOODWARD OK                            OKLAHOMA ANNUAL H.O.G. RALLY

SAT     9/3/2016                                  WALLA WALLA WA                                  WALL WALLA FRONTIER DAYS

SUN 9/4/2016                         HURON SD                                       SOUTH DAKOTA STATE FAIR

FRI  9/9/2016              LAS CRUCES NM                   RED HAWK GOLF CLUB

SAT     9/17/2016                    COTTONWOOD AZ             THUNDER VALLEY RALLY 2016

MON  9/19/2016         ELKHART IN                           PRIVATE SHOW

WED 9/21/2016                      NEW YORK CITY NY                     B.B. KINGS BLUES CLUB & GRILL

FRI      9/23/2016                    YAKIMA WA                                               CENTRAL WA STATE FAIR 2016

FRI      10/7/2016        GRETNA LA                                     GRETNA HERITAGE FESTIVAL

SAT     10/8/2016                    COLONIAL BEACH            VA                  COLONIAL BEACH BIKE FEST

FRI      10/14/2016                  LAS VEGAS NV                               GOLDEN NUGGET CASINO & HOTEL

SAT     10/15/2016                  TYLER TX                                          T.B. BUTLER SQUARE

THU    11/10/2016      TAMPA FL                                THE CUBAN CLUB


SAT     11/12/2016                  MIAMI FL                                          MAGIC CITY CASINO



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