Foreigner announces farewell tour

Group will tour through 2024

Foreigner is set to launch the start of its Historic Farewell Tour in 2023. The tour is set to launch on July 6th at Atlanta’s Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, the area’s largest outdoor venue. For the first leg of the US Live Nation tour, Foreigner will be joined by Loverboy. The spectacular show will thrill audiences with stellar performances of more than 20 combined chart-topping songs.

Presales start November 15th at 9 am local time via Ticketmaster. General on sale starts Friday, November 18th at 9 am local time.

Foreigner will continue its long-term initiative with the Grammy Museum Foundation to invite choirs to open the show with a live a cappella “Pitch Perfect” performance of classic rock songs. The group will join radio partners across the country to create a contest for local choirs to win donations to their music programs. One winning choir will be selected at each show, and that choir will receive a grand prize of new musical equipment. For more details please go to foreignerchoirs.com.

“Many years ago, I wrote a song called ‘Feels Like The First Time’ and today we are launching one last worldwide tour,” Foreigner founder Mick Jones shares. “We will be presenting a show that I know will have the same enthusiasm as our very first appearances. The tour will start this summer in America and we hope to get to every place that we have played over the last several years. While I’m sure our fans will have mixed feelings about the end of the road for the band, I know our shows are going to delight audiences everywhere.”

“The time has come,” frontman Kelly Hansen adds. “We have more or less lived our lives on the road for almost eighteen years. We have always strived to give you our best and we intend to finish this the same way. Foreigner has a brilliant and increasingly demanding catalogue of songs to sing and I refuse to give them less than they deserve. So, we’re going to finish strong. I want to make it very clear how grateful and appreciative we are to our audiences all over the world who have supported this band. I’m sure there may be occasions when we’ll do some special appearances, but I think the time is coming for us to live off the road. Thank you all so much!”

Mick Jones continues to elevate Foreigner’s influence and guide the band to new horizons with his stylistic songwriting, indelible guitar hooks and multi-layered talents while lead singer Kelly Hansen, one of rock’s greatest showmen, has led the veteran group into the digital age inspiring a whole new generation of fans. Bassist Jeff Pilson; Michael Bluestein on keyboards; guitarist Bruce Watson; Chris Frazier on drums and guitarist Luis Maldonado provide an unprecedented level of energy that has resulted in the re-emergence of the astounding music that speaks to Foreigner’s enduring popularity. The group has an extraordinary streaming and radio audience.

With more Top 10 hits than Journey and ten multi-platinum albums, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 80 million. Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including “Juke Box Hero,” “Cold As Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Say You Will,” “Dirty White Boy,” “Long, Long Way From Home” and the worldwide No. 1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is,” Foreigner still rocks the charts more than 40 years into the game with massive airplay and continued Billboard Top 200 album success. Streams of FOREIGNER’s hits are approaching 15 million per week.

Foreigner 2023 Historic Farewell Tour Dates:

July 6 – Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
July 8 – West Palm Beach, FL @ iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
July 9 – Tampa @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
July 11 – Nashville @ Ascend Amphitheater
July 14 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP
July 18 – Kansas City @ Starlight Theatre
July 19 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis
July 21 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Music Center
July 22 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Ampitheatre
July 24 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
July 25 – Toronto @ Budweiser Stage
July 28 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
July 29 – Burgettstown, PA @ The Pavilion at Star Lake
Aug 1 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Aug 2 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Aug 4 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Aug 5 – Masnfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
Aug 8 – Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Aug 9 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
Aug 11 – Dallas @ Dos Equis Pavilion
Aug 12 – The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug 14 – Austin @ Moody Center ATX
Aug 16 – Denver @ Ball Arena
Aug 18 – West Valley City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
Aug 20 – Pheonix @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Aug 21 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Ampthitheatre
Aug 23 – Wheatland, CA @ Toyota Amphitheatre
Aug 24 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
Aug 30 – Clarkston, MI @ Pine Knob Music Theatre
Sept 1 – Uncansville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
Sept 2 – Syracuse, NY @ St. Joseph’s Health Ampthitheater at Lakeview
Sept 3 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center

Buddy Iahn
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