Foreigner, Cheap Trick, Jason Bonham announce tour

Foreigner and Cheap Trick are celebrating the 40th anniversary since the release of their debut albums this year with a joint tour. Set to launch in Syracuse, NY on July 11th, Live Nation will present the tour with special guest Jason Bonham who will be bringing the music of Led Zeppelin. Tickets go on sale January 13th at

“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.”

“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 seven 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 Foreigner tracks throughout the years entitled 40 – Forty Hits From Forty Years via Rhino Records. This album is a comprehensive compilation of original hits and several tracks from the current lineup with Kelly Hansen on vocals including “Can’t 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.

The run kicks off July 11th in Syracuse, NY with stops in Boston, Virginia Beach, West Palm Beach, Charlotte, Chicago, St. Louis, Phoenix, Los Angeles and more before wrapping September 9th in Auburn, WA. Tickets start at $29.99.


Tue Jul 11

Syracuse, NY

Lakeview Amphitheater

Thu Jul 13

Camden, NJ

BB&T Pavilion

Fri Jul 14

Bethel, NY

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

Sat Jul 15

Hershey, PA

Giant Center

Mon Jul 17

Boston, MA

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Tue Jul 18

Saratoga Springs, NY

Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Thu Jul 20

Wantagh, NY

Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

Fri Jul 21

Darien Center, NY

Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

Sat Jul 22

Holmdel, NJ

PNC Bank Arts Center

Tue Jul 25

Bristow, VA

Jiffy Lube Live

Wed Jul 26

Virginia Beach, VA

Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach

Fri Jul 28

Nashville, TN

Ascend Amphitheater

Sun Jul 30

Pelham, AL

Oak Mountain Amphitheatre

Tue Aug 01

West Palm Beach, FL

Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre

Wed Aug 02

Tampa, FL

MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

Sat Aug 05

Charlotte, NC

PNC Music Pavilion

Sun Aug 06

Raleigh, NC

Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Amphitheater

Tue Aug 08

Cincinnati, OH

Riverbend Music Center

Wed Aug 09

Chicago, IL

Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

Fri Aug 11

Clarkston, MI

DTE Energy Music Theatre

Sat Aug 12

Burgettstown, PA

KeyBank Pavilion

Sun Aug 13

Noblesville, IN

Klipsch Music Center

Tue Aug 15

Kansas City, MO

Starlight Theatre

Wed Aug 16

Maryland Heights, MO

Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – St. Louis

Sat Aug 19

Woodlands, TX

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Sun Aug 20

Austin, TX

austin360 Amphitheater

Wed Aug 23

Albuquerque, NM***

Isleta Amphitheater

Thu Aug 24

Phoenix, AZ***

Ak-Chin Pavilion

Sat Aug 26

West Valley City, UT***

USANA Amphitheatre

Tue Aug 29

Chula Vista, CA***

Sleep Train Amphitheatre

Wed Aug 30

Los Angeles, CA***

Greek Theatre

Fri Sep 01

Marysville, CA***

Toyota Amphitheater

Sat Sep 02

Mountain View, CA***

Shoreline Amphitheatre

Mon Sep 04

Morrison, CO***

Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Fri Sep 08

Ridgefield, WA***

Sunlight Supply Amphitheater

Sat Sep 09

Auburn, WA***

White River Amphitheatre

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

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.