Original Foreigner reuniting for one-off show

The concert will be part of Sturgis’ Motorcycle Rally

Foreigner has announced its first-ever ticketed concert reunion with all original members for later this summer. The concert will take place on August 4th at The Sturgis Buffalo Chip in Sturgis, South Dakota. Lou Gramm, Dennis Elliott, Al Greenwood, Ian McDonald and Rick Wills will join Mick Jones and Kelly Hansen and the current Foreigner lineup of Tom Gimbel, Jeff Pilson, Michael Bluestein, Bruce Watson and Chris Frazier for the historic performance.

While Foreigner’s original members have joined the band for surprise appearances in the past, never before have they announced a ticketed reunion where fans can join in for the ultimate soundtrack of summer. Tickets for Foreigner’s performance on Chip’s Wolfman Jack Stage as part of the nine day annual event known as “The Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling” are available online.

“It’s been incredible to have Lou, Dennis, Al, Ian and Rick join us for some surprise appearances throughout the past few years. It always brings back special memories,” says Jones. “But now, for the first time, we are letting our fans know we’ll be making history together at The Buffalo Chip on August 4th with a Foreigner reunion concert, and we hope they’ll come on down to Sturgis and join us!“

This announcement comes on the heels of the 40th Anniversary of the group’s best-selling album, Double Vision, and the band is working on a very special release to celebrate the momentous occasion.

Foreigner is also charting new territory on the album charts, as their latest album, Foreigner with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus has topped the Billboard Classical Album Chart for multiple weeks, and continues to sell out tour dates across the world. This album has also inspired a new 60-minute concert special airing on PBS TV stations across the country in June and July called Foreigner Live at the Symphony. Please check local PBS listings for air dates in your city.

Foreigner is currently on tour with Whitesnake and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening for the 2018 Jukebox Heroes Tour.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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