–By Sean Derrick
In what is lining up to be a huge year for concert tours Foreigner and Cheap Trick have announced a huge tour that will kick off July 11 in Syracuse, NY and wind its way around the country before ending in Auburn, WA on September 9.
They will be making a stop at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Saint Louis on August 16. Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience will open.
Founding member Mick Jones has made it known the past few days that former members Ian McDonald, Al Greenwood and former lead singer Lou Gramm will be appearing on some of the dates, though which ones and how many remain a secret. Gramm has confirmed he will play at least one date. Will they perform with the current lineup in Saint Louis? That is not known, but what is known is from past experiences this should be a can’t-miss show.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public this Friday at 10:00 AM at any Ticketmaster retail outlet, online at Livenation.com, or the Golds Gym Box office at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre.
Ticket prices range from $29.95 – $99.95.
There will be a special – Buy four (4) lawn or select reserve tickets for $59 during the first week of sales only. Also, there will be NO service fees the first week of sales.
Press release with full tour dates is below:
July 11 – Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheater
July 13 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
July 14 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
July 15 – Hershey, PA @ Giant Center
July 17 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
July 18 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 20 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
July 21 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 22 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 25 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
July 26 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
July 28 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater
July 30 – Pelham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
August 01 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
August 02 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
August 05 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
August 06 – Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Amphitheater
August 08 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
August 09 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
August 11 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 12 – Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
August 13 – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
August 15 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
August 16 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – St. Louis
August 19 – Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 20 – Austin, TX @ austin360 Amphitheater
August 23 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
August 24 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
August 26 – West Valley City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
August 29 – Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
September 30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
September 01 – Marysville, CA @ Toyota Amphitheater
September 02 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
September 04 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
September 08 – Ridgefield, WA @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
September 09 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
FOREIGNER, CHEAP TRICK AND JASON BONHAM TOUR SET TO LAUNCH
JULY 11th IN SYRACUSE, NEW YORK
TICKETS GO ON SALE JANUARY 13 AT LIVENATION.COM
FOREIGNER’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY ALBUM SET FOR RELEASE MAY 5th
(January 9, 2017) – “I Want To Know What Love Is.” “Cold As Ice.” “Hot Blooded.” “Juke Box Hero.”
FOREIGNER, 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, Foreigner will be alongside Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick — who are also celebrating 40
years since the release of their self-titled debut album — and special guest Jason Bonham 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 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.”
Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2016, CHEAP TRICK 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. CHEAP TRICK 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, CHEAP TRICK 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 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 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), 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 (RHINO). This album is a comprehensive
compilation of original hits and several tracks from the current lineup with Kelly Hansen 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).