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Concert Reviews / Soundtrack of summer-Boston,MA 19Jun14
« Last post by SU_5757 on June 21, 2014, 05:22:25 pm »
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BOSTON – On a night that recently graduated Brockton High School senior Mickey Jones termed “a life-changing experience,” the BHS Concert Choir joined Foreigner for a rousing version of the rock band’s biggest hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is,” at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion in Boston on Thursday night.
Delivered during the septet’s encore segment, the iconic tune began with just the band playing, but then the BHS Concert Choir, in their matching red T-shirts, came out and stood behind the rockers on the upper level of their stage. As that familiar chorus rang out through the night, and lead singer Kelly Hansen’s vocals soared to passionate heights, the choir joined in to provide a spine-tingling moment, so much so that most of the crowd of 4,000 joined in.  As the 1984 hit wound down, bassist Jeff Pilson invited a BHS singer down to strum the last few notes on his bass, as Hansen climbed to the upper level with the kids.  The 80 percent full arena erupted in a standing ovation after that, and as Hansen introduced the choir the cheers seemed to get louder.  “You guys really brought it tonight!” Hansen said as he shook hands with every member.
Foreigner’s 80-minute set included plenty of the band’s biggest hits and ample proof of how the band has sold more than 80 million albums since its 1977 debut. After a blistering opening run through “Double Vision,” “Head Games,” “Cold As Ice” and “Waiting For a Girl Like You,” the band brought out founding member Mick Jones, who had been sidelined in recent years after bypass surgery. 
Mick Jones appeared to be in fine form, as he led the septet through chestnuts like “Feels Like the First Time” and “Urgent” and then played a dazzling “Star Rider” from the band’s first album, as blue lights and lasers flashed overhead. The soaring “Jukebox Hero” was a rockin’ romp, ending the regular set. The encores peaked with the BHS choir’s big moment, and Foreigner sent the crowd home with a pulsating charge through “Hot Blooded.”
Styx did a 70-minute set that proved guitarist Tommy Shaw is still an electrifying force, while singer/keyboardist Lawrence Gowan’s energy level was as wild as his rotating keyboard. “Foolin’ Yourself” was a majestic bit of prog-rock with dual keyboards, while the power ballad “Lady” really showcased Gowan’s vocals. Styx earned a two-song encore themselves, ending the night with the driving rocker “Renegade.”
Some of the evening’s biggest ovations went to Don Felder, the guitarist/singer/songwriter who was part of the Eagles during all their glory days. Felder’s 50-minute set included some of the Eagles’ best, and a couple of his solo tunes. Everyone in Felder’s quintet sings, so Eagles classics like “Already Gone” and “One of These Nights” featured superb vocal harmonies. Felder himself is a very capable lead vocalist, as shown on his new song “You Don’t Have Me,” which actually rocked a little harder than the Eagles usually did. An acoustic-centered “Seven Bridges Road” was a wonderful piece of vocal harmony, and the harmonies on “Gonna Be A Heartache Tonight” got the whole tent singing along.
Felder’s set ended with a mind-boggling turn through “Hotel California,” as he played the unforgettable guitar parts on his double-necked (12 and six-strings) guitar, and Tommy Shaw came out to trade solos, and vocals with him. It was an indelible moment, nearly three hours before the BHS choir provided another unforgettable musical memory.
- See more at: http://m.enterprisenews.com/article/20140620

It was a wonderful nite on the waterfront in Boston. Sharing a local newspaper review which covers the whole show.  Tonight's choir had performed a full multi part choral arrangement of IWTKWLI  on a Boston radio show last week, so I expected a great contribution from them.  I think Kelly had the whole place singing along before the kids even got on stage.  Overall the shortened set list left me wanting MORE.  My highlight was seeing Mick back with the band and experiencing Starrider LIVE.  I was at the M&G before the show with a friend who greeted Mick with "Are you doing "Starrider" tonight?"  He replied "I think so" and received an immediate retort of "No, You KNOW so".  She got a good chuckle from Mick.  I'm so glad he didn't disappoint.

Keep rock'in' and keep coming around!
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General Discussion / Re: walworth county (WI) fair
« Last post by TomCat on June 20, 2014, 05:58:13 pm »
I got my tickets awhile ago this is the link: http://www.walworthcountyfair.com/ it's on the right side to buy tickets. $40 for VIP seating, which of course had to get! I think it's $10 to get into the fair but not positive.

Hope to see you there!!  :D
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General Discussion / Re: walworth county (WI) fair
« Last post by Jayman on June 19, 2014, 03:49:41 pm »
I'm not a Chigago guy, but from my past experiences I would assume it was for real.  Many many times I've seen Foreigner shows listed on Pollstar and venue websites before it was listed on this website.  A lot of times this site is the last one to list dates
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General Discussion / walworth county (WI) fair
« Last post by jimzgirl on June 18, 2014, 08:14:54 pm »
Hey Chicago fans, did you see that Foreigner is scheduled to play the Walworth County Fair on 8/31?  It is not shown here on the tour page, but the Fair page is showing it.   Should I assume this is for real?  I can't even figure out how to get tix....I think general admission is just the fair price, but to get reserved track seating, it seems like the link takes you here and this show doesn't show up on the tour schedule.  Anybody know?

Cheryl
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General Discussion / Re: Question
« Last post by robk13 on June 16, 2014, 11:11:09 pm »
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The third song of new music on this album, PRISONER OF LOVE, is a beautifully supercharged power ballad that is a near perfect song in every way. Lou's vocals are freaking incredible all throughout the track; the piano and synthesizer are breathtaking in both their simplicity and complexity; plus a rocking riff by Mick. If I'm not mistaken, it is Mark Schulman on drums. The melody flows beautifully and the backup vocals are awesome as well. As the song fades away, Lou lets out one of his highest belts ever!

I SO WISH they would insert Soul Doctor and POL in the show.  IMO they are 2 of the band's best songs and I have no doubt that Kelly would kill on them. Soul Doctor could be one heck of an opener. OMG, the energy--and Kelly's intensity!! I'm sure they could work them in. A couple of the older songs...well, they are old, but they aren't the greatest "songs." (Not gonna mention titles because I know I'll get thunked in the head, LOL! But, let's be real...) Well, maybe there are some business reasons that keep them from doing them. Too bad, because those songs would really enhance the show.
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General Discussion / Re: Mick Jones Live Appearances
« Last post by robk13 on June 16, 2014, 10:47:11 pm »
Of course he didn't go, otherwise he would be back here either praising Mick or bitching about him not being there.

Who would shell out $ to see a show when they don't like the singer and don't like the band?

Posts = 1. Probably another sock-puppet user name created by our resident nutball "painter."

Best practices: DO NOT FEED THE TROLLS. DO NOT INCREASE THEIR 'VIEWS' COUNT.
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General Discussion / New version of IWTKWLI
« Last post by SU_5757 on June 13, 2014, 09:14:26 pm »
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Original songwriter DON FELDER teamed up with STYX and FOREIGNER for this very special collaboration, as well as a stunning new version of FOREIGNER’s massive hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is,” which is only available as a limited edition vinyl disc and on iTunes.

The "Soundtrack of Summer" news item refers to a CD only available at Walmart and also this iTunes version of FOREIGNER’s massive hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is,” which is available on iTunes.  Has anyone heard the new version?  I didn't see anything that looked new at iTunes.
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General Discussion / Re: Foreigner Outcasts?
« Last post by Jayman on June 13, 2014, 08:59:24 am »
Yeah that's a shame.  I was supposed to go to that one in November that got cancelled.  I think thanksgiving weekend that was.  But at least they always play the surrounding states on the east coast almost every year so people can still catch them with some extra driving. 
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General Discussion / Foreigner Outcasts?
« Last post by SU_5757 on June 11, 2014, 09:26:58 pm »
After a summer of triple bill shows, I was looking forward to a Foreigner only concert.  It seems that the tiniest state is not filled with Foreigner fans.  A second concert in under a year has been cancelled.  What's up Rhode Island?
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General Discussion / Working on my portrait of Mick Jones ....
« Last post by Starrider81 on June 11, 2014, 12:05:17 pm »
Okay say what you will about me, goof on me, call me a 2 faced Foreigner fan BUT Foreigner's music still means alot to me!! i know I have posted that I have done a portrait of Lou Gramm and even Lou himself loved it and hopefully one day I'll be able to give it to him. So I wanted to be fair, I decided to start a painting/portrait of Mick Jones. I'm not looking for any profit from this, just recognition of my artwork and hopefully if Mick sees this he'd also like to have it as a gift too!!! Understand Foreigner's coming to Lorain County in August... hopefully I cdan make the show!! Here's a link to a page where you can see my study of Mick's portrait.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/286666961482508/325805987568605/?notif_t=group_comment

Again say what you will about me .... but it's all about the music of Foreigner despite the line up changes!!

Owen
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