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General Discussion / Re: Mick Jones Live Appearances
« Last post by SoUrgent on June 04, 2014, 09:55:34 am »
Hello RobG79,

Welcome to the board!

As you have been reading the forum for a while now, I am sure you know the "hotly contested topic" of Foreigner with and without Mick, current versus previous lineup, et. al. And yes, Foreigner fans, and music fans as a whole, are glad that one of the pioneers of rock music, Mr. Mick Jones, is returning to good health.

While there are varying opinions on this topic, I want to stick to your questions about the Soundtrack of Summer Tour.

For the past few years, as Mick was recovering and gaining strength to repair his health, you are correct- he would not attend many shows, just making an occasional appearance at a few shows here and there, and just doing interviews. Remember- he is 68, and recovery to "form" takes longer in the latter years in life.

I have been reading the reviews from the concerts both in the media, and on the bands websites, and perusing the pictures, and it is my understanding that he has been, and is fully prepared to perform during this tour and for the remainder of the tour, and has been performing with the band after they are a few songs into the set at every stop thus far. After a few songs pass, Kelly will introduce Mick, the crowd whips into an even more frenzy, and the Juke Box Hero himself performs the remainder of the set. The reviews are nothing but spectacular!

I am by no means affiliated with Foreigner, nor am I speaking for the band, I am not a representative of the band, I am not a forum admin, nor a member of the media. I am just a huge fan of the past and the present lineup, and sharing what I have found thus far, as I have been following this tour very closely.

I would be curious to see if anyone could add to this, who have attended some of the shows on the tour thus far. They would be able to confirm or deny this.

However Rob G, I would be confident that if you attend the show tomorrow, you will most likely get Mick Jones for your dollar!

Lastly, to anyone who may follow up this comment, let's try to keep this thread about the Soundtrack of Summer tour, as that is the main topic here. Let's try not to dilute it into a Mick vs Lou debate, old vs new lineup argument, etc. This right here isn't about that.

Hope this helps, Rob G!

Nick

PS- Let's get some reviews of the tour, fellow Foreigner friends!!
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General Discussion / Mick Jones Live Appearances
« Last post by Robg79 on June 04, 2014, 01:26:23 am »
Hello Fellow Foreigner Fans!

I have enjoyed reading the forum for a while now and never have posted before. Does anyone know for sure if Mick will be touring on the Sounds of Summer Tour? I have seen Foreigner on all regular US Tours since the 1981 "4" Tour and the last three shows I have seen over the last couple of years Mick Jones was not present due to his health issues and thank God it sounds like he is getting better. If Mick is on the tour I will catch the Cincinnati show June 5th. I am an equal fan of Lou Gramm and Mick Jones and appreciate what each one does with their respective live shows. The last several years I have attended both Foreigner & Lou Gramm shows live and enjoyed both. I don't wish to say anything negative however in my opinion with the new Foreigner lineup and Mick's absence the last couple of years it's by far not the same. Without Mick the live shows seemed to have changed and become too much carrying on by band members in between songs and unfortunately Kelly now acts like the success has gone to his head. The band is so talented and sounds great however it just not right with all the antics on stage and without Mick Jones. I really like Bruce Watson and what he has done to fill in and hope to see him continue with the band. With the current line up having nothing to do with the writing or  recording of these great Foreigner songs it's just a tribute band and I don't want to see Foreigner Live again without Mick Jones.  I welcome any opinions on this topic.

Thanks for any info on Mick's appearances this Tour.

Rob G
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General Discussion / TIX for sale for 6/6 Styx/Foreigner show in Chicago
« Last post by jimzgirl on June 01, 2014, 05:58:32 pm »
I am SO bummed that the show I bought tickets for back in February is on the same night as my granddaughter's HS graduation.  So I have 2 (and possibly a total of 4) tickets for THIS FRIDAY, June 6th, Section 204, Row P that I paid $128.40 for, which includes tax and fees.  If anyone is interested..... please let me know and hopefully we can work something out.  GAH!  I'm so mad!!   >:(

Cheryl
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General Discussion / Scene of a perfect crime
« Last post by hawke2103 on May 31, 2014, 10:34:46 am »
I've been a fan of Foreigner ever since Spookytooth! I'm also a big fan of Concrete Blonde. Has anyone else wondered about the nearness of Girl On The Moon (one of my late wife's favourites) and Scene Of A Perfect Crime??????? :-\ :-\ :-\
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Great, Nick !!! Wow - Blue Morning Blue Day, one of my favourites as well  :)
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So our classic rock station here in Philly, 102.9 WMGK, has "countdowns" for various holidays, where fans vote their top 100/200/500 songs (whatever it may be), and they play them in order- as I am sure many radio stations around the country/world do.

Being The Soundtrack of Summer Tour is hitting it's stride, I thought it would be fun to post where us Philly folks rank the bands hits on this tour!

Memorial Day specifically, WMGK does the "Memorial Day Philly 500" ("as voted on by us fans!" [said in hack radio voice, lol]) and for nothing more than to see Philly's taste in rock/classic rock, here is where Philly is voting our boys, Styx, and The Eagles (I used The Eagles, as Don Felder was a part of many of these songs), in relation to the other 500 songs by equally as talented musicians.

Just a fun little list, for no specific purpose!

FOREIGNER                                           STYX                                                                    THE EAGLES
#488 Blue Morning, Blue Day               #434 The Grand Illusion                                      #496 Witchy Woman
419 Urgent                                                234 Lady                                                               472 Take It To The Limit
320 Juke Box Hero                                  191 Too Much Time On My Hands                     447 Heartache Tonight
272 Hot Blooded                                      52 Renegade                                                        386 The Long Run
249 Feels Like The First Time                28 Come Sail Away                                             384 Tequila Sunrise
222 Head Games                                                                                                                     345 Peaceful Easy Feeling
176 Double Vision                                                                                                                   343 Lyin' Eyes
129 Cold As Ice                                                                                                                         286 Take It Easy
                                                                                                                                                   267 One Of Those Nights
                                                                                                                                                    144 Life In The Fast Lane
                                                                                                                                                     54 Desperado
                                                                                                                                                     6 Hotel California (original)

I mean, just look at all these hits!!!!!

Here is the complete list...

http://www.wmgk.com/news/story.aspx?id=2160228

Nick
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No you're right I'm that little boy ..... and now I have to put on my big boy pants on now!!! Kelly is looking extremely handsome lately :) seen photos of his new musatche!! vvvvery nice :)

Okay so it sounds like I'm ****kissing*** butt!!! :P

Owen
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I think all of us as kids, must've heard or been told the story of "the boy who cried minion".  But apparently there's one person who hasn't heard it. 
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General Discussion / Re: VIP Guitar Question
« Last post by datfly on May 25, 2014, 06:19:04 pm »
It was a fantastic night and it all went smoothly just as Jeff mentioned in a earlier post.
Brandon the merchandise guy ran an ultra smooth operation and even though Foreigner was on second he
held all the goods until after Styx ended. I love my autographed guitar and the show made me a fan.

Here is a HD video I shot from the front row.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzJD1pVa_Xk
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Thanks for the great review Jeff. As usual, you always make us feel like we were there with you.
I'm so sorry to hear about your health issues but so glad you're well now and up and rocking again. Take care of yourself and I wish you the best!!

Thanks again for sharing your wonderful experience. I can't wait to see them in July :)

Eunice ;D
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