Author Topic: why does no one address Mick missing all these shows?  (Read 1101 times)

monster

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why does no one address Mick missing all these shows?
« on: March 07, 2013, 06:22:22 pm »
I have Missed Mick at the shows,posted about it. Yet, no one will even comment about it?????
Does no one Miss him too? Does it not seem like false advertising,when his picture is on the posters and then has bruce fill in.
We love forienger and Mick, we just Miss mick!!

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Re: why does no one address Mick missing all these shows?
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2013, 08:06:14 am »
Oh - I do miss him. He appeard at some shows after his absence for about a year (due to health problems), only played a few songs. So Bruce seems to be in the band for good.
Needless to say that he is just brilliant !!!
But you are right: they should announce whether Mick is playing or not.
I'm very curious to know if he'll come over to Germany in July. Whether he does or not - I'll be at 7 shows anyway!
Babs

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Re: why does no one address Mick missing all these shows?
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2013, 04:01:00 pm »
First off I have been a Foreigner fan for many years,  and have seen them many times since Kelly joined several years ago.  Also I respect everyone's desire for privacy when it comes to health issues. That said,  it has been about a year and a half since Mick effectively stopped performing with the band (with very few recent exceptions).  It is nothing less than fraudulent to have this website still replete with photos, articles, ads, interviews  etc, still parading Mick as the frontman and guitarist of the band. I can only assume the band's promoters or management are trying to keep the 'brand value' of the Foreigner name up ,  by misleading people  for as long as possible into believing that a key founding member of Mick's stature (or is it ex-member?) is still fully active in the band.

Let me describe a somewhat similar situation with the band Styx. Chuck Panozzo (original bass player) became unable to tour and perform regularly many years ago due to ongoing health related issues.  He now makes occasional surprise appearances with the band.  But their website is very upfront about that and make it clear that Chuck is not their bass player.  As opposed to the foreigneronline.com "About" page where Mick is portrayed as THE lead guitarist in the band, in photos and text.  Again, simply fraud.


p.s re other topic posted lately:

Forget about Lou Gramm reuniting with Mick. First of all (as I covered above) Mick is effectively gone from the band, as far as I can tell.  Secondly, I think trying to replace Kelly with Lou would be problematic in a few ways. I personally prefer Kelly's voice at this point.
Digressing further, that is similar to the situation with Jason Bonham's band (Led Zeppelin Experience). They have an absolutely amazing vocalist who sounds eerily just like Robert Plant "back in the day".  Robert Plant unfortunately can't do Robert Plant like that any more.
The one reunion I really would like to see is Dennis DeYoung back with Tommy Shaw and Styx (which I can't see happening, sadly).  When I saw Dennis's band a couple of years ago I was surprisingly impressedf by his vocals and keyboard work, and supporting band (I had not expected much, being quite a fan of the Styx lineup under Tommy and with Gowan).

That's all for now

Frank

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monster

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Re: why does no one address Mick missing all these shows?
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2013, 07:56:59 pm »
Frankd53 ,I could not have said it better myself.
We love foreigner,and Mick,but sadly there is no foreigner without mick,
Without him,they are just a cover band.(a great cover band).
The show I went to in mt. pleasant,mi ,sadly I wish I could get a refund.
My wife and I Went expecting to see Mick and of course,no Mick.

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Re: why does no one address Mick missing all these shows?
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2013, 06:56:57 am »
I have been following Foreigner since the first album. (I am 52 years old).  I have seen them live more than 250 times since then all over the United States.  I have been a supporter of this band through ALL its personell changes. But, without one original member left in this band, the time has come to let all current fans know that Mick is no longer with the Band full time and is subject to a guest appearance occasionally. This way people can decide for themselves if they want to shell out the cash and see the band with a 99% chance that no original member would be playing. I agree that it is FALSE ADVERTISING on this website to keep showing Mick's likeness all over this website as if he is playing with this band. It is obvious he is no longer a full time member and it is time to let everyone know the truth before putting a show on sale with his likeness on the advertisements for the show. I am going to see them in Hampton Beach casino in NH later this year. If Mick is not there, I will no longer purchase tickets to see them going forward. It simply does not sound the same to me and does not have the right feel to it for me. Just my opinion. Thank you all for reading.