10/29/2015

Foreigner To Rock Lincoln Center's American Songbook 2016 Season On Wednesday, February 17th

NEW YORK, NY (October 28, 2015) – Returning for its 17th season, Foreigner joins Lincoln Center’s acclaimed series American Songbook which will continue to broaden its scope in celebrating the best in American singing and songwriting as interpreted by top performers and rising stars, with events at three Lincoln Center venues.  The series will expand to Mesa Arts Center, in Mesa, Arizona, with three performances in March. And for the third time, American Songbook will partner with Prudential Investment Management for an online program, Invest in the Future of American Song, through which the audience selects the performer to open the American Songbook season at the David Rubenstein Atrium.
 
Foreigner will join The Appel Room series, performing an acoustic set off their upcoming album "The Hits Unplugged & Live." The Appel Room series opens with Vanessa Williams performing in the breathtaking space in Frederick P. Rose Hall on January 20, 2016.  A vast and varied array of performances continues there through February 27 for 16 nights of great music.  On the remarkable roster:  a Peggy Lee tribute concert hosted by James Gavin, with Jane Monheit, Nellie McKay, and other special guests; Loudon Wainwright III; Rita Moreno; Craig Finn of The Hold Steady; the songs of Todd Almond, with special guest Courtney Love; Janis Ian; Jerry Dixon and Mario Cantone; a concert version of Ricky Ian Gordon and Leonard Foglia’s chamber opera A Coffin in Egypt featuring the renowned mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade; Laura Jane Grace of the punk band Against Me!; Broadway’s Andy Karl and Orfeh; Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCalla, and Bhi Bhiman in Swimming in Dark Waters—Other Voices of the American Experience; Latin fusion band La Santa Cecilia; gender illusionist Charles Busch; and Terri Lyne Carrington’s The Mosaic Project: Love & Soul featuring Valerie Simpson and Oleta Adams.
 
On Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 8:30 pm Foreigner will perform an acoustic set featuring their upcoming album, "The Hits Unplugged & Live." Founded by guitarist and 2013 Songwriters Hall Of Fame inductee Mick Jones, Foreigner is one of the most successful rock bands of all time. The band's legendary songs, of which 16 landed in the Billboard Top 30, have enjoyed a recent surge in popularity thanks in part to the musical Rock Of Ages and numerous uses in film and television such as "I Want To Know What Love Is" in the season finale of Orange Is The New Black. The band, synonymous with sold-out arena shows, plays an acoustic set, striking to the core of timeless songs like "Waiting For A Girl Like You," "Cold As Ice," and "Hot Blooded." Their album The Hits Unplugged And Live, recorded last summer in Michigan, will be released in early 2016. The band is donating royalties from this album to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.Tickets start at $55​

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