JOHN PARR ANNOUNCED AS SPECIAL GUEST FOR FOREIGNER UK DATES
John Parr has been confirmed as the special guest for Foreigner’s four UK Dates in May 2018.
Famous for his US No.1 hit ‘St Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion)’ in 1985, the Grammy nominated musician will be performing an acoustic set, treating fans to the best of his fantastic catalogue of songs including ‘Restless Heart’, ‘Naughty, Naughty’, ‘The Minute I Saw You’ and ‘St Elmo’s Fire’.
John said “I'm really looking forward to appearing with Foreigner on their UK tour in May. It's just great to be sharing the stage with Mick and the boys.”
Sat 12th May 2018 Manchester, O2 Apollo
Sun 13th May 2018 Glasgow, Clyde Auditorium
Tue 15th May 2018 Birmingham, Symphony Hall
Wed 16th May 2018 London, Royal Albert Hall
This special series of concerts will be a true homecoming for founding member and lead guitarist, Mick Jones, where fans will see why it Feels Like The First Time, when FOREIGNER’s performances include their unforgettable anthems I Want To Know What Love Is, Juke Box Hero, Waiting For A Girl Like You, Cold As Ice, Feels Like The First Time, Hot Blooded, Urgent and That Was Yesterday.
Says Mick Jones, “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. 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.”
As for playing the legendary Royal Albert Hall for the first time, says Mick, “Playing at The Royal Albert Hall has been a childhood dream, as one of my earliest memories was attending a Gustav Holst concert, mesmerized by Sir Malcolm Sargent conducting ‘The Planet Suite.’ To perform with my band at this iconic venue decades later is a true honour.”
FOREIGNER are a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, with ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits. FOREIGNER are one of the most popular rock acts in the world, with album sales now exceeding 75 million. Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring songs, the band continues to rock the charts. The band recently released a new 10” vinyl 4 track EP ‘The Flame Still Burns’, and the 40th Anniversary celebrations have been marked with the release of a 1CD, 20-track album ‘40’ on 12th May which contains the band’s biggest hits. This was followed a week later with a double album of the same name, tracing the four decades long history of FOREIGNER. This exciting release contains new songs as well as all of the much-loved hits. A vinyl version was released on June 2nd.
FOREIGNER are: 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).