11/21/2017

Foreigner Special Guest Announced for UK Tour in May 2018

Foreigner with very special guests

Joanne Shaw Taylor 

& John Parr

UK DATES - MAY 2018

FOREIGNER have announced Joanne Shaw Taylor as the very special guest on their four UK dates in May 2018. Opening the show will be John Parr.

Joanne Shaw Taylor has established herself as the UK's number one star of the blues rock world. The girl with the big voice from the Black Country has just recently completed a 6 date UK tour.

John Parr will perform an acoustic set including his hits ‘St Elmo's Fire', ‘Man In Motion' & ‘Naughty Naughty'.

The legendary band will perform in Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham and for the first time ever, London's esteemed Royal Albert Hall.

The Royal Albert Hall in London is close to sell out – extra production seats will be released on November 21st at 9 am.

The dates and venues are as follows:

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 IsJuke Box HeroWaiting For A Girl Like YouCold As IceFeels Like The First TimeHot BloodedUrgent 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 is 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 anthems, the band continues to rock the charts more than forty years. On September 13th, 2017 Foreigner's catalogue sales were celebrated in Business Insider Magazine as hitting the Top 40 among the Best selling Music Artists Of All Time.

2017 marked the celebration of Foreigner's 40th anniversary. It commenced with a European tour that included Foreigner performing orchestral versions of the hits with the 2st Century Symphony Orchestra in Lucerne, Switzerland. The Warner Music Group released a double CD set ‘40' and the album spent 9 weeks in the Billboard Top 200 chart. The band played 40 headline shows across the United States.

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).

Tickets on sale now.

https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/foreigner-tickets?omq=foreigner

 

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