ICONIC ROCK BAND FOREIGNER ANNOUNCES FIRST EVER
ORCHESTRAL LIVE RECORDING
“FOREIGNER WITH THE 21ST CENTURY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & CHORUS” SET FOR RELEASE ON APRIL 27TH 2018 VIA earMUSIC
RELEASE TO LAUNCH WITH MAJOR US NETWORK SPECIAL AND
EXCLUSIVE WALMART CD/DVD PACKAGE IN THE US AND CANADA
TICKETS FOR FOREIGNER’S COMPANION ORCHESTRAL TOUR
AVAILABLE NOW AT FOREIGNERONLINE.COM
I Want To Know What Love Is, Cold As Ice, Waiting For A Girl Like You, Hot Blooded, Juke Box Hero. FOREIGNER‘s timeless anthems continue to rock the charts with ten multi-platinum albums, sixteen Top 30 hits and album sales now exceeding 75 million copies. For the first time ever, FOREIGNER will present all their hits with a 58 -piece orchestra and a 60-piece choir with FOREIGNER with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus available on April 27th, 2018 via earMUSIC.
In May 2017, the band performed two sold-out shows in Lucerne, Switzerland, together with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, conducted by Ernst van Tiel. FOREIGNER with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus represents this year-long collaboration between FOREIGNER founding member and lead guitarist Mick Jones and GRAMMY nominated composing/arranging team, Dave Eggar & Chuck Palmer, exploring the deep symphonic potential of these classic and iconic songs. Dave Eggar, Juilliard protégé and cellist/pianist/composer, and Chuck Palmer, producer/writer/percussionist, have toured, performed and recorded with artists such as Paul Simon, James Taylor, Patti Smith, Coldplay and many more.
For the US release, the band expect to announce a collaboration with a major broadcast network for a one hour version of the concert to coincide with the album release. The product offering will include CD, digital, a double vinyl release and will feature a special CD/DVD digipak only available at Walmart in the US and Canada.
The two sold-out shows in Switzerland have also inspired a US orchestral concert series which kicks off in St. Augustine, FL on March 16, 2018. Together with The Dave Eggar Orchestra, FOREIGNER provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for US fans to experience the band’s most popular hits in full orchestral sound.
Mick Jones: “I could never have imagined when I set out to create Foreigner 40 years ago, that we’d still be touring around the world and performing the music we love all these years later. Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer’s orchestral arrangements have shown us a new symphonic dimension of our music, which I hope our fans will enjoy.”
FOREIGNER are: Mick Jones (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)
“FOREIGNER WITH THE 21ST CENTURY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & CHORUS“
1. OVERTURE / 2. BLUE MORNING, BLUE DAY / 3. COLD AS ICE / 4. WAITING FOR A GIRL LIKE YOU / 5. SAY YOU WILL / 6. WHEN IT COMES TO LOVE / 7. THAT WAS YESTERDAY / 8. FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME / 9. STARRIDER / 10. DOUBLE VISION / 11. FOOL FOR YOU ANYWAY / 12. URGENT / 13. JUKE BOX HERO / 14. I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS
1. OVERTURE / 2. BLUE MORNING, BLUE DAY / 3. COLD AS ICE / 4. WAITING FOR A GIRL LIKE YOU / 5. HEAD GAMES / 6. WHEN IT COMES TO LOVE / 7. SAY YOU WILL / 8. THE FLAME STILL BURNS / 9. THAT WAS YESTERDAY / 10. JUKE BOX HERO / 11. STARRIDER / 12. DOUBLE VISION / 13. FOOL FOR YOU ANYWAY / 14. HOT BLOODED / 15. URGENT / 16. FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME / 17. I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS
1. OVERTURE / 2. BLUE MORNING, BLUE DAY / 3. COLD AS ICE / 4. WAITING FOR A GIRL LIKE YOU
1. DOUBLE VISION / 2. WHEN IT COMES TO LOVE / 3. SAY YOU WILL / 4. THAT WAS YESTERDAY
1. URGENT / 2. JUKE BOX HERO
1. STARRIDER / 2. FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME / 3. I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS
Tickets are currently available for the following orchestral tour stops:
03.16.2018 USA St. Augustine, FL ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE
03.18.2018 USA Clearwater, FL RUTH ECKERD HALL
03.20.2018 USA Ft. Lauderdale, FL BROWARD CENTER
03.29.2018 USA Cedar Rapids, IA US CELLULAR CENTER
03.30.2018 USA Sioux City, IA ORPHEUM THEATRE
04.02.2018 USA Grand Forks, ND CHESTER FRITZ AUDITORIUM
04.03.2018 USA Minot, ND ALL SEASONS ARENA
04.04.2018 USA Duluth, MN DECC AUDITORIUM
05.26.2018 SWITZERLAND Lucerne KKL LUCERNE
05.27.2018 SWITZERLAND Lucerne KKL LUCERNE