LEGENDARY ROCK BAND FOREIGNER SMASHES RECORDS AS IT TOPS BILLBOARD CLASSICAL ALBUMS CHART FOR THE SECOND WEEK IN A ROW AT #1 WITH
“FOREIGNER WITH THE 21ST CENTURY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & CHORUS”
SOLD-OUT INTERNATIONAL ORCHESTRAL TOUR DATES INCLUDE ICONIC SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE AND THE KULTUR UND KONGRESSZENTRUM, LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND
New York, NY - FOREIGNER‘s timeless anthems - I Want To Know What Love Is, Cold As Ice, Waiting For A Girl Like You, Hot Blooded, Juke Box Hero and many more, continue to rock the charts with ten multi-platinum albums, sixteen Top 30 hits and album sales now exceeding 75 million copies.
But FOREIGNER have now entered new territory for the first time ever, topping both the Classical Albums and Classical Crossover Albums Billboard charts with FOREIGNER with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, a presentation of all their hits with a 58-piece orchestra and a 60-piece choir available via earMUSIC. The album is #1 for the second week in a row on the Classical Albums chart - a first for the band that has also previously topped the Billboard 200, Billboard Hot 100, Mainstream Rock Songs and Adult Contemporary Songs charts.
FOREIGNER’S current sold out electric European tour includes performances at London’s Royal Albert Hall (just a few days before the wedding!) and shows in Iceland, Israel, Romania, Bulgaria and Germany. It concludes with a return to Lucerne, Switzerland, where the newly released album was originally recorded, for a sold-out orchestral show. A second show has been added. The orchestral tour swept the US this spring, giving fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the band’s most popular hits in full orchestral sound. In the fall, FOREIGNER’s orchestral tour will hit Australia and New Zealand with appearances that include an already sold out Sydney Opera House. Melbourne sold out in just a few days and a second show has already been added. The full tour is listed below.
This is not the first time FOREIGNER’s hits have been re-imagined in a new format, living on in new interpretations for their millions of fans. FOREIGNER’S 2017 album, IN CONCERT: UNPLUGGED, featured acoustic arrangements of all the hits, which were showcased with a legendary performance at Carnegie Hall as well as The GRAMMY Museum.
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.
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.”
This summer, Foreigner will be joined by WHITESNAKE and JASON BONHAM’S LED ZEPPELIN EVENING for the 2018 29-city “Juke Box Heroes Tour” that kicks off on June 15th in Bangor, Maine. This is destined to be one of the hottest tours of the summer and tickets are available at LiveNation.com
FOREIGNER are: Mick Jones (guitar), Kelly Hansen (lead vocals), Tom Gimbel (rhythm guitar, sax, vocals), Jeff Pilson (bass, vocals), Michael Bluestein (keyboards, vocals), Bruce Watson (guitar, vocals) and Chris Frazier (drums)
Orchestral tour dates:
Saturday, May 26 Lucerne, Switzerland - KKL
Sunday, May 27 Lucerne, Switzerland - KKL
Friday, October 12 Canberra, ACT - Royal Theatre
Sunday, October 14 Adelaide, SA - Botanic Park
Tuesday, October 16 Perth, WA - Riverside Theatre
Thursday, October 18 Sydney, NSW - Opera House
Monday, October 29 Melbourne, VIC - Hamer Hall
Tuesday, October 30 Melbourne, VIC - Hamer Hall
Thursday, November 1 Hamilton, NZ - Claudelands Arena
“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