07/24/2018

Foreigner's Orchestral Album Tops the Billboard Classical Album Chart and Inspires Sold Out Tour Dates!

Q: What do you get when you cross a world class conductor leading an international symphony orchestra with a multi platinum rock band 
with sixteen Top 30 hits?

A:  Sold out concert halls and an album that debuts at # 1 on the Billboard chart and is still there months later!

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. 
 
FOREIGNER charts new territory as Foreigner with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus tops the Billboard Classical Album Chart and inspires sold out tour dates. FOREIGNER’S recent European tour included sold out shows at London's Royal Albert Hall, in Tel Aviv, Hamburg, Reykjavík and a return to The Kultur und Kongresszentrum in Lucerne where the band has now played four shows to sold-out audiences.  In addition to this, the band's appearance with the National Youth Orchestra of Australia has already sold out the iconic Sydney Opera House, and it will play to full houses all over Australia and New Zealand in October 2018.  
 
Foreigner with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus was released on April 27th, 2018 and immediately hit the #1 spot on the Billboard classical album chart.  The concert is being streamed and broadcast by PBS and internationally this summer.  Conductor Ernst van Tiel is no stranger to the crossover concert market.  While he has a peerless record in the field of classical music, he has also conducted concerts all over the world featuring music from film soundtracks including the Brussels Philharmonic’s recording of the original score for the film the Artist.  Ernst’s recording won Oscar and BAFTA, Golden Globe and César awards.  Ernst has conducted performances of the film score all over the world.
 
This is not the first time FOREIGNER’s hits have been re-imagined in a new format, living on in new interpretations for its 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 at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles. 
 
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.”
 
Meanwhile, FOREIGNER continues its Live Nation twenty-nine city headline “Juke Box Heroes Tour” with WHITESNAKE and JASON BONHAM’S LED ZEPPELIN EVENING supporting.  This is one of the hottest tours of the summer and tickets are available at LiveNation.com.
 
FOREIGNER recently celebrated its 40th anniversary with a worldwide tour of amphitheaters and arenas.  FOREIGNER has no less than ten multi-platinum albums and has been awarded platinum singles for digital sales of “I Want To Know What Love Is,” and “Juke Box Hero,” demonstrating its resonance in the era of downloads and streams.  YouTube views of FOREIGNER songs total almost five hundred million, and the band’s recordings are constantly featured in movies and TV shows all over the world.
 
FOREIGNER is: 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)
 
Down Under Orchestral tour dates:
 
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“ 
 
CD Tracklist:
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 
 
DVD Tracklist:
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 

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