06/17/2019

Double Vision: Then & Now, a Celebration Concert Series With Current & Original Band Members in October 2019!

DOUBLE VISION: THEN AND NOW

A CELEBRATION CONCERT SERIES 
WITH CURRENT AND ORIGINAL BAND MEMBERS
TWO GREAT BANDS!  AN UNFORGETTABLE NIGHT!

May 21, 2019 - With ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits, FOREIGNER is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world. With an arsenal of hits such as “Cold As Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” and “Feels Like The First Time,”  FOREIGNER - Mick Jones (lead guitar), Kelly Hansen (lead vocals), Tom Gimbel (rhythm guitar, sax, vocals), Jeff Pilson (bass, vocals), Michael Bluestein (keyboards), Bruce Watson (guitar) and Chris Frazier (drums) – continue to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 80 million.

Now, FOREIGNER presents Double Vision: Then And Now, four special celebration events featuring all current band members plus original band members who helped to put the iconic group on the map more than forty years ago. Lou Gramm, Al Greenwood, Ian McDonald and Rick Wills join Mick Jones and FOREIGNER to rock through some of the best-selling songs from the band’s albums, and bring back the memories that make it feel like the first time for both long-time fans and new generations.

Double Vision: Then and Now Dates:

October 3            Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
October 4            Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, NJ
October 12          Black Oak Casino, Tuolumne, CA
October 13          Ilani Casino Resort, Ridgefield, WA

Founded in 1976, FOREIGNER‘s debut album produced the hits “Feels Like The First Time,” “Cold As Ice” and “Long, Long Way From Home.”  The album Double Vision followed, as did a string of hits including “Urgent,” “Juke Box Hero” and “Waiting For A Girl Like You.”  Those songs helped give FOREIGNER‘s  next album, 4, its impressive run at #1 on the Billboard chart.  At the zenith of 80’s sound, FOREIGNER‘s fifth album, Agent Provocateur, gave the world the incredible #1 global hit,” I Want To Know What Love Is.” 

At FOREIGNER‘s core is the founder and Songwriters Hall of Fame member Mick Jones, the visionary maestro whose stylistic songwriting, indelible guitar hooks and multi-layered talents continue to escalate FOREIGNER‘s influence, and guide the band to new horizons. A multi-talented and multi-dimensional “musician’s musician,” Jones has also written songs such as “Bad Love” with Eric Clapton and “Dreamer” with Ozzy Osbourne, and produced records for others including Billy Joel’s Storm Front and Van Halen’s 5150.  A Grammy and Golden Globe-nominated songwriter, Jones is the winner of the prestigious British Ivor Novello Songwriter Award for “The Flame Still Burns”, the soundtrack music for the film Still Crazy.

Jones reformed the band in 2004 and selected lead singer Kelly Hansen to help write an inspired new chapter in the history of Foreigner. One of rock’s greatest showmen, Hansen is known for his innate ability to connect with the crowds.  As a front man and lead vocalist, Hansen is among the most respected, consummate professionals in rock and roll. With a 35-year career that spans almost every area of music, from the role of lead vocalist to producing and engineering, Kelly has the unique ability to advance and excel when faced with new challenges.

Recently, FOREIGNER catalog sales were celebrated in Business Insider for hitting the Top 40 among the Best Selling Music Artists of All Time.  The Beatles were justifiably #1, but FOREIGNER came in ahead of Britney Spears, Bob Dylan, Phil Collins, Prince, Queen, Bon Jovi and Def Leppard. 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.

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