Foreigner will hit the road in 2017 for a massive world tour. The world romp, which includes a summer tour of the U.S., will be part of the multi-platinum seller's upcoming 40th anniversary celebrations.
The “Hot Blooded” hitmakers made the announcement via a news release posted Jan. 9 at their official Foreigner website. The U.S. leg will feature Foreigner on a bill with fellow classic rockers Cheap Trick along with Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience.
The powerful triple bill will launch July 11 in Syracuse, New York, at Lakeview Amphitheater. The U.S. leg will rock numerous major cities, including visits to Boston, Cincinnati, and Los Angeles, before wrapping up Sept. 9 in Auburn, Washington, at White River Amphitheatre.
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“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,” writes Foreigner guitarist and founding member Mick Jones. “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 part of Foreigner's 40th anniversary celebration, the band will release a new greatest hits collection. Titled “40 – Forty Hits From Forty Years,” the compilation will feature tracks from across the band's storied career and will be released in 2017 via Rhino Records.
Former Foreigner members will also make upcoming guest appearances with the band in the coming months to celebrate the landmark. Ex-drummer Dennis Elliot and former bassist Rick Wills will appear on Feb. 24 in St. Augustine, Florida, while former members Ian McDonald (multi-instrumentalist), Al Greenwood (keyboards) and ex-singer Lou Gramm will appear on a date TBA. Tickets for select Foreigner dates are available here
Fans who can't wait until this summer can catch Foreigner at their next U.S. stop, which will take place Jan. 27 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, at Golden Nugget Lake Charles. See below for Foreigner's 40th Anniversary Tour schedule in 2017. .
July 11 – Syracuse, N.Y., Lakeview Amphitheater
July 13 – Camden, N.J., BB&T Pavilion
July 14 – Bethel, N.Y., Bethel Woods Center For The Arts
July 15 – Hershey, Pa., GIowaNorthwest Territories Center
July 17 – Boston, Mass., Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
July 18 – Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 20 – Wantagh, N.Y., Jones Beach Theater
July 21 – Darien Center, N.Y., Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 22 – Holmdel, N.J., PN.C. Bank Arts Center
July 25 – Bristow, Va., Jiffy Lube Live
July 26 – Virginia Beach, Va., Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater At Virginia Beach
July 28 – Nashville, Tenn., Ascend Amphitheater
July 30 – Pelham, Ala., Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Aug. 1 – West Palm Beach, Fla., Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
Aug. 2 – Tampa, Fla., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
Aug. 5 – Charlotte, N.C., PNC Music Pavilion
Aug. 6 – Raleigh, N.C., Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Aug. 8 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Riverbend Music Center
Aug. 9 – Chicago, Ill., Huntington Bank Pavilion @ Northerly Island
Aug. 11 – Clarkston, Mich., DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 12 – Burgettstown, Pa., KeyBank Pavilion
Aug. 13 – Noblesville, Ind., Klipsch Music Center
Aug. 15 – Kansas City, Mo., Starlight Theatre
Aug. 16 – Maryland Heights, Mo., Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 19 – The Woodlands, Texas, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug. 20 – Austin, Texas, Austin360 Amphitheater
Aug. 23 – Albuquerque, N.M., Isleta Amphitheater
Aug. 24 – Phoenix, Ariz., Ak-Chin Pavilion
Aug. 26 – Salt Lake City, Utah, Usana Amphitheatre
Aug. 29 – Chula Vista, Calif., Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Aug. 30 – Los Angeles, Calif., Greek Theatre
Sept. 1 – Wheatland, Calif., Toyota Amphitheatre
Sept. 2 – Mountain View, Calif., Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sept. 4 – Morrison, Colo., Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sept. 8 – Ridgefield, Wash., Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
Sept. 9 – Auburn, Wash., White River Amphitheatre