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  FOREIGNER TO RELEASE FIRST EVER ORCHESTRAL VERSIONS OF THE HITS
20th February 2018



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'I Want To Know What Love Is', 'Cold As Ice', 'Waiting For A Girl Like You', 'Hot Blooded' and 'Juke Box Hero' are amongst Foreigner's timeless anthems. With ten multi-platinum albums, sixteen Top 30 hits and album sales now exceeding 75million copies, they seem to have done it all.

However, 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' which will be available on Friday 27th April 2018 via earMUSIC.

It was back in May 2017, when 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.

Mick Jones commented:

"I could never 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. 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."

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The band are heading over to Europe for an extensive tour throughout May, and you can see Foreigner (without the orchestra) which includes their four rescheduled UK dates which were unexpected postponed last year due to scheduling issues:

Saturday 5th May: Menora Mivtachim Arena, Tel Aviv
Monday 7th May: Sala Palatului, Bucharest
Tuesday 8th May: Bulstrad Arena, Ruse
Wednesday 9th May: Arena Armeec, Sofia
Saturday 12th May: O2 Apollo, Manchester
Sunday 13th May: Clyde Auditorium SSC, Glasgow
Tuesday 15th May: Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Wednesday 16th May: The Royal Albert Hall, London
Friday 18th May: Laugardalshöll, Rekjavik, Iceland
Sunday 20th May: Stadtpark Freilichtbühne, Hamburg
Monday 21 st May: Kulturpur 28, Siegen, Germany
Wednesday 23rd May: Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden
Saturday 26th May: KKL Lucerne, Lucerne
Sunday 27th May: KKL Lucerne, Lucerne

Tickets are on sale now right here.

'Foreigner With The 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus'
CD tracklisting:

Overture
Blue Morning, Blue Day
Cold As Ice
Waiting For A Girl Like You
Say You Will
When It Comes To Love
That Was Yesterday
Feels Like The First Time
Starrider
Double Vision
Fool For You Anyway
Urgent
Juke Box Hero
I Want To Know What Love Is

DVD tracklisting:
Overture
Blue Morning, Blue Day
Cold As Ice
Waiting For A Girl Like You
Head Games
When It Comes To Love
Say You Will
The Flame Still Burns
That Was Yesterday
Juke Box Hero
Starrider
Double Vision
Fool For You Anyway
Hot Blooded
Urgent
Feels Like The First Time
I Want To Know What Love Is

Vinyl tracklisting:
Side One:
Overture
Blue Morning, Blue Day
Cold As Ice
Waiting For A Girl Like You
Side Two:
Double Vision
When It Comes To Love
Say You Will
That Was Yesterday
Side Three:
Urgent
Juke Box Hero
Side Four:
Starrider
Feels Like The First Time
I Want To Know What Love Is

Foreigner are:
Kelly Hansen – lead Vocals
Mick Jones – Guitar
Bruce Watson – Guitar
Tom Gimbel – Rhythm Guitar/Saxophone/Vocals
Jeff Pilson – Bass Guitar/Vocal
Michael Bluestein – Keyboards
Chris Frazier – Drums







 


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