Foreigner were formed by guitarist and songwriter Mick Jones, along with former King Crimson member Ian McDonald and vocalist Lou Gramm in 1976.
Signed to Atlantic Records they released their eponymous debut album, 'Foreigner', a year later which featured the smash hits of 'Cold As Ice' and 'Feels Like The First Time'.
Foreigner enjoyed massive success throughout the late 70s and 80s, going on to sell eighty million records worldwide including the ballad 'I Want To Know What Love Is' which was a Number One hit on both sides of the pond in 1984.
Only Mick Jones remains from the original line-up. Vocalist Kelly Hansen and former Dokken bassist Jeff Pilson have both been in Foreigner now for over a decade each and have firmly established themselves in the line-up.
Today, Asia commented about the tour:
"A tribute to John Wetton is being planned, end of November, four dates including the Royal Albert Hall, with members of Asia as special guests of Foreigner. John Parr will be opening the show.
"Signed up so far are Geoff Downes and Steve Howe, with Carl Palmer unable to join due to prior commitments. Dylan Howe will be on drums and Billy Sherwood will be on bass and vocals.
Note that this is an official tribute fully endorsed by John's estate, John's family, Lisa, Dylan, Geoff, Carl, Sam, Steve, Billy, management and all the Asia and official JW team."