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7th March 2017


Multi-Platinum selling AOR legends Foreigner will be returning to the UK in November for four dates in celebration of their 40th anniversary.

Special guest will be Asia who will be performing shows as a tribute to John Wetton who sadly passed away in January aged 67, following a battle against colon cancer.

John Parr will be opening the shows with an acoustic set.

Foreigner's 40th Anniversary UK Tour will include a date at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London.

26th November: Wolverhampton - Wolverhampton Civic Hall
27th November: London - The Royal Albert Hall
29th November: Glasgow – SEC Armadillo
30th November: Manchester - O2 Apollo

Tickets are on sale now right here.

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."


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