Foreigner Announces Farewell Tour


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Another iconic rock band has announced they’ll be hanging it up. Foreigner has unveiled a Farewell Tour that will begin in 2023. The band, formed in 1976, broke the news to Billboard.

“Foreigner is a completely revitalized band with a whole new energy that has won the hearts of our fans all over the world, and I want to go out while the band is still at the top of its game,” founder Mick Jones told the publication. “I had the idea that was to become Foreigner back in 1974, and I was 30 years old at the time. By the end of our farewell tour, over 50 years will have passed, and that’s a long time to be on the road.”

Frontman Kelly Hansen adds that part of the decision is to maintain the caliber of their performances, opting to “pull the plug” before being unable to keep up their level of showmanship.

The first leg of the tour will start on July 6th in Alpharetta, Georgia, and snake across the majority of the U.S. to eventually end in Holmdel, New Jersey on September 3rd.

The band is anchored by Jeff Pilson, who has been on board since 2004. He and Hansen say that fans may have more to look forward to as the band has new material in the works. Foreigner’s last studio album came out in 2009.

“There’s probably four [songs] I’m aware of that are close, and some other snippets,” Pilson says. “Chances are there won’t be a whole new (album). I can see some new songs being added to some kind of a package or some kind of a single. I definitely see some new material coming, hopefully within the next year. We don’t need new material, but it’s always nice to have.”

Foreigner Farewell Tour Dates:

Jul 6Alpharetta, GAAmeris Bank Amphitheatre
Jul 8West Palm Beach, FLiTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
Jul 9Tampa, FLMIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Jul 11Nashville, TNAscend Amphitheatre
Jul 14Rogers, ARWalmart AMP
Jul 18Kansas City, MOStarlight Theatre
Jul 19St. Louis, MOHollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Jul 21Indianapolis, INRuoff Music Center
Jul 22Tinley Park, ILHollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Jul 24Cleveland, OHBlossom Music Center
Jul 25Toronto, ONBudweiser Stage
Jul 28Darien Center, NYDarien Lake Amphitheater
Jul 29Burgettstown, PAThe Pavilion at Star Lake
Aug tSaratoga Springs, NYSaratoga Performing Arts Center
Aug 2Wantagh, NYNorthwell Health at Jones Beach
Aug 4Gilford, NHBank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Aug 5Mansfield, MAXfinity Center
Aug 8Raleigh, NCCoastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Aug 9Charlotte, NCPNC Music Pavilion
Aug 11Dallas, TXDos Equis Pavilion
Aug 12Houston, TXCynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug 14Austin, TXMoody Center
Aug 16Denver, COBall Arena
Aug 18Salt Lake City, UTUSANA Amphitheater
Aug 20Phoenix, AZAk-Chin Pavilion
Aug 21Irvine, CAFivePoint Amphitheater
Aug 23Wheatland, CAToyota Amphitheater
Aug 24Mountain View, CAShoreline Amphitheatre
Aug 30Detroit, MIPine Knob Music Theater
Sep 1Uncasville, CTMohegan Sun Arena
Sep 2Syracuse, NYSt. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
Sep 3Holmdel, NJPNC Bank Arts Center

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