SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.>> Foreigner is celebrating its 40th anniversary in the Spa City next week on an upcoming local tour date.
Foreigner will perform on Tuesday, July 18 at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, on its 40th anniversary tour along with Cheap Trick and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience.
With vocalist Kelly Hansen now fronting the band, Foreigner will play its hits from throughout the last four decades, including those its latest anniversary release 40 – songs such as “Feels Like The First Time,” “Cold as Ice” and “Jukebox Hero.”
For the group’s 1984 rock ballad “I Want To Know What Love Is,” Foreigner will also invite the Mayfield High School Choir on stage for some backup vocals.
The Weekender caught up with Hansen before Foreigner hit the road to hear about the band’s 40th year and plans for the future.
Q: What are you looking forward to about this upcoming 40th anniversary tour?
A: It’s really funny, when Foreigner did their first headlining tour back in 1977, or 78, we took Cheap Trick along and here we are 40 years later doing it again. I toured with Cheap Trick before I was in Foreigner and Foreigner of course had lots of shows with Cheap Trick back in the day, and this is really nice that we’re able to come back together and do this. And with Jason Bonham opening the show. Jason Bonham used to play drums with Foreigner when I joined in 2005. So it’s very much kind of an old family reunion kind of thing here. I think that it’s really great. I don’t know if people understand…
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