Foreigner announce huge UK tour

Foreigner 2010

Foreigner 2010

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After wowing crowds at last year’s High Voltage Festival, Foreigner, one of the most popular rock acts in the world, return to the UK and Ireland to play 7 arena shows in June 2011.

Led by founding songwriter/lead guitarist Mick Jones, with the electrifying Kelly Hansen on vocals, Foreigner will join Journey and Styx, to bring an incredible must-see live show to the UK and Ireland. This is a rare opportunity to see three of the biggest names in Classic Rock in the same place at the same time!

More than 30 years after releasing their first multi-platinum album, Foreigner’s music resonates globally across generations, thanks to an impressive run of 14 Top 20 Billboard Chart hits, including worldwide number one hit “I Want To Know What Love Is”, “Waiting For A Girl Like You”, “Cold As Ice”, “Urgent”, “Double Vision”, “Feels Like The First Time”, “Dirty White Boy”, “Head Games” and video game staples such as “Hot Blooded” and “Juke Box Hero”, together with album sales that exceed 70 million.

Foreigner’s 2010 United In Rock tour with Styx electrified audiences and established the group in its rightful place as one of the top touring attractions of the year in the US.

Their latest studio release, ‘Can’t Slow Down’, broke many Classic Rock sales records and spawned two Top 20 singles on US radio. ‘Can’t Slow Down’ was the band’s first album of new music in more than 15 years.

Mick Jones, the band’s founder and legendary songwriter/guitarist, produced the new album with Marti Frederiksen (Aerosmith and Buckcherry). It entered the Billboard Top 200 in the Top 30 on its first week of release and it is the first full length album to feature Foreigner’s revamped lineup: Jones, singer Kelly Hansen, bassist Jeff Pilson, guitarist Tom Gimbel and keyboardist Michael Bluestein.

Foreigner’s depth of broadcast-friendly hits ensures the band’s constant presence in the Top 15 most played artists on US Classic Rock radio. The band gets more airplay at this important format than Bon Jovi, Def Leppard and Bruce Springsteen, all but a handful of current touring artists.

4th June - London Wembley Arena

5th June - Birmingham LG Arena

7th June - Newcastle Metro Radio Arena

8th June - Manchester MEN Arena

9th June - Glasgow SECC

11th June - Dublin O2 Arena

12th June - Belfast Odyssey Arena

Tickets priced at £42.50 (adv) London & £40.00 regionally

Available from: www.livenation.co.uk