Sold-out shows on a recent world tour demonstrate the band’s formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel album sales, now exceeding 70 million. At Foreigner’s core is founder Mick Jones, the visionary maestro whose stylistic songwriting, indelible guitar hooks and multi-layered talents continue to escalate Foreigner’s influence more than 30 years into the game.
With a catalog of multi-platinum gems including Cold As Ice, Juke Box Hero, I Want To Know What Love Is and critically-acclaimed wonders from the 2009 “Can’t Slow Down” album—Foreigner is a band continually forging new musical peaks. Comprising Foreigner’s dynamic lineup are founder-lead guitarist Mick Jones, lead vocalist Kelly Hansen, bass guitarist Jeff Pilson, multi-instrumentalist Tom Gimbel, keyboardist Michael Bluestein and drummer Mark Schulman. The original incarnation of Foreigner, formed by Jones in 1976, included fellow Brits Ian McDonald and Dennis Elliott, as well as Americans Al Greenwood, Ed Gagliardi and Lou Gramm. It was this mix of nationalities, and a feeling that music was coming from a different place, that inspired the band name. Stoked with Jones’ song-writing mastery and Gramm’s fiery vocals, Foreigner embarked on an unprecedented course of larger-than-life rock and never looked back.
17 million albums sold world wide - 2500 Live Shows Performed – Over 1 Billion listeners have heard Night Ranger on the radio in the US alone. They are fresh off their ‘Somewhere In California’ release and world tour with Journey & Foreigner and over 95 shows on 5 continents in 2011. The 2011-2012 World Tour also included adventures in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Japan, Europe, United Kingdom and North America. The band is filming a Live 30th Anniversary Greatest Hits Acoustic CD/DVD to be released this fall along side touring. The band recently signed an endorsement deal with JBL to activate programs from recorded notes to standing ovations in an interactive and innovative way across all media. Harman partners with Night Ranger from the studio to the stage, providing the consumer a front row seat from the creative process to finished product, allowing the consumer to experience all that Night Ranger and JBL have to offer. Notable contributions to Broadway (Rock of Ages), Video Games (Rock Band, Guitar Hero, etc.), Movies (Boogie Nights, etc.) and TV (American Dad, etc.)
When: Friday, August 31, 2012 – 8:00PM
Where: Chastain Park Amphitheater – 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta, GA
Tickets: $25 – $75
What is the name of the second studio album released by Foreigner?
Deadline: Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012