Original Foreigner members to join current band for 40th anniversary tour finale

Music 19/09/2017

A month ago Foreigner leader Mick Jones hinted at the original band members joining the current lineup onstage for more shows and now they’ve announced that the two groups will perform together at the final two concerts on their 40th anniversary tour.

Singer Lou Gramm, drummer Dennis Elliott, keyboardist Al Greenwood, guitarist Ian McDonald and bassist Rick Wills will join guitarists Jones, Tom Gimbel and Bruce Watson, singer Kelly Hansen, bassist Jeff Pilson, keyboardist Michael Bluestein and drummer Chris Frazier during Foreigner’s shows at Michigan’s Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort.

The two lineups performed together back in July, the first time since 1980 that most of the members have been onstage together. 

“Playing alongside Lou, Dennis, Al, Ian and Rick again certainly brought back some special memories, and we decided it would be the ultimate celebration to join together on one stage, and give the fans the best possible farewell to our 40th Anniversary,” Jones says in a press release announcing the reunion shows.

Foreigner have been on tour celebrating the 40th anniversary of their self-titled debut album since May. 

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