Semifinals withForeigner

Friday Feb.23 / 7:30pm

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With ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales,now exceeding 75 million. Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including  “Juke Box Hero,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Hot Blooded,” “Cold As Ice,” “Dirty White Boy,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” and the worldwide #1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is,”Foreigner continues to rock the charts more than thirty years into the game.

At Foreigner’s core is founder and lead guitarist Mick Jones, the visionary maestro whose stylistic songwriting, indelible guitar hooks and multi-layered talents continue to escalate Foreigner’s influence, along with lead vocalist Kelly Hansen, bass guitarist Jeff Pilson and multi-instrumentalist Tom Gimbel.

Founded in 1976, Foreigner’s debut album produced the hits “Feels Like The First Time,” “Cold As Ice” and  “Long, Long Way From Home.” The album Double Vision followed, as did a string of hits like “Urgent," “Juke Box Hero” and “Waiting For A Girl Like You.” Those songs helped give Foreigner’s next album,4, its impressive run at #1 on the Billboard chart. At the zenith of 80’s sound, Foreigner’s fifth album, Agent Provocateur, gave the world the incredible #1 global hit,”I Want To Know What Love Is.” This musical milestone followed the record-breaking song “Waiting For A Girl Like You.”