Foreigner and Eagle Vision have announced the release of the concert film, ‘Foreigner Live At The Rainbow ’78‘, which is available on DVD, Blu-ray, and digital video from March 15th. Available to pre-order here.

After the band’s self-titled debut album had spent a year in the US Top 20, rock’s conquering heroes played a sold-out show at London’s celebrated Rainbow Theatre on April 27, 1978. Opening with ‘Long, Long Way From Home,’ fans were treated to a magnificent display of musicianship and performance, including hit singles ‘Feels Like The First Time‘ and ‘Cold As Ice‘, as well an exclusive preview of two tracks from the upcoming Double Vision album, ‘Hot Blooded‘ and ‘Double Vision‘.

Featuring the classic Foreigner lineup of Mick Jones (lead guitar, keyboards, backing vocals), Lou Gramm (lead vocals, percussion), Ian McDonald (guitars, keyboards, sax, flute, backing vocals), Al Greenwood (keyboards, synthesizer), Ed Gagliardi (bass, backing vocals) and Dennis Elliott (drums, backing vocals), this show captures the essence of a group who would go on to become one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time.

Forty years later, this definitive performance by the original band has been restored from the original film reels, remixed and remastered for this release.

1978 was an absolutely magical time for the band,” remembers Mick Jones, “and to come back over to the UK to play a headline show at the legendary Rainbow really was a dream come true. The audience was amazing that night. We couldn’t have wished for a better show.

As Foreigner‘s music continues to resonate with fans old and new, the band celebrated their 40th anniversary playing amphitheaters and arenas throughout 2018.

Tracklisting:

Long, Long Way From Home
I Need You
Woman Oh Woman
Hot Blooded
The Damage Is Done
Cold As Ice
Starrider
Double Vision
Feels Like The First Time
Fool For You Anyway
At War With The World
Headknocker

Foreigner, the classic British-American rock band, has announced that it is donating proceeds from a new version of its hit song, ‘I Want To Know What Love Is‘, to Shriners Hospitals For Children. Foreigner recently recorded the song and created a new music video featuring Shriners Hospitals For Children patients.

The new release is available for download on Google Play and iTunes. Fans can visit here to download or pre-order the album. Stream the single on Spotify here.

The single appears on a new album of live recordings, ‘Foreigner Live In Concert‘, available on February 15th both digitally and in stores via The Orchard. Foreigner is donating proceeds from both the single and the entire album to Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Foreigner has been involved with Shriners Hospitals for ten years, and we’ve been looking for a way to make a more meaningful impact,” said lead singer Kelly Hansen. “The lyrics of this song really speak to the qualities we’ve observed in the children here at Shriners Hospitals. The kids show this amazing resilience and happiness that really makes one think how powerful love is.

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Universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world, Foreigner will rock across Europe for a massive summer 2016 Tour.  A formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, the band will belt out full electric performances of their biggest anthems at some of Europe’s greatest venues starting at the London Palladium on Tuesday 7th June, followed by dates at Belgium’s Graspop, Cologne’s Tanzbrunnen, Tel Aviv’s Caesarea Amphitheatre, and more.

Foreigner’s very special guest at the London Palladium concert will be John Parr, whose music career spans over 30 years, with over ten million album sales and movie soundtracks including the hit singles St. Elmo’s Fire, Restless Heart and Naughty Naughty.

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Foreigner’s popularity continues to soar, having taken over the US media in 2015 with recent music usage in shows like Orange Is the New Black, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and the films Pitch Perfect, and Magic Mike. Foreigner is sure to generate the same excitement in Europe and Israel this summer as they bring their enduring brand of rock and popularity across the sea.

“Our music has touched a lot of people worldwide,” says lead guitarist Mick Jones. “Unwittingly, we’re weaved into the fabric of people’s lives.”

Tickets for the London Palladium concert can be booked online from www.livenation.co.uk/artist/foreigner-tickets / ticketmaster.co.uk

There is an Interactive Map and essential travel advice for getting to the venue by car and public transport.

There is also a unique ‘Look Inside The Venue‘ feature that allows you to navigate the auditorium and see where you’ll be sitting.

2016 European And Israeli Tour Dates

June

07                London, UK, The Palladium
12                Sofia, Bulgaria – Arena Armeec
14                Tel Aviv Israel – Caesarea Amphitheatre
15                Tel Aviv, Israel – Caesarea Amphitheatre
17                Dessel, Belgium – Graspop
18                Clisson, France – Hellfest

August

04                Wacken, Germany – Wacken Festival – SOLD OUT
05                Schwetzingen, Germany – Open Air Im Park
06                Nurnberg, Germany – Lieder am See
08                Cologne, Germany – Tanzbrunnen
09                Mainz, Germany – Nordmohle
12                Erlach, Switzerland – Lakeside Festival

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Universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world, Foreigner will rock across Europe and Israel for a massive summer 2016 Tour.  A formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, the band will belt out full electric performances of their biggest anthems at some of Europe’s greatest venues starting at London’s Palladium on Tuesday 7th June, followed by dates at Belgium’s Graspop, Cologne’s Tanzbrunnen, Tel Aviv’s Caesarea Amphitheatre, and many more.

Fans will see why it Feels Like The First Time when the band performs rock’s greatest hits including the unforgettable anthems Juke Box Hero, Cold As Ice, Urgent, and I Want To Know What Love Is.  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 album sales, now exceeding 75 million. Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems, the band continues to rock the charts more than thirty years.

Foreigner’s popularity continues to soar, having taken over the US media in 2015 with recent music usage in shows like Orange Is the New Black, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and the films Pitch Perfect, and Magic Mike. Foreigner is sure to generate the same excitement in Europe and Israel this summer as they bring their enduring brand of rock and popularity across the sea.  “Our music has touched a lot of people worldwide,” says lead guitarist Mick Jones. “Unwittingly, we’ve weaved into the fabric of people’s lives.”

2016 European And Israeli Tour Dates

June

07  London, UK, The Palladium 

12   Sofia, Bulgaria – Arena Armeec

14   Tel Aviv Israel – Caesarea Amphitheatre

15    Tel Aviv, Israel – Caesarea Amphitheatre

17    Dessel, Belgium – Graspop

18    Clisson, France – Hellfest

August

04   Wacken, Germany – Wacken Festival – SOLD OUT

05   Schwetzingen, Germany – Open Air Im Park

06   Nurnberg, Germany – Lieder am See

08  Cologne, Germany – Tanzbrunnen

09   Mainz, Germany – Nordmohle

12   Erlach, Switzerland – Lakeside Festival

Tickets for the London Palladium concert go on sale Friday 20th November at 9am GMT from www.livenation.co.uk/artist/foreigner-tickets.

Foreigner (L-R): Chris Frazier (drums), Tom Gimbel (sax, keyboards, guitar), Kelly Hansen (lead vocals), Mick Jones (lead guitar), Jeff Pilson (bass), Michael Bluestein (keyboards), Bruce Watson (guitar). Photo Credit: Bill Bernstein
Foreigner (L-R): Chris Frazier (drums), Tom Gimbel (sax, keyboards, guitar),
Kelly Hansen (lead vocals), Mick Jones (lead guitar), Jeff Pilson (bass),
Michael Bluestein (keyboards), Bruce Watson (guitar).
Photo Credit: Bill Bernstein

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This week it’s the turn of RPR owner & chief bottle washer Dan Mann to suggest 20 albums for your collection.

The Royal Court Of China - Geared And Primed

The Royal Court of China – Geared And Primed

Alcatrazz - Disturbing The Peace

Alcatrazz – Disturbing The Peace

Hittman – Hittman

Hittman – Hittman

Sea Hags – Sea Hags

Sea Hags – Sea Hags

Metal Church –  Metal Church

Metal Church – Metal Church

Malice – License To Kill

Malice – License To Kill

Racer X – Second Heat

Racer X – Second Heat

Open Skyz – Open Skyz

Open Skyz – Open Skyz

Tommy Shaw – Ambition

Tommy Shaw – Ambition

Warrior – Fighting For The Earth

Warrior – Fighting For The Earth

1st Avenue – Tears & Triumph

1st Avenue – Tears & Triumph

Aces High – Forgive And Forget

Aces High – Forgive And Forget

Foreigner – Unusual Heat

Foreigner – Unusual Heat

Bloodline – Bloodline

Bloodline – Bloodline

Blindstone – Freedom’s Calling

Blindstone – Freedom’s Calling

Michael Katon – Get On The Boogie Train

Michael Katon – Get On The Boogie Train

Kenny Wayne Shepherd – The Place You’re In

Kenny Wayne Shepherd – The Place You’re In

Kelly Keeling – Giving Sight To The Eye

Kelly Keeling – Giving Sight To The Eye

Arena – Immortal?

Arena – Immortal?

Storyville – Dog Years

Storyville – Dog Years

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Foreigner are set to release a new high-definition live recording from their most successful album of all time, Foreigner ‘4’.  Universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable arsenal of hit songs, Foreigner continue to propel sold-out tours and album chart action around the world.  Now, Frontiers Music Srl presents a homage to Foreigner’s most successful album ever with “The Best of Foreigner 4 & More”.  The live album will be released on 5th December 2014.

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Foreigner – Photo Credit: © Bill Bernstein

Foreigner ‘4’ spent more weeks at #1 on the Billboard charts than any artist in the history of Atlantic Records, including AC/DC, The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin, and went on to sell more than 9 million albums worldwide. Fans will see why it “Feels Like The First Time” when Foreigner debuts these new recordings of the best of Foreigner ‘4’ along with several other chart hits. Foreigner recorded these live high-definition versions of their most enduring anthems at the Borgata Hotel’s Music Box theatre in Atlantic City on October 3rd and 4th, 2014. The album includes some of rock’s best-known hits including Feels Like The First Time, Cold As Ice, Hot Blooded and Foreigner’s iconic ballad, I Want To Know What Love Is.

“Our music has touched a lot of people worldwide” says Foreigner founder, lead guitarist, Mick Jones.  Also serving as executive producer of the new album, this Songwriters Hall Of Fame member wrote or co-wrote every Foreigner song and continues to lead his band to new heights.  Mick continues: “Unwittingly, we’ve weaved our music into the fabric of people’s lives.”

Tracklist

  1. Night Life
  2. Woman In Black
  3. Urgent
  4. Waiting For A Girl Like You
  5. Break It Up
  6. Girl On The Moon
  7. Say You Will
  8. Feels Like The First Time
  9. Cold As Ice
  10. Hot Blooded
  11. I Want To Know What Love Is
  12. Juke Box Hero

“The Best of Foreigner 4 & More” is available now for pre-orders via Pledge Music through this link: www.pledgemusic.com/projects/foreigner in CD, vinyl, limited edition posters and remake t-shirts from their 1981-1982 tour. As an exclusive for the German territory, the album will also be available in a special box packaging adding a cap to the CD.

Foreigner - Photo Credit: © Bill Bernstein
Foreigner – Photo Credit: © Bill Bernstein

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day earMUSIC releases “I Want To Know What Love Is – The Ballads”, 14 tracks previously never released on one album of  Foreigner’s  best and most timeless ballads. Embracing over thirty years of award-winning creativity, “I Want To Know What Love Is – The Ballads” will be released in the UK on Monday February 3rd in two different editions: as a standard jewel case, and as a 2CD Special Edition-digipak.

Featuring “I Want To Know What Love Is” originally released on 1984’s multi platinum album Agent Provocateur, the forthcoming album also includes thirteen songs including classic hits such as “Waiting For A Girl Like You”, “Long, Long Way From Home” from 1977’s self-titled debut album, as well as some modern masterpieces of their most recent albums Can’t Slow Down from 2010 and Acoustique from 2011, all of which are state-of-the-art new recordings featuring Foreigner lead singer Kelly Hansen.

The Special Edition release is a must-have for all the die-hard Foreigner fans. Produced by noted Foreigner bass guitarist, Jeff Pilson, in December 2013, the bonus disc contains previously unreleased performances of all the hits and fan favourites, recorded from an acoustic show for the German radio station SWR1 in July 2013.

The album precedes Foreigner’s April 2014 UK Tour with special guests Europe and FM, which kicks off Thursday April 3rd at Manchester o2 Apollo, followed by dates in Newcastle, Glasgow, Nottingham, Sheffield, Portsmouth, Bristol, London and Wolverhampton.  Tickets can be booked from Live Nation and Ticketmaster.  Foreigner will also play two Irish dates with special guests FM at Dublin Olympia (March 31) and Belfast Waterfront Hall Auditorium (April 1).

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Foreigner – Photo Credit: © Bill Bernstein

Loads of great music this week.

Starting off with some Rob Mancini. 3-Play Foreigner, Baby Jane & Zebra.

And I’ve managed to get in a fourplay as well this week, Judas Priest (request), Slik Toxik, Hardbone & Wigelius.

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