Space Events in association with Chugg Entertainment is thrilled to announce legendary rock band FOREIGNER will return to Australia this October to perform a series of newly envisaged orchestral concerts including a magical night to remember ‘Live in the Park’ at Botanic Park on Sunday 14th October. As a special bonus for Adelaide fans, hall of fame rock legends Cheap Trick will open the Botanic Park show in spectacular style. (Full tour dates below).
With ten multi-platinum albums and 16 US Billboard Top 30 hits, Foreigner are 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.
Australian and New Zealand fans will be thrilled to witness the prolific rockers belt out all of their iconic hits with an 18-piece orchestral backing, led by celebrated Canberra conductor Kenneth Lampl. Fan favourites including Feels Like The First Time, Cold As Ice, Waiting For A Girl Like You, Urgent, and the timeless #1 global smash, I Want To Know What Love Is, will bring audiences to their feet.
In addition, Foreigner are set to release the new album, FOREIGNER with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus on April 27th, which showcases this new orchestral format across all of Foreigner’s classic hits.
At Foreigner’s core is founder and Songwriters Hall of Fame member Mick Jones, the visionary maestro whose stylistic songwriting, indelible guitar hooks and multi-layered talents continue to escalate Foreigner’s influence and guide the band to new horizons. He reformed the band after a 2002 hiatus and selected lead singer Kelly Hansen to help write an inspired new chapter in the history of Foreigner. Mick also brought in multi-instrumentalist Tom Gimbel, bassist Jeff Pilson, keyboardist Michael Bluestein, Bruce Watson on guitar and Chris Frazier on drums. An unprecedented new level of energy led the group to a re-emergence of astounding music that speaks to long time Foreigner fans and younger generations.
“I could never have imagined when I set out to create Foreigner 40 years ago, that we’d still be touring around the world and performing the music we love all these years later”, said Mick Jones. “Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer’s orchestral arrangements have shown us a new symphonic dimension of our music, which I hope our fans will enjoy.”
Rock and Roll Hall of famers Cheap Trick burst onto the music scene in the mid-seventies with their explosive guitar laden rock/pop sound that has produced countless hits including The Flame, I Want You To Want Me, Surrender, Dream Police and If You Want My Love. Consistent touring over the past four decades – notching up more than 5,000 shows, sales of more than 20 million albums, appearances on 29 movie soundtracks plus 40 gold and platinum recording awards has seen them become one of the top and most influential rock bands of all time.
“The big sounding Foreigner’s incredible repertoire of hits made even more full with the backing of an orchestra will make for a sensational night under the stars in Botanic Park. Add to this the incredible guitar rock legends Cheap Trick and it will be a massive night to remember. I’m super excited to bring this Live in the Park event to Adelaide and expect tickets to sell fast when they go on sale on April 20th” said Space Events Phil Rankine
Do not miss this incredible opportunity to see one of the most celebrated bands in music, Foreigner, perform all their hits in full orchestral sound plus legendary guitar rockers Cheap Trick belt out their incredible repertoire of hits in one amazing night Live in the Park on October 14.
Tickets on sale 12 noon Friday 20 April
Also on tour the following dates…