Foreigner, one of the top rock acts in the world, have been around for more than forty years, producing chart topping numbers, multi-platinum albums and performing many unforgettable concerts for their fans. Over the years, the rock band has not only managed to sustain its success but has flourished to be a stand out rock outfit that is enjoying sold-out concerts to this date.
In 2017, the band is celebrating their forty years of music with their fans. They kicked off celebrations with a European tour, while their US anniversary tour will comprise of 40 shows where guest artists will join them to commemorate the occasion. The Warner Music Group has released a double CD set ‘40’ that comprises 40 of the band’s songs recorded between 1977 and 2017. The album stayed for nine weeks on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The sold out concerts on their recent world tour is a testament to their ever growing popularity. The group’s exceptional live energy at concerts is infectious and hence fans love to see them perform live. To get a taste of their live performance, make sure to get your Foreigner tickets in time.
The band came together in 1976. Foreigner’s key member is the legendary Mick Jones known for his song writing mastery. It was him who formed the band that was to become a force to reckon with in the rock music world. The original lineup included Ian McDonald and Dennis Elliott, as well as Al Greenwood, Ed Gagliardi and Lou Gramm. Since the band comprised of both English and American musicians, therefore it was named Foreigner.
It took them only a year to become a mainstream success. Foreigner released their debut effort in 1977 with Atlantic Records, which turned out to be an instant hit. The self-titled album featured songs like “Feels Like the Very First Time,” “Long, Long Way From Home” and “Cold as Ice” which went on to be big hits. The album landed at number four on the Billboard 200 and also got Foreigner a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist of 1977.
Then came an even stronger second album, “Double Vision.” The title track of the album, "Blue Morning, Blue Day" and “Hot Blooded” became smash hits and on the strength of these singles the album landed among the Top Ten on the Billboard charts. It is Foreigner’s bestselling album to date.
The third album “Head Game” was their third consecutive album, but with this album came changes in the group lineup. After letting go of some members, Foreigner was now a quartet that came up with the massive seller titled “4” that released in 1981 and became a number one hit on the Billboard chart. It featured hits such as “Urgent,” “Jukebox Hero,” and the ultimate power ballad “Waiting for a Girl Like You.”
Successive albums continued the success story. In their career, Foreigner also released a few power ballads that were hits, but it essentially remains a hard rock band at its core. The band also saw many lineup changes over the years, but have still managed to retain their star power. They became popular for their high energy concerts that featured blazing rock numbers and massive crowds. The rock legends have continued to rock amphitheaters and stadium with their brand of music and the sold out venues are evidence of the fact that they are stronger as ever.
Foreigner has sold more than eighty million records globally and around forty million in the US alone. It has 16 Top 30 hits and 9 Top 10 hits to its credit. Two of its member, Lou Gramm and Mick Jones are Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees. Having more than 400 million YouTube views makes Foreigner one of the most viewed YouTube artists. Business Insider recently published its “The 50 best-selling music artists of all time” list, listing Foreigner ahead of music icons like Bob Dylan, Prince, Queen, Bon Jovi and Def Leppard.
Foreigner Concert tickets
Foreigner is touring and have been on a world tour to celebrate their 40th anniversary. To mark the anniversary, they came up with an album titled 40 – Forty Hits From Forty Years. They are rocking stadiums with a collection of multi-platinum gems from the past and fans are loving every bit of it. If you want to catch this once in a life time opportunity to see the legends perform live then get your hands on Foreigner concert tickets fast. Do not miss them while they are still on the road.