Foreigner coming to Penticton this fall

After 40 years on stage, Foreigner is still going strong

For 40 years, Foreigner has been turning out some of the most iconic rock anthems, and this fall, they’re coming to Penticton.

You’ll be able to hear them live, performing hits like I Want To Know What Love Is, Cold As Ice, Hot Blooded and Juke Box Hero as they celebrate with a Canadian tour, 40th-anniversary album and a new musical Juke Box Hero, premiering in Alberta in 2018.

Foreigner — with Mick Jones (lead guitar), Kelly Hansen (lead vocals), Jeff Pilson (bass, vocals), Tom Gimbel (rhythm guitar, sax, vocals), Michael Bluestein (keyboards), Bruce Watson (guitar) and Chris Frazier (drums) — will make a stop in Penticton, BC with guests Honeymoon Suite at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Oct. 21, 2017.

“I never could have imagined when I set out to create Foreigner forty years ago, that we’d still be touring around the world and performing the music we love all these years later,” said founding member and lead guitarist Mick Jones.

This tour will feature a companion album, a new career-spanning compilation titled 40, featuring 40 hits from 40 years, released on May 26. A double-vinyl version featuring 23 songs will be released on June 2.

40 brings together the best songs from Foreigner’s nine studio albums, including all 16 of its Top 30 hits: Feels Like The First Time, Urgent, Waiting For A Girl Like You and more. The collection features Too Late from the group’s 2008 retrospective No End In Sight and The Flame Still Burns, the title track from a vinyl EP released just last year, making its debut on CD in this collection. All prior recordings have been remastered and the album features two new tracks recorded especially for this release, Give My Life For Love and a new version of I Don’t Want To Live Without You.

Another milestone as part of Foreigner’s 40th Anniversary celebration is the forthcoming musical, Juke Box Hero, premiering in Alberta in 2018. Based on a screenplay written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais (The Commitments and Across The Universe), Juke Box Hero is a coming of age saga written to the music of Foreigner.

“I am so proud that these songs will now be reinterpreted for stage, and am honoured by the team that is helping bring this music to life,” said Jones. “I can’t express the gratitude I feel when fans share stories of how our songs have been woven into their milestones and memories over the years.”

Tickets for Foreigner with Honeymoon Suite at the SOEC go on sale June 2 at 10 a.m. Tickets are $45, $65, $75 and $89.50. The VIP Experience is $199 and includes a ticket on the floor in the first six rows, a Foreigner tote bag, autographed limited edition CD, photo with the band, VIP limited edition laminate and a $10 coupon for merchandise purchased at the show.

Tickets and the VIP Experience can be purchased in-person at the Valley First Box Office at the SOEC, via phone 1-877-763-2849 or online at ValleyFirstTIX.com.

Fans can check out www.jeffparrypromotions.com/foreigner for updates on tour dates and news.