Thursday, August 6, 2015

Foreigner to record live unplugged album at charity event

Foreigner will record their forthcoming album, “The Hits Unplugged And Live”, at a private event benefitting JDRF (formally known as Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) on August 24 at The Ford Motor Company Conference and Event Center in Dearborn, Michigan.

Foreigner is donating their performance that evening and their royalties from the record – which will released in early 2016 – to JDRF.

JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. As the largest charitable supporter of T1D research, JDRF has invested nearly $2B in research over the past 45 years and is sponsoring scientific research in 17 countries worldwide.

“We are so pleased to be collaborating with JDRF for such a meaningful program,” says guitarist Mick Jones. “Type 1 diabetes is a cause close to our heart, as our longtime tour manager’s daughter was diagnosed with T1D in 2003 when she was 4 years old. There is tremendous anticipation around our first ever live acoustic album, and we’re glad we could donate our performance fees and royalties to benefit such an important cause.”

Foreigner will perform a 1-hour set at the August 24 event which will also feature an auction of memorabilia from the band.

Limited tickets to this event are available by contacting or 313-248-1655.

Foreigner are currently playing US dates with Kid Rock.

See also:

Original Foreigner vocalist Lou Gramm expands North American tour
Foreigner joins Def Leppard fall US tour
Kid Rock announces US tour with Foreigner
Foreigner guitarist reveals health scare
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