Monday, May 8, 2017

Foreigner reschedule 40th anniversary UK tour

Foreigner have announced rescheduled dates for a 40th anniversary UK tour.

The four-show run – originally planned for this November – has been moved to May 2018 due to “unexpected scheduling issues earlier this year.”

The band will perform in Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham and – for the first time ever – at London’s esteemed Royal Albert Hall.

“Playing at The Royal Albert Hall has been a childhood dream,” explains guitarist Mick Jones, “as one of my earliest memories was attending a Gustav Holst concert, mesmerized by Sir Malcolm Sargent conducting ‘The Planet Suite.’ To perform with my band at this iconic venue decades later is a true honor.”

A Foreigner fan club presale starts Wednesday, May 10 at 9am local time, while a Live Nation and venue presale begins Thursday, May 11 at 9am. General public tickets will be available Friday, May 12 at 9am.

Foreigner will mark their 40th anniversary this year with the May 19 release of a new greatest hits collection that also features two new songs.

The 2-disc “40” delivers 40 hits from 40 years – from their self-titled 1977 debut to today.

Foreigner will support the project when they kick off a European tour in Luzern, Switzerland on May 20.

A North American run with Cheap Trick and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience will begin in Syracuse, NY on July 11.

Postponed 2017 UK dates

Nov 26: Wolverhampton - Civic Hall
Nov 27: London - Royal Albert Hall
Nov 29: Glasgow - Clyde Auditorium
Nov 30: Manchester - O2 Apollo

Rescheduled 2018 UK dates

May 12: Manchester - O2 Apollo
May 13: Glasgow - Clyde Auditorium
May 15: Birmingham - Symphony Hall
May 16: London - Royal Albert Hall

See also:

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